Get those proteins in and lose weight in a jiffy (well, almost!).

We know that nothing in life comes easy, at least losing weight certainly doesn’t. But the least that you can do is use these tips to ensure you have a smoother ride along the way.

Thick to thin # 1
  • Cut Down On Calories

Alright, so this one will seem like stating the obvious, but just that it isn’t that! There is the perennial debate that comes into play here – low fat v/s low carbohydrates. The perfect weight loss diet title will go to one that you end up living with – regardless of whether you cut carbs or fat.

Thick To Thin # 2
  • Whey Helps Cut Down the Waistline

If your food is high on proteins then it’ll leave you feeling fuller for longer; and will avoid the hunger pangs that you are prone to. Having a meal that is protein rich will help keep you off the binge-eating track.

Opt for a daily shake which could be made with two or three scoops of whey protein. Add a dash of fruits, water and ice. It’ll help you cut down on that ever-increasing waistline of yours. A good health-food store should be able to provide you with whey protein.

Thick To Thin # 3
  • Use Meat To Kill Fat

The body needs to expend calories in order to digest the food. Protein could help your body create an inner fire that helps in burning calories the fastest. Carbohydrates come in next; and it’s followed by fat. Animal proteins rank better than vegetable proteins when it comes to increasing thermo-genesis. By that virtue, lean meats come out at the top of the list of calorie-burning food items.

Ensure that each meal revolves around protein. Chicken, beef, pork, you choose your pick!

Thick To Thin # 4
  • BCAA is the magic word

The building blocks of protein are called amino acids; and the BCAA (branched-chain amino acids) are the best of the bunch. BCAA entails leucine, valine and isoleucine. They are the closest you can get to magic foods.

They are key in helping you recover from activities like hard workouts or anything else that has expended a lot of your energy. It reduces the breakdown of protein in your muscles; and helps increase levels of growth hormone and testosterone – which are your body’s mechanism for fighting fat and building muscles.

You can be sure to see profound effects if you’re taking tip # 1 into account; and cutting down on those calories.

In the beginning you can try to get at least 10 grams of BCAA in a day. They are abundantly found in dairy and meat products. BCAA supplements are available, but still continue to be expensive.