It sounds like a trick but the authors of a new book say you can lose weight without going on a diet. Sharny and Julius Kieser are the authors of 'Never Diet Again' and joined TODAY
to explain how.
1. EAT MORE
when you eat is more important than what you eat.
eat at least 6 meals per day
do not leave more than 3 hours between meals
eating 6 smaller meals a day will boost the amount of energy you burn in a day. eating more frequently means that you are burning more energy more often.
another benefit is that your energy levels will stay on a consistent level, because you are maintaining balanced blood sugar levels, preventing hun ger attacks.
frequent meals help promote muscle growth by regulating insulin levels and providing a steady flow of amino acids into the muscle cells.
snacks are counted as meals (fruit, muesli bars or protein shakes)
meals must be less than a side plate in size
eat your first meal as soon as you wake up, after your glass of water and multivitamin
drink plenty of water
enjoy feeling consistently healthy.
2. WATER YOUR SYSTEM
water is one of the most powerful weight loss tools.- it is a great appetite suppressant and often when we think we are hungry- we are actually thirsty.
water lowers the ricks of heart attacks + cancer
being de-hydrated can sap your energy and make you feel tired.
water is important in flushing out toxins and waste products.
2 litres are day is recommended- this can be difficult to accomplish so Sharny and Julius will discuss tips and foods with high water content:
- carry a bottle, have one on your desk.
- substitute softdrink and alcohol for water.
- exercise- it makes you thirsty and want to drink water.
Foods with a high water content:
Iceberg lettuce tops the list of leafy greens that are high in water and low in calories. Romaine lettuce, mustard greens, cabbage and spinach are also low energy density foods, according to the "Journal of the American Dietetic Association." Leafy green vegetables are high sources of fiber, and many varieties are packed full of nutrients as well. Iceberg lettuce is relatively bereft of nutrients, so it's wise to opt for the darker leafed, more nutrient-rich varieties. At just 35 calories per boiled cup, kale provides antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting benefits.
Melons are a low energy density source of juicy sweetness. At just .29 calories per gram, watermelon is the least energy dense melon. A cup of this summer favorite delivers almost a quarter of the daily recommended value of vitamin C and 10 percent of the daily value for vitamin A, according to the George Mateljian Foundation. Additionally, watermelon has lycopene that may reduce the risk of prostate, breast, colorectal and lung cancers.
Red tomatoes are 94% water, according to the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, and, like kale, they're full of cancer-fighting lycopene. These versatile veggies are ubiquitous in western cuisine, where fries are doused with ketchup and pasta is smothered with tomato sauce. Left on their own, without the calorie-packed fries and pasta, tomatoes provide a great source of low-calorie fiber and nutrients.
3. PREPARE TO SLEEP
if you are feeling tired go to sleep, don't force yourself to stay up.
do not drink caffeine or alcohol within 3 hours of going to bed
keep the bedroom cool
do not sleep immediately after eating (leave at least 2 hours)
avoid large, fatty or spicy dinners
avoid sugars before bed
exercise at least 30 minutes per day
write down the problem that is plaguing you (or the to-do list for the next day) + resolve all arguments
drink a cup of chamomile tea
try to sleep in complete darkness
rotate your mattress every month, and replace it every 10 years
don't watch TV in bed
stretch before bed
sleep between 6-8 hours- no more
For more information visit neverdietagainbook.com