Devbrat Patnaik

Desperate to shed some kilos?? Is belly fat giving you sleepless nights? If yes, then you need to make a few changes in your lifestyle and food habits.

Here are a few simple ways to lose some pounds in two weeks..

Stop counting calories

Pay more attention to the quality since not all calories are equal. Eat natural and minimally processed foods like vegetables, nuts and seeds.

Once a week, break your diet

Allow yourself to eat everything you want even if these foods are banned, You know you are going to be rewarded for your efforts, and it makes easier to refuse ‘bad food’ during the whole week.

Avoid white foods

White flour, white rice, sugar- these products contain large amount of simple carbohydrates. They increase blood sugar levels and lead to weight gain. Replace it with whole-grain bread and brown rice.

Wake up earlier

People who wake up after 10:45 am eat 250 calories more than early birds. They also crave more salty, sweet, and high-fat foods.

Walk 5 minutes every two hours

It will make an extra 20-minute walk by the end of the day. It also helps to avoid back pain, especially if you work at desk.

Brush your teeth more often

Toothpaste removes food leftovers and it stops communication with our receptors. So your brain gets a signal that says ‘lunch is over’.

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Sleep enough

Eight hours of sleep contributes to good metabolism and helps get rid of belly fat, Lack of sleep increases the level of stress hormone Cortisol. It may cause fat accumulation and contribute to glucose tolerance problems.

Sniff an apple, a banana, or a peppermint

It will help trick the brain, making it think that you are actually eating the product.

The 2.5-minute rule

Your workout should include 5 sets of hard exercises that last for 30 seconds. Have a 4-minute period of recovery after each set. This technique increases metabolism and you will burn 200 extra calories.

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Remove bright blue light from electronic displays

Such light confuses our brain and it stops producing melatonin. Our metabolism is connected to our sleeping patterns, the amount, and quality of sleep.

NOTE: It is always advisable to consult a doctor before following any weight loss and diet plan.