50 Weight Loss Secrets Revealed In 5 Words Or Less
Here at Eat This, Not That!, we spend a lot of time sorting through medical journals, nutritional databases, and the latest health and fitness research. We’ve learned an awful lot about science-y stuff like brown fat cells, alpha-linoleic acid, and something called fibroblast growth factor 21. (It’s a liver hormone. Don’t sweat it.) We also know way too much about what’s inside a chicken nugget.
But our job is to boil it all down into news you can use and, more importantly, remember. And while Twitter may have thrown down the 140-character gauntlet, we’ve decided to go one better: to answer some of your most burning questions about fat-burning in five words or less. So now there’s no need to remember whether you’re rooting for the Firmicutes or the Bacteroidetes (both forms of gut bacteria; it’s the latter that helps promote weight loss). All you need are five little words, and you’re on your way to a littler middle. And to blast fat even faster, don’t miss these essential 55 ways to boost your metabolism—fast!
A: You’re eating too many calories.
A: You’ve trained yourself. Untrain yourself.
A: Eat plenty, don’t drink any.
A: Pick quality over quantity.
A: Get checked for sleep apnea.
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A: You have to “massage” it.
A: Lactose can cause bloating.
A: Responsibly. Try The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse.
A: No. Avoid tilapia, catfish, swordfish.
A: Most aren’t. Energy = calories.
A: 1-2 cups, yes. More, no.
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A: Only if it’s 70%+ cacao.
A: No. Only 100% whole wheat.
A: Low-sodium vegetable soup.
A: If you ask, then yes.
A: Butter. Better yet, olive oil.
A: Only slightly. Choose Manuka honey.
A: It might be worse!
A: Drink a glass of water.
A: It’s like dosing with estrogen.
A: It’s where the nutrients live.
A: Darker beans have more nutrition.
A: Eat protein throughout the day.
A: Green tea.
A: Avoid it if you’re sensitive.
A: If they’re low-sugar.
A: Guava: protein, fiber, vitamin C
A: Buy foods with hidden veggies.
A: Full-fat plain Greek yogurt
A: Chia seeds
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A: When you’re eating the skins.
A: Yes, it spikes blood sugar.
A: Order first, before your friends.
A: Realize that you are awesome.
A: No. Frozen’s usually better.
A: Ask yourself: Am I hungry?
A: Have soup before each meal.
A: Wheat bran.
A: Avoid temptation; use self-checkout.
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A: Cut booze, burn 73% hotter.
A: Just stay away from instant.
A: Vitamin D.
A: Getting married.
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A: Eat less sugar.