Try these amazing tricks to help you lose weight!

And before you ask, no, none of these are going to involve any fad diets or “shortcuts” that will lead to short term weight loss and long term health problems.

We’re all about finding the healthy, sustainable path to weight loss and targeted fat burning, and that’s what these tips are going to help you accomplish.

If you’ve been having no luck with shedding those extra pounds, get ready to change your life with these science-backed tips to maximize weight loss:

Have Protein for Breakfast

Studies have proven that eating whole eggs (whites and yolks together) for breakfast can lead to excellent weight loss, as the protein activates your metabolism first thing in the morning and keeps it running for hours after your meal. A high-protein breakfast is superior to a carb-heavy breakfast (such as cereal or oatmeal), because it fills you up faster, keeps you full for longer, and helps you to avoid overeating carbs throughout the rest of the day.

Not a fan of eggs? Don’t sweat it! Pretty much any animal or plant-based protein makes a great start to your day. All that matters is that your food is rich in amino acids and low on carbs first thing in the morning.

Switch Coffee for Green Tea

Coffee does help to boost your metabolism and raise your body’s natural fat-burning processes (by up to 29%, according to one study). However, seeing as it’s often mixed with a lot of cream, sugar, milk, and artificial flavorings, it’s not the best fat-burning drink to include in your day.

That honor falls to green tea! Green tea is loaded in antioxidants that not only raise your metabolism, but they actually target belly fat for burning. It’s also surprisingly filling and will keep you from feeling hungry for an hour or so after drinking. Best of all, you don’t get the jitters, and the catechins in the green tea work with its caffeine content to ensure that your body maximizes fat-burning.

Cut Sugar and Refined Carbs

One of the best—and hardest—things you can do to lose weight is to cut sugar and refined carbs from your diet. That means all forms of sugar (both natural sugars like honey and artificial sugars like aspartame) and pretty much any carb that isn’t “brown” or “whole”.

These foods are digested quickly, absorbed into your body, and turned into energy, but often more than your body can use. They’re the first to be turned into stored fat, which means they’re the greatest contributors to your fat gain. Cut them from your diet, and you force your body to activate stored fats and energy to burn.

Fast Occasionally

Intermittent fasting has been known to trigger weight loss, specifically targeting stubborn body fat deposits. It’s not a starvation diet, however—instead, it’s eating within a very specific timeframe, then going for a long period of time without eating.

For example, try eating all of your daily calories within a 4-hour window, then having no calories (or very, very few) for the remaining 20 hours. If that’s too hard, try for an 8-hour eating window, and avoid any and all calories for the remaining 16 hours. If you can pull that off, try for a 24-hour fast one or two days a week.

The point of intermittent fasting is to force your body to activate stored fats to burn for energy. It can do wonders to boost your metabolism and prevent the muscle mass loss that is one of the worst side effects of a low-calorie diet.

Eat Smaller Servings on Smaller Plates

Want to eat less? It’s often about tricking your mind rather than just decreasing quantities!

Try serving yourself smaller portions on smaller plates. That way, when you go back for “seconds”, it will feel like you’re eating enough, but you won’t be overdoing it on the calories. Eat with a smaller fork and spoon, too, or switch out for chopsticks. Whatever helps you eat less and more slowly will definitely help.

Always Snack Healthy

You’re going to get hungry during the day, but the worst thing you can do is snack on unhealthy (read: high sugar and high carbohydrate) foods. Instead, use your snacks as a chance to improve your nutrient intake.

Keep healthy foods on hand that will provide you with more of the nutrients your body needs. For example, fruits can provide you with more antioxidants, while veggies (like carrot or cucumber sticks) give you more fiber and minerals. Nuts and seeds can increase your healthy fatty acid intake, while legumes like roasted chickpeas make a perfect high-protein snack.

Snacks are a great way to stop yourself from feeling hungry between meals, so make it a point to snack smart and healthy.

Cut Sugary Drinks

You’ll find that a massive amount of your daily added calories often comes in the form of sugary drinks. For example, that Starbucks coffee with all the extra cream and sugary flavorings contains way more calories than you’d get from a cup of black coffee. The same is true for juice and fruit drinks, which are way higher-calorie than water, or any “iced tea” drink that is sugar-laden.

Stick with water as your only cold beverage, and if you’re going to have coffee and tea, prepare it yourself and go VERY easy on the sugar and cream.

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