3 More Weight Loss Tips That Really Work - Drtohelp.com
Eat Resistant Starches
While simple starches don’t help weight loss efforts, resistant starches do.
“Adding in prebiotic resistant starch-rich foods, such as green banana flour, resistant potato starch, uncooked oats, legumes and lentils, and even cashew nuts, have been shown to both help you feel fuller for longer, reduce your appetite at your following meal, as well as help your cells become more responsive to insulin—meaning you don’t need to have as much circulating insulin in your blood in order to regulate your blood sugar levels, which otherwise would play a role in also promoting fat storage,” says Kara Landau, RD.
Drink Plenty of Water
Staying hydrated is essential to fast weight loss and overall health.
“One of the biggest factors in elevating your metabolism and helping you lose weight is staying hydrated,” says Megan Byrd, RD. “By drinking enough water during the day, you essentially fuel your body’s metabolism and help increase your energy level at the same time! Even a slight drop in hydration has been shown to lower your metabolism all day long. Start your morning with a glass of water, and continue to drink water throughout the day to get the maximum benefits!”
Avoid Juice Cleanses
There is no need to do a juice cleanse to shed pounds.
“Juice cleanses are often more harmful than helpful when it comes to weight loss,” says Mackenzie Burgess, RDN. “While the fruits and vegetables blended into juices have important vitamins and minerals, the juice itself is all quick-absorbing carbohydrates with little to no fiber or protein. The result? A temporary burst of energy and short-term satiety that will have you craving more food soon after.”