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How to lose weight without going low-carb

Many people will claim that it is not possible to lose weight while consuming carb. It's not true. It is possible to lose weight without going low-carb. If you love carbohydrates in different forms like sweets, pizza, pasta, you don't have too completely stop consuming them just to lose weight. There are ways through which you can lose weight while enjoying some of the carbohydrate items that you love.

Slow down to eat

While eating your food, slow down. Don't be in a hurry to complete everything on your plate. Taking 15 to 20 minutes to complete your meal is good for you because it will ignite your metabolism. It will turn on digestive enzyme production and it will be easier for you to understand when you are full so that you can stop eating.

Eating more mindfully

Many people eat mindlessly without noticing of feeling what they are eating. They do not pay any attention to what and how much they are consuming. As a result of that unwanted pounds and fat will be added to your body. If you become more mindful of what you are eating, it will be easier for you to stop adding those extra pounds. There are other benefits as well. When you pay attention to what and how much you are eating, you will be able to notice what makes you feel full and satisfied. As a result of that you will be consuming less amount of calories and that is a very important and big point of your weight loss journey.

Do not restrict, replace

Instead of restricting all types of carbohydrates, it will be better for you if you replace them with something better. There are refined sugars and carbohydrates and you need to avoid them because they are really bad for your health and they can and more pounds your body. But that does not mean you have to completely restrict all types of carbohydrates. You can easily replace refined sugars and carbohydrates which are higher quality substitute. In place of sugar, you can try dates or raw honey, instead of processed flour products, you can try cauliflower breads.

Careful with your snacks

Snacking can be good or bad for you depending on what you are eating. Snacks can be very difficult for you to control. It is the most addictive food that come in beautiful packages. You need to include more healthy snacks like nuts and seeds, Greek yoghurt, crispy roasted chickpeas. They all will work as on the go snacking. There are better than processed, fried and oily snacks which will add more weight to your body.

Managing your stress

Managing your stress will help you to keep weights away from your body. Many people add more weight to their bodies by stressed all the time. High stress and low rest will definitely add more pounds to your body. If you are stressed all the time, you're not sleeping well you are going to gain more weight. Both stress and sleep have their roles in weight gain process and you should be careful about them. When stressed, many people like to eat to get away from it and as a result of that and more and more weight. Eat more processed and easily available food which are full of calories. When you are stressed, stress hormone and other hormones in the body may change resulting in making you hungrier, which will force you to eat more food.

References

1. The Achievable Body
2. Losing Weight
3. Your Weight Is Important