It might seem to boost your weight loss is just about exercising and counting calories, but sometimes you can hit a plateau despite your best efforts. Fortunately, there are small, relatively easy things you can do to boost your weight loss. Adding the following strategies to your weight loss plan can help you to get back on track and shed those pesky pounds with seemingly little effort.
Take a Cinnamon Supplement
Supplementing with cinnamon is an effortless way to melt away fat. In a 2006 study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, people lost a significant amount of body fat after taking a cinnamon supplement for 12 weeks. A similar study in a 2017 edition of Lipids in Health and Disease found that when people supplemented with cinnamon for 16 weeks, their body mass indexes significantly decreased when compared to people who took a placebo. You can buy a bottle of cinnamon pills, or sprinkle cinnamon in your coffee or on a piece of toast to add this spice to your diet.
Drink Water Before Meals
If you fill up with a glass of water before eating a meal, you probably won’t feel as hungry and will be less likely to overeat. The research supports this notion. In a 2010 study in the journal Obesity, subjects who consumed about 16 ounces of water before every meal lost approximately four pounds more than those who did not drink water before meals did during a 12-week diet. Most standard bottled waters are about 16 ounces. Drink a bottle before sitting down for a meal, and you might notice yourself quickly shedding excess weight.
Eat the Right Foods
Often when dieting, people worry about all the things they can’t eat, but it might be beneficial to focus instead on the things you can, such as certain foods linked to weight loss. Most people gain weight over time as they age, but a 2011 study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and yogurt was linked to weight loss over a four-year period. Be sure to fill your shopping cart with these foods at the grocery store.
Stocking up on slimming foods can help you to shrink your waistline. Combine this with other simple strategies, such as drinking water and taking a cinnamon supplement, and it will be easier to meet your weight-loss goals.