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Eat 3 Meals Per Day—No Snacking!Many diet plans push the mini-meal approach that involves eating small portions six to eight times a day. Only problem? Lots of people subscribe to the "six to eight times a day," but not so much to the "mini-meals." To make this strategy work, you'd have to keep most of your meals and snacks in the 200 to 300 calorie range. Easy enough for snacks, but that's generally not going to happen for lunch, dinner, or even breakfast.
Instead, fill up on three meals per day that will keep you satisfied and your energy high. This means no grazing throughout the day, even on healthy choices like carrots and dip. Research backs up this strategy: A 2012 study found that women who ate three meals a day had lower fat in their bloods than those who ate six, even with the same total daily calories. Give yourself only three opportunities to eat, and you'll slash the chances of overeating and gaining weight. (Diet Plan 1)
Fill Up on Fruits and Veggies
(Diet Plan 2)
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Add in Supplements
First, magnesium, a muscle relaxer, helps you keep calm and promotes peaceful sleep, which is a crucial part of weight loss. Magnesium is needed for over 300 chemical reactions in the body, including keeping heart rhythm steady, regulating blood sugar levels, and helping lower blood pressure. Recent studies have also suggested that it can aid in weight loss and body shaping. Eat plenty of leafy green vegetables, beans, and nuts to consume the recommended 310 to 320mg daily.
Secondly, many of us are also deficient in vitamin D, which can aid in increasing muscle strength. Low levels of it have been linked to heart disease, cancer, and other ailments. To reach the recommended value of 600 IU daily, make sure to get outdoors for at least 15 minutes, especially in winter months, and eat a variety of foods such as fish, eggs, and fortified dairy products. (Diet Plan 4)
Indulge in a Cheat Meal Once a Week
That said, here's some good news for those who do what to make their cheat meal a breakfast: Researchers in Israel found that starting your day with a taste of dessert can help you lose weight. Those who added a treat to a well-balanced breakfast lost 77 percent more weight than those who didn't have a splurge in the morning. Researchers suspect that because your metabolism is at its peak in the morning, you're better able to burn off those fun foods throughout the day—and you might be less likely to crave them later in the day. (Diet Plan 5)