5 effective ways, backed by science, to lose weight before Christmas 2017

Here are five effective ways backed by science to lose weight before the upcoming Christmas 2017.

A man lifts weight as part of his training during a six-week programme in an exercise room at the Bodyworks weight loss campus in Beijing August 26, 2011. Participants at the Bodyworks weight loss campus come from across China, paying 30,000 yuan ($4,696)

People all around the world wish to maintain a physique which is both healthy and attractive. However, due to the sedentary lifestyle of the 21st century, most of us are not getting enough time to take care of our body.

As people remain to stay idle and less physically active, fat starts accumulating throughout the body finally resulting in problems related to overweight.

Overweight will trigger various diseases in our body which includes, high blood pressure, diabetes, and all these will culminate in psychological diseases. An obese person will be very much hesitant to present himself in front of others, and may also find problems in marital life. They are likely to become extremely conscious during their prolonged struggle to look good.

IBTimes Singapore brings to you some scientifically tested hack which will surely trim you up before Christmas.

Drink three glasses of water before meals

This is the first and foremost tip which you should follow to reduce weight in quick time. Drinking three glasses of water before meals will give a feeling of fullness, and as a result, people will eat less during the meal time. Apart from weight loss, drinking water also helps to expel the toxins from the human body. It even improves the skin complexion, and will also boost the immune system.

According to a study conducted by Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise in Virginia, water consumption considerably reduced the meal intake among older adults and middle-aged people.

"When combined with a hypocaloric diet, consuming 500 ml water prior to each main meal leads to greater weight loss than a hypocaloric diet alone in middle-aged and older adults. This may be due in part to an acute reduction in meal energy intake following water ingestion," said the report.

Make Green Tea part of your diet

Green Tea is one of the ideal drinks for people who wish to lose their weight quickly. This bitter-tasting drink has unique fat oxidation ability which will speed up your weight loss campaign. Green tea contains anti-oxidants and catechin polyphenols, which increase fat metabolism steadily, thereby triggering weight loss.

Regular physical exercises

Without doing physical exercises, it is very much hard to lose weight without creating negative impact on health. Physical exercise helps to burn those extra calories from your body, thus preventing you from gaining weight. A matured individual should spend at least 60 minutes every day to do exercises. If you are not interested to do heavy physical training, then try 60 minutes of brisk walking for better results. Doing physical exercise also helps to improve cardiovascular health, and thus you can easily stay away from lifestyle diseases like high cholesterol levels and diabetes.

Get proper sleep

A recent study conducted by the researchers at the University of Leeds indicates the connection between proper sleep and weight management. As per the research, people who used to sleep six hours or less in the night had waists that were on average 3 cms larger than those who slept for more than 9 hours.

"Because we found that adults who reported sleeping less than their peers were more likely to be overweight or obese, our findings highlight the importance of getting enough sleep. How much sleep we need differs between people, but the current consensus is that seven to nine hours is best for most adults," said Dr Laura Hardie, senior investigator of this study, Telegraph reports.

Say NO to fatty foods and refined carb

Regular intake of fatty foods and refined carbohydrates are the main reasons behind abnormal weight gain among individuals. White bread and pasta often come in packs after being stripped of all nutritious parts. According to studies, it will result in the spike in blood pressure, which will later cause cravings to eat more food. Whole wheat and whole grain bread are the best alternatives for refined carbohydrates.