Find out how to shed pounds while you go about your day-to-day.
Whether you're trying to shed five pounds or lose fifty, it can often feel like an impossible task. It's easy to get discouraged when you take on too much at one time, but breaking down the challenge into small, easy-to-accomplish goals is not only proven to help you lose weight but will set you up for success in the future. Megan Casper, M.S., RDN, owner of Megan Casper Nutrition, and writer for Nourished Bite is here to give you an hour-by-hour guide to rev up your metabolism and help you drop pounds in no time.
Try a vegetarian lunch, such as lentil soup. A plant-based diet is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and it contains fewer calories and fat, meaning vegetarians tend to eat fewer calories, weigh less, and have a lower risk of heart disease. But it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Research shows that those who eat less meat have a 30 reduce their risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, compared to their beef loving counterparts. Need more convincing? Recent studies have found that just two weeks of eating more fruits and veggies can boost your mood, and vegetarian diets were found to be twice as effective for weight loss.