Before you get caught up with the next big fitness trend: green smoothies, skinny tea, waist trainers – let’s break down 15 weight loss tips that really work – at least, according to science. Because while a few extra pounds may have cost us our wardrobe it doesn’t have to cost us our wallet, too!
1. Eat breakfast. According to an Imperial College London study, persons who skipped breakfast were tempted to consume high-calorie foods.
2. Eat 30 grams of fiber a day. An American Heart Association study, which followed two groups: the first, which was instructed to follow a diet with strict nutrient goals and limits on calorie, sugar, and saturated fat intake and the second, whose goal was simply to consume 30 grams of fiber a day — found that at the end of the 3-month survey, both groups lost weight and improved their heart health, though shedding unwanted pounds may be easier when filling up on more fiber.
3. Cut the soda and sugary juices. This liquid candy can contain up to 65 grams of sugar and upwards of 240 calories per 20-ounce serving. Take Coca-Cola for instance, which can easily run you 39 grams of sugar and 140 calories a can. Not to mention, experts point to soda as one of the top contributors to obesity. Definitely something to consider. Our suggestion: If it’s not coffee (black), hot tea or water, put it down!