We all know the maths – to lose weight we must stick to a healthy balanced diet, keep the ‘bad’ stuff to a minimum and commit to regular exercise.
For many however, this is easier said than done. Therefore we would like to show you a selection of one-spoonful diet hacks that will help curb your appetite while providing all the nutritional goodness your body needs to aid weight-loss.
A spoonful of cider vinegar
Taking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar every day can really help with keeping your blood sugar levels stable. In the long-term this will do wonders for your weight, as it you will be less likely to reach for high-sugar and fatty snacks to boost your energy. Add a teaspoon of cider vinegar to a 350ml glass of water to get your daily dose.
A spoonful of raw, organic honey
If you already enjoy adding unprocessed natural honey to your breakfast bowl then great, because this natural sweetener contains a good dose of digestive enzymes and antioxidants which are key to helping you slim down without much effort. Unfortunately the processed varieties have the enzymes stripped away, so always check the label when buying.
A spoonful of coconut oil
Coconut oil is currently very popular among health enthusiasts, and for good reason. The benefits of coconut oil for weight-loss lie mainly in the healthy fat content. Fatty acids in coconut oil not only help you feel fuller for longer, but they also help to increase metabolism so you burn more fat in the long run. You can incorporate coconut oil into your diet by using it in cooking or by taking a spoonful directly.
A spoonful of ginger
Ginger is not to everyone’s taste, but you can easily add a spoonful to a curry or chili dish to make the most of its fantastic health benefits. Ginger is great for weight-loss as it helps to burn fat by speeding up the metabolism and aiding smoother digestion.
A spoonful of thyme
Using thyme seasoning in your cooking will provide additional weight-loss benefits as well as flavour. Thyme is packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that help to protect the cells in the body and enable them to cope with the stress that comes with weight-loss. It can also help to ease water weight and flush out toxins.
A spoonful of cinnamon
This tasty spice can be added to coffee, your morning bowl of porridge, desserts and much more – making it as versatile as it is beneficial. When used at the right time and in the right way, cinnamon can be a powerful weight-loss ally – providing a good source of fibre which keeps you fuller for longer and your blood sugar levels stable.