You simply can’t argue with science. Like it or not, some things are true, and others simply aren’t.
Nowhere is this more applicable than the world of fat loss and dieting advice. If you’re anything like us at Sativa Shakes, you’re probably a bit bored of hollow promises for quick results – so let’s cut to the chase. Here are 4 completely fluff-less fat loss tips that are scientifically proven to work. They may not be the quickest of fixes, but they get results – and that’s what matters.
4. Drinking water really does help weight loss
You may have heard that drinking a glass or two of water before you eat a meal may help you shed pounds. For some, this seems like nothing more than a wivestale — but the truth is that water really can help you lose weight. In fact, according to a 2010 scientific study, two glasses of water taken before eating can ‘fill’ the stomach faster than food along, making you feel full.
3. Trust in the mathematics of calorie-burn
Lots of us who are trying to actively lose weight want to find that mystical hidden secret method of doing so. Unfortunately, it simply doesn’t exist! But there is a proven mathematical formula that can lead to predictable, reliable, weight-loss — and it’s one you already know. Quite simply, as long as the calories you burn each day are higher than the calories you take in, you will lose weight. There are some medical conditions that can offset this formula, but for the vast majority of us, it’s the cold, hard, truth.
2. Chewing more slowly can help you lose weight
Did you know that there is actually a delay between your stomach getting full and the message being sent to your brain? What this means is that you can actually keep eating for longer than is strictly necessary, even after your hunger has been satisfied. But this fact can also be used in your favour when it comes to losing weight. For example, if you’re a fast eater, there’s a good chance that you find it harder to lose weight, and could potentially end up eating more. By actively slowing down your chewing when eating, you can make each mouthful last longer, and give your body more time to ‘catch up’ with your stomach.
1. Diet is always more important than exercise
The final piece of scientific advice we’d like to offer with regard to weight loss is something that dispels a common misconception. For many people, the journey to weight loss begins (and focuses on) exercise. This is an important part of the process, no doubt, but it’s actually not the most crucial. It is in fact far better for you to tweak and optimise your diet before you begin a regime of exercise. Think about it: even if you run twenty miles a day, when you get home and eat a Big Mac and fries, you’re simply going to cancel out the good work you did. This is weight loss 101 — and it begins with your diet, then leads on to your exercise regime.
Do you have any tips of your own for those of us trying to shed the pounds? Or have you tried any of the science-backed methods above? If so, get in touch via the comments below, or through Facebook or Twitter.