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Extra Helpful Tips To Stay In Shape

Introduction: Most of us are looking for a ways to get rid of all that extra fat on our body, and we want fast results. If you are sick of chasing behind different diet plans then it’s time to hop off that wagon and try these simple tricks. These tricks are recommended by those people who have already been in your shoes and know exactly what you are going through.

8 Extra Helpful Tips To Stay In Shape

We might spend most of the time surfing for ways to get rid of the extra fat on our bodies, by asking around super-toned celebrities for their super-secret workout tips. Here are 8 of the best diet tricks that might not be so easy to stick with, but at the end of the day these tips have proved to be worthy.

1. It’s time to put away the (food) scale: Keeping control on the portion you are eating isn’t really about measuring; it’s actually about ordering two appetizers rather than going for an entrée. Plus, cutting back on bread while having pasta is also a good technique.

2. Stash lots of fruit: Eating fruits is a very healthy habit, so make sure you keep lots of fruits stashed at work. Doing so will prove to be extra helpful during the ‘I need chocolate’ craving you have in the afternoon.

3. Shake chocolate: When you are looking for a way to drop a few pounds, carry with you a shaker cup of chocolate protein powder. When you feel greedy about eating some high-calorie, just add water to the shaker cup and drink it up so that your craving goes away.

4. Set the limits, and then go all out: This is a simple, yet a super helpful trick. When heading off to work, take the food with you in a 4-by-4-inch Styrofoam box and only put those foods that are good for your health. When you go prepared with your own kind of lunch box, there would be no chance of overeating.

5. Floss for dessert: Once you are done with dinner, go to the bathroom and brush your teeth. When you do that, you will feel less likely to eat again before heading to bed.

6. Take a ‘before’ photo: Are you looking for motivation? The best motivation here is yourself, and your ‘before’ photo. Before you start your diet plans, take a photo of yourself wearing nothing but a sports bra and underwear. So, whenever you start getting off the wagon, just have a look at that picture and that will be motivation enough to carry on with the diet.

7. Avoid drinks with calories: Stay away from drinks which contain calories such as lemonades, juice and especially the hardest to resist; after-work wine.

8. Break out those skinny jeans: When at home or going out, wear something tight. Believe it or not, it will prove as a motivation to stay away from fries and greasy burgers.

Author Info

Dr Nagi Safa

Dr Nagi Safa is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeon (Weight-Loss Surgeon) at the Advanced BMI in Lebanon and at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, and holds an academic appointment at the University of Montreal. Furthermore, he is involved in the training of residents and surgical fellows on how to perform advanced laparoscopic obesity surgery. In 2010, he launched the Advanced Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (Advanced BMI) in Lebanon, and has been helping hundreds of patients from all over the Middle-East through his expertise in obesity surgery. Education: Dr Safa completed his residency training at the University of Montreal General Surgery Program. He then performed a fellowship in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and Minimal Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery), at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, which is the largest Weight Loss Surgery center in the Montreal area, and one of the busiest in Canada. Experience: During his training, and throughout his practice, Dr Safa performed more than one thousand laparoscopic procedures, including Roux en Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding, gastric plication and many other abdominal surgery procedures. He has a particular interest in LaparoscopicRevisional Surgery including banding, bypass and sleeve. With a keen interest in the advancement of obesity surgery and newer minimally invasive surgical techniques, Dr Safa gained experience in the single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), and offers Single Incision gastric banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery. Research: His current research interests include clinical outcomes from various bariatric surgery procedures and investigations on the impact of bariatric surgery on Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome X. Memberships: Dr Safa holds professional memberships with the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons, Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Association for Surgical Oncology, Quebec Medical Association, Trauma Association of Canada, Association Quebecoise de Chirurgie, International College of Surgeon, and the College des Medecins du Quebec.