From how to laugh yourself slim to why carrot juice should be part of any slimmer’s daily diet, here is a round-up of the Top 44 diet tips…
1 Sprinkle cinnamon into yorghut everyday to burn fat. The spice is a powerful metabolism-raiser. Half a teaspoon a day is enough to burn an extra kilo a month.
2 Take lunch breaks away from your desk. You’ll consume 250 fewer calories in a day than those who eat as they work.
3 Have a laugh. A good strong laugh for 10-15 minutes a day increases weekly energy consumption by up to 280 calories.
4 A glass of carrot juice a day will help you lose almost 2kg over 12 weeks compared to non-juice drinkers. It‘s high in fibre and nutrients than help burn blubber.
5 Take a calcium supplement. You’ll lose 2,6 % more fat than those who don’t.
6 Red meat can help you lose weight. It packs a lot of the proteins that help you maintain muscle mass – and muscle burns four times as many calories as fat.
7 Don’t exercise alone. Train with friends and lose a third more weight than if you go on your own. You’ll maintain motivation by exercising socially, and benefit from mutual encouragement.
8 Eat red peppers. They contain capsaicin, the chemical that gives them their distinctive taste and which boosts your resting metabolic rate by 25%.
9 Stress at work is the biggest cause of over-eating. Controlled breathing for two minutes, focusing on your diaphragm, will dampen hunger pangs.
10 Exercising first thing in the morning helps you to burn fat faster. You’ll shed a kilo quicker than at any other time, as your body will be forced to tap into your fat reserves for energy.
11 Turn off your TV while you eat, as the distraction postpones the point at which you stop eating. This can cut 3.5kg of weight gain each year.
12 Drizzle on some soy sauce to shed the kilos. Research shows soy proteins interact with receptors in our brains that tell us we’re full.
13 Slice your food to consume 20% fewer calories. People rate sliced serving as 27% larger than equal amounts of whole veg – and so pile less onto their plates.
14 Hit the treadmill. The running machine is the best tool in the gym to burn the most calories in the shortest time.
15 Eat vitamin-filled melon followed by protein rich egg for a perfect fat-fighting breakfast. The eggs even break down the melon’s carb.
16 A daily glass of red wine can stop you putting on fat, especially around your belly. Resveratrol from the grapes inhibits the development of fat cells around your waist.
17 Discover the classics. By listening to relaxing music while you eat, you’ll consume less, as you chew at a more leisurely pace and be more in tune with your body, so you stop eating when you feel full.
18 Chew sugar-free gum for 15 minutes after eating, and again two hours later, to cut snack cravings.
19 Have more sex. As well as burning 150 calories every 20 minutes, it boosts hormone that increase your metabolism and less muscle growth.
20 Eat pomegranates. Their seed oil reduces the body’s fat abilities to store fat, and they’re so sweet they’ll curb your desire for sugar snacks.
21 Fire up the braai to grill the calories in your meat. Grilling meat lets extra fat escape while it cooks.
22 Sip green tea. It contains a compound that reacts with caffeine to boost fat oxidation and resting metabolism by 20%.
23 Eat chilli corn carne once a week. An enzyme in the kidney beans tells the body to break down stored fat instead of carbohydrates for energy, while mince boosts your metabolism.
24 Choose spinach ahead of other greens. It packs double the fibre, which helps the body process fats more efficiently.
25 Swap your regular cheese for goat’s cheese. It is 40% lower in calories than the cheese made from cows’ milk.
26 Add lentils to each meal to lose more than 7kg in 10 weeks. The pulse are packed with amino acids leucine, which burns fat fast.
27 Eat “good” fats to burn fat. Eggs, walnuts and rapeseed oil are all good for this, and also help cut the risk of heart disease.
28 Eat breakfast. Those who fail to kickstart their metabolism with a meal first thing eat 100 times more calories a day.
29 Eat an apple 15 minutes before a meal. You’ll consume an average of 187 fewer calories if you do.
30 Drizzle a little olive oil on salads. It’s good fatty acids trigger a protein that tells the body it’s full, to prevent you from overeating.
31 Putting tomatoes in your sandwiches will keep you feeling fuller for longer and make you less likely to gorge on post lunchtime snacks. The fruit suppresses the hormone ghrelin which is responsible for hunger pangs.
32 Leave a maximum of three hours between meals. This ensures your metabolic rate doesn’t fluctuate
33 Eat pineapple. It’s not only a great snack to spark your metabolism, it contains bromolina which helps break down protein.
34 Add paprika to meals. Its ground red peppers contain six times the vitamin C of tomatoes, crucial for helping your body to fat into energy.
35 Vinegar-based food dressings contain acetic acids, which speeds up the rate at which your body burns fat. Add a few glugs of vinaigrette or vinegar daily to your salads and sauces.
36 Sit down at a table to eat. You’ll consume a third less than when munching on the move.
37 If it didn’t grow, walk or swim, don’t eat. Processed foods are loaded with unhealthy transfats and artificial sweeteners.
38 Walk around after exercise to keep your fat fighting enzymes working. Sitting for too long deactivates them.
39 Avoid energy drinks. The energy is released too quickly and they can make you fat.
40 Swop full cream milk for skimmed milk in tea and coffee and with cereal. Not only does skimmed milk have half the calories, it has more calcium and phosphorous, which increase fat breakdown in cells.
41 Eat three 250 calories protein-rich snacks a day between meals – for example, a sliced chicken breast, or 185g tin of tune fish in spring water with low fat mayo on crisp bread. Those who do so are 30% more likely to lose weight.
42 To burn more calories listen to music that builds in tempo during your workout. It help guard against fatigue.
43 Eat with others. Research shows that people tend to match their food intake to their dining partner. Eating with a woman friend should mean 35% fewer calories.
44 Drink juice with “bits” in. The extra fibre makes you feel fuller for longer. Article from the Star Newspaper, Friday, 22 October 2010.
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