Hey Healthy Hotties!
Losing weight doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated. In fact, it couldn’t be simpler!
To prove it, I’ve been sharing my favourite Weight Loss Hacks with you all week. I wanted to show you, step by step, that you can eat for the body you want even by making a few simple, effortless changes in your diet.
Even if you change nothing else, these weight loss hacks will likely get you a bit closer to the body of your dreams.
You see, I understand how frustrating it can be to be overweight. I’ve been there. With my experience transitioning from being thirteen kilograms (twenty-nine pounds) overweight for over a decade to now thriving at my ideal weight for almost another decade, I have come to believe that a sexy body truly is your birthright. Yes, yours.
These weight loss hacks are a beautiful start, but know that there is so much more I can offer you. With my simple, 30-day program, Food Dynamics for Weight Loss: The Taste and Flavour Solution, you’ll learn how to get the body of your dreams by selecting foods with body-shaping properties, igniting those properties, and then making them super satisfying.
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Now, here are my favourite weight loss hacks, all in one place. My Top 7 Weight Loss Hacks for an Effortlessly Sexy Body:
Weight Loss Hack #1: Drink an Apple Cider Vinegar Beverage
In high enough doses, vinegar (which is essentially diluted acetic acid) can promote AMPK production in human cells. AMPK is the enzyme that tells our bodies to start burning fat stores and up our energy production.
A double blind trial of 150 “overweight” Japanese men and women specifically looked at the effects of apple cider vinegar on weight loss. One group received a high dose (two tablespoons per day). One group drank only one tablespoon per day. A placebo group drank an acidic beverage that didn’t actually contain any acetic acid.
The 150 test subjects otherwise went about their normal lives. They changed nothing else. And within just one month, both vinegar groups were showing significant weight loss—over two kilos (five pounds) in twelve weeks—compared to the placebo. They lost more and more every month, while the placebo group had gained weight by month three.
Weight Loss Hack #2: Switch to Brown Rice
Researchers took two groups of overweight women and put each one on a weight loss diet—one including a cup of white rice, and the other a cup of brown. After six weeks, they switched the groups’ diets.
When the white rice group switched to brown, they experienced significantly more weight loss, as well as body-shaping around their hips and abdomens. In addition, they enjoyed lower blood pressure and reduced inflammation. These effortless results held steady for pre-diabetics—a particularly high-risk group.
So many people avoid brown rice because they don’t think it’s as tasty as white. Gorgeous, please don’t let that stop you! Just try my sensationally colourful, tasty Buddha Bowl, and you’ll see just how yummy brown rice can be.
Weight Loss Hack #3: Sunshine…and a whole lot of fruit and veg!
While researchers have observed that people with more vitamin D in their blood tend to be slimmer, that doesn’t mean supplementation will help you lose weight. In fact, it probably won’t.
Thank goodness nature has us covered! We just need to look at two simple choices that correspond to those higher D levels and, most likely, healthy weight reduction: Plant-based nutrition, and sunshine.
So, get outside in nature to catch some rays, and complete the formula with fresh, whole fruits and veggies.
Weight Loss Hack #4: Snack on Dried Fruit
It might surprise you that adding dried fruit to your diet won’t lead to weight gain…it will probably do the exact opposite! In a recent study, children age nine to eleven were given all the grapes or raisins they wanted thirty minutes before a meal. At that meal, they were offered all the pizza they could eat.
If they had just the meal—with no snack beforehand—they consumed an average of 840 calories of pizza. Add the unlimited grapes, and they ate around 120 calories of that, but less pizza. Their overall calorie intake was higher, but a portion of those calories came from fruit—which, of course, is preferable to pizza. When the children were given raisins, researchers found that they consumed even more calories from their snack than with grapes, but then ate so much less pizza that their overall calorie intake was lower.
It’s not just raisins, and it’s not just kids; dried fruit is an incredibly satisfying snack! And, with the healthy calories in fruit, you don’t need to worry about portion control. Eat up!
Weight Loss Hack #5: Stop Counting Calories!
I don’t count calories—haven’t for more than seven years—and I wish you would stop too. Your calorie counter doesn’t know when you are no longer hungry. It doesn’t know when you are full. Think about it. The places on this beautiful planet were people are slim and healthy are not the places where everyone counts their calories.
A simple study compared the diets and nutritional intake of 13,000 participants, looking specifically at the difference between meat-eaters and plant-based. On average, vegetarians and vegans consumed around 360 less calories than the meat group. That wasn’t intentional dieting; a plant-based diet just naturally led to lower daily calories for participants—and, by extension, greater weight loss. This study looked at both vegans and vegetarians (the latter still eat eggs and dairy), but as I’ve discussed before, the best diet for weight loss is a fully plant-based one.
Instead of counting calories, pay attention to your body and its needs. Nourish it with whole, plant foods, and it will tell you when it has had enough—and when it hasn’t. Not only will this hack save you time, but you’ll probably lose weight without changing a single other thing, too!
Weight Loss Hack #6: Cut Animal Proteins for Effective Body Shaping
As many studies have indicated, vegetarians and vegans tend to be slimmer and healthier than their meat-eating counterparts.
Adults with a BMI (body mass index) above 30 are considered obese; 25 to 30 is overweight; under 25 is ideal. Predictably, meat-eaters averaged 28.8 in several analyses. In the United States, the only group consistently showing at their ideal weight and BMI was the plant-based one…these averaged 33 pounds (about 15 kilos) lighter than their meat-eating friends.
So, you want to drop those extra kilos? Just drop this one thing (animal proteins), and you will! This is probably the most effective weight loss hack out there.
Weight Loss Hack #7: Eat Fruit, As Much As You Want!
Many of you know already that I love fruit. That’s where I get most of my calories, and the same goes for my family. And as you’ve seen in my before and after photos, all that fruit and all those extra calories are definitely not making me fat. Let’s look at the science to understand why…
Nutritionists think the answer to this puzzle is in something called energy density, a pretty new term that may be linked to weight management. Energy density refers to the amount of calories per unit weight contained in a food or drink. Water, for example, is heavy, but calorie-free, so it has an extremely low energy density. Fibre is also high in weight and low in calories.
Therefore, foods that have high water and fiber content (yep, like fruit!) will have a lower energy density. These low energy density foods fill us up better. (High-fat foods, on the other hand, are extremely high energy density. Think bacon, or anything in that high-calorie, small package category.) The lower the energy density of the foods we eat, the more weight we’ll lose.
And, not only does fruit sugar not negatively affect our health, it seems to actually protect our bodies from the negative effects of other less healthy foods! Isn’t it amazing what fruit can do?
These weight loss hacks are so simple, right? 😉 The best thing about these hacks is that they are safe, natural, and work with your body through the power of food dynamics to help you achieve the slim, sexy body of your dreams.
So, what do you have to lose? (Except those extra kilos, of course!)
Want to know more? Good, because I have so much more to share with you! Check out my specially-designed programs, Food Dynamics: The Taste and Flavour Solution and Food Dynamics for the Whole Family: The Taste and Flavour Solution, to learn how to select body-shaping foods and eat for healthy weight reduction.
Remember: A sexy body is your birthright! Let me show you how to eat for the body you want!
I would love to hear from you, too. Which weight loss hacks most resonate with you? Have you explored any of the weight loss hacks in this list? What has your experience been so far? Please share in the comments!