Heed these tried and tested ways, moms. No tricks here; just plain old science and logic.
Eat a big breakfast. If you’re trying to lose weight, remember this saying: "Eat breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper." Why? According to a study published in the journal Obesity, consuming "a big breakfast of 700 calories promotes weight loss and reduces risks for diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol." Try eating a heavy meal in the morning and mellow things down by dinnertime.
Reduce your meat intake. Meat is rich in protein–an essential dietary component during weight loss–but it's also high in calories. If you’re looking for protein sources with lower calories, go for seafood such as salmon or shrimp.
If you’re serious about losing weight, take your coffee black instead of ordering your usual frappe. Remember, cream and sugar add to your pounds.
Be careful of added sugar. Sometimes, you may be consuming sugar without even knowing it! There are certain types of food that have sugar even when they don’t taste sweet at all. Be wary of breads, condiments, and sauces. Make sure you read the labels carefully so you don’t take in unwanted sugar in your system.
Stock up on canned tuna. If you’re looking for something that’s packed with nutrients minus the calories, then canned tuna is the ideal food for you. They say that each three-ounce serving of canned tuna packed in water only contains 73 calories.
According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2008, whole wheat bread helps you burn more abdominal fat while dieting.
Eat 30 grams of fiber each day. An article from the Harvard Health Publication says that aside from helping you shed the pounds, consuming 30 grams of fiber each day can also "lower your blood pressure and improve your body’s response to insulin just as effectively as a more complicated diet."
Add a little spice to your meals. Don’t be afraid to spice up your meals since they can help you lose weight. According to Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D., senior clinical dietician at Mount Sinai Hospital, "The key is that all the ones we talk about for weight loss or maintenance have anti-inflammatory properties and a flavour profile that may help limit overall calorie intake." We suggest you try adding any of these four: chilli powder, ground ginger, turmeric, and garlic powder.
Do your exercises in the morning. It would be easier to commit to morning exercises–if you opt to do your workout in the afternoon, you’re more likely to come up with excuses not to do them.