8 weight loss hacks which helped me reduce my body fat percentage by 13% and maintain it
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8 weight loss hacks which helped me reduce my body fat percentage by 13% and maintain it If the process of losing weight is unenjoyable, it won't be sustainable. Some hunger, especially at first, is expected, but there are ways to minimize pain, as I found when I slimmed down from 30% to 17% body fat. One trick that worked for me is to focus on high volume, low-calorie foods, because it means you still get to eat a lot of food while reaching your goals. It's important to work on your mindset too, so try noting down your wins every day. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Losing weight is simple, but it's not easy. Ultimately, it comes down to being in an energy deficit (taking in less energy ie. fewer calories than you expend), but this needn't be a painful experience.If the process of losing weight feels like punishment, chances are you'll end up regaining any weight you lose. The secret is to make small tweaks and develop a sustainable way of living that you can effortlessly transition into maintenance.Two years ago, I began a six-month weight loss phase in which I lost 35 pounds by working on my overeating habits and my relationship with food. Prior to that, I'd tried all sorts of different unsustainable diets, and my weight had yo-yoed massively as a result. A post shared by Rachel Hosie (@rachel_hosie) Since losing the bulk of my weight, I've continued working on my healthy habits, and as a result have stayed the same size, going from around 30% body fat in December 2017 to around 17% at my last scan in September 2020. I'm very happy gaining a little weight by enjoying, say, the holiday period or a vacation, because I know how to slim back down afterward if I want to.When it comes to losing weight, you're almost definitely going to experience a little hunger, at least at the start as your body adjusts. But it needn't be horrendous.We're all different, and what works for me may not be what works for you. But I've learned that there are certain hacks that make losing weight easier, which I employ when I want to shed a few pounds while still enjoying my life. Read the original article on Insider
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