Whether you are hoping to lose body fat for health reasons or want to slim down and tone up, there are several ways to achieve the results you would like effectively. In this blog, we will focus on the diet and how making simple changes to your diet can help you achieve your goals.
Up Your Protein
Protein may help to reduce your appetite and increase your body’s fat burning. Upping your protein can increase the feeling of fullness, decrease hunger, and reduce calorie intake. Experts suggest that physically active people need 0.54-0.9 grams of protein per pound of body weight (1.2-2 grams per kg) per day.
How much protein you need to consume daily depends on factors such as:
- Body Size
- Activity Levels
- Pregnancy Status
Foods with Great Sources of Protein Include:
- Chicken Breast
- Cottage Cheese
- Greek Yogurt
- Lean Beef
- Protein Powders
- Ezekiel Bread
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Turkey Breast
- Peanuts and Peanut Butter
Eat More Healthy Fats
It may sound counterintuitive, but increasing your healthy fats can result in a long-lasting reduction of body fat. A 2016 study comparing the results of a Mediterranean Diet VS Low Fat Diet showed that the Mediterranean Diet resulted in more significant weight loss than the low-fat diet.
The Mediterranean Diet focuses on the lifestyle change of replacing trans fats (the unhealthy fats found in fried or processed foods) with nutritious fats that can benefit your health.
These fats include:
Drink More Water
Drinking enough water throughout the day can help you suppress your appetite naturally, helps the body to function, keeps you hydrated, boosts your metabolism, and makes exercise easier and more efficient.
Our team here at KB Chiropractic is here to help you lose body fat and hit your goals. If you have any questions, contact us. We offer personalized nutrition and weight loss programs to help you maintain a healthy weight and achieve your health goals.