I’ve not met too many women who haven’t tried to lose weight at least once in their lives. If you are one in this vast majority, you know that losing weight can be incredibly difficult and even harder to keep off. Of course, there are so many reasons why the weight loss journey can be rocky and long.
In some cases, women fall victim to the things that can sabotage weight loss, including poor lifestyle, bad habits, stress, and underlying health issues. However, some women simply need to adjust a few simply things like portion size, exercise routine, and cutting out indulgences. Here are some other surprising things that could help you lose weight.
Eating Low Sugar Dark Chocolate
Chocolate is likely one of the first things to go in the trash while trying to lose weight. However, before you throw out that yummy treat, consider the data that says it might help you to lose weight. Studies have shown that the right kind of chocolate (pure dark, unsweetened) can help boost your metabolism, curb cravings, and even give feelings of well-being. However, this is not a golden ticket to the all-you-can-eat chocolate factory! Even the dark, no sugar variety has calories. Choose the best quality and eat in moderation to receive optimal health benefits.
As cannabis is legalized in more states and countries all the time, studies have ramped up to prove its health benefits. There is some evidence to suggest that certain strains higher in THCV may even help you to lose weight. It is believed that this type of cannabis helps to regulate your blood sugar which can help with cravings and metabolism. Additionally, it is purported to help regulate sleep, which is also important for weight loss, according to a study done in 2017.
It’s important to understand the chemical make-up of the cannabis before using, however, Dispensaries should offer a breakdown that shows the THC and THCV levels.
Eating A Big, High-Fat Breakfast
Eating unhealthy fats at any time of the day is not in your best interest, however, certain fats could actually help you to lose weight. Our metabolism is highest in the morning, so if you eat a meal with healthy fats, such as avocado, coconut, eggs, nuts, and flax first thing in the morning, it revs things up and burns more calories during the day.
Many dietary and weight-loss experts believe that an eating plan that includes a higher fat content can kickstart your metabolism to increase your fat-burning potential. This is the basis for dietary protocols like the popular Ketogenic Diet. I highly recommend researching this type of plan thoroughly before starting it. Do also consult your physician for information about your specific needs and what types of foods are appropriate. High-fat diets aren’t for everyone and may cause more harm than good.
Though these several things could potentially help you lose weight, always consider the basics first: calorie intake vs calories burned, general health, water intake, and sleep. All of these things need to be aligned and attended to daily in order to have success at any weight-loss efforts.
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