Foods eaten earlier in the day generates more energy than food eaten later in the day. Your metabolic rate is actually higher earlier on in the day, which helps you to burn off kilo-joules as energy, whereas these same kilo-joules consumed at night can be easily stored as fat.
A study in the American journal of clinical nutrition found that when people were starved of sleep, late night snacking increased and they were more likely to crave high-carb foods. Insufficient sleep impacts your hunger and fullness hormones, ghrelin and leptin while sufficient sleep replenishes, rejuvenates and restores.
Hydrate your body
Pure water is the most beneficial form of liquid to consume. In winters, we generally miss out. The journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism published a study on the thermogenic effect of water, leading to a 30 percent increase in metabolism.
Say goodbye to processed food
Read the labels and avoid all additives, MSG, preservatives, artificial colors and anything you can’t pronounce. These are foods you want to completely avoid as they are full of sodium and such few nutrients that you might as well be eating the cardboard box.
Forgo the fried
Skip all the deep fried chips, spring rolls and your favorite junk food. It will seriously undo all your good work. The fats in fried foods are trans-fats and they also increase inflammation.
Move your body
Try any exercise you enjoy such as dancing, yoga, pilates, cycling or a brisk walk.Exercise at least 4 times a week, to boost effects of a healthy diet, with added benefits of the feel good endorphins.