5 Quick Tips for Weight Loss

You have a few pounds to lose but are having a trouble making any headway. You're not alone. Most of the success of losing weight comes from adherence to a plan, and it's hard to stick to a plan if you have bad habits.

Here are 5 simple things you can do to help you lose those extra pounds and create some new habits in the process.

1. Only Drink Water

It is impossible to become extremely obese without drinking your calories. More calories and insulin spiking sugar are ingested through drinks than any other source. Don't do it.

Your body needs water anyway so just stick with water all the time and you'll be off to a great start.

2. Eat a serving of vegetables at every meal

Yes, I'm actually adding more food to your diet. Vegetables are an amazing source of vitamins and minerals that your body needs as well as a fantastic source of fiber.

Fiber takes a while for your body to break down and digest and slows down the processing of other less healthy foods which will even out your body's insulin response to that food.

3. Eat Meat and Veggies first

Now that you're eating some vegetables let's move them up to the front of the line. Eating your vegetables and meat first at meals will help you feel fuller before you start eating the rest of your meal, you know the stuff that isn't the healthiest but you can't seem to give it up.

4. Leave a bite on the plate

Now that your feeling full and the less healthy foods are left on your plate don't feel obligated to finish them. Always leave at least 1 bite left on the plate.

This little trick can help keep your portion sizes in check and reducing your consumption of less healthy foods.

5. Get some sleep

Lack of sleep elevates the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in our bodies. This hormone is also the one that tells our body to hold on to body fat. By reducing the stress you're giving your body permission to let go of some of that body fat.

Go to bed a little earlier and don't have any screen time for at least 30 minutes before bed. If you need to unwind a bit read a book.

Making small changes over time leads to sustainable results and with these 5 small things you can get some success in your corner and be able to make some of the bigger changes your body is craving.

Now go live better.