1. Get some sun
Basking in the sun's rays can help you lose weight, according to research published in the journal PLOS ONE. Study authors had 54 participants wear wrist monitors that recorded their exposure to morning light for a week. During that period, participants kept track of their food and calorie intake. The people who spent more time in morning light had lower BMIs than those who were in the dark as morning light helps regulate your internal clock, which aids your sleep cycle.
2. Drink lemon water in the morning
And not only is it an effective diet water, it tastes wonderful, too. Drink the juice of one lemon in one cup of warm water in the morning (on empty stomach) to boost your metabolism.
3. Go High-Protein
A study conducted by Biofortis Clinical Research and the University of Missouri department of exercise physiology and nutrition found out that people who have high-protein breakfasts feel less hungry and consume about 175 lesser calories at lunch. Why? It's because protein takes a long time to digest and pushes your body to secrete the gut hormones that make you feel full for longer.
4. Take a cold shower
Taking a cold shower in the morning gets your heart pumping and jumpstarts your metabolism. Coming in contact with cold temperature causes your body to lose brown fat (the fat in your body that keeps you warm). When you shiver, your body uses energy to keep you warm. Experts suggest starting the first couple minutes of your shower at your favorite temperature, then progressively making it cooler.
5. Choose green tea over coffee
If you need a morning caffeine fix, go for a cup of green tea instead of your favourite Cappuccino. People who drink at least two cups of tea a day tend to have smaller waists and less body fat. The caffeine and antioxidants in green tea kick starts your metabolism.
6. Sleep... Some More.
Spending more time on those precious Zzzs can help you eat less and have fewer cravings than people who skimp on sleep. Researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin tracked the sleep of 10 overweight young adults who were at risk for obesity and who self-reported fewer than six and a half hours of shut-eye each night.
7. Reconsider your commuting options
Driving to work is easy, but it may not be best for your waistline. A study published in the journal BMJ shows that people who walk, bike, and take public transportation have lower BMIs and body-fat percentages than those who depended on their cars to get to work.
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