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In it, you’ll discover some awesome tips on losing weight that have strong scientific merit.
Remember, there is a lot of bunk information regarding weight loss on the internet. Always demand credible sources to confirm what you are hearing is actually true.
That’s why channels like AsapSCIENCE are great – their information is backed by references and citations, so you can rest assured what you are reading is accurate and helpful.
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In the spirit of scientifically-factual weight loss advice, here are some extra tips:
- Drink lots of COLD water. A calorie, believe it or not, is scientifically defined as the amount of energy required to warm a gram of water by one degree C (1). Drinking cold water produces a similar calorie-burning effect when compared to exercise. So, use a lot of ice cubes, or keep your water bottles in the fridge to maximize your results.
- Do HIIT exercise. High Intensity Interval Training has proven to be a very effective form of exercise, and provides more benefits than regular cardio alone. Learn how to do it here.
- But… Diet matters WAY more than exercise. Sure, exercise is good for you, and it always helps to add it to your existing diet. But if you’re only going to focus on one or the other, don’t expect mad results from exercise alone. Sadly, you just don’t burn that many calories through an exercise session. It’s vastly more effective to clean up your diet, and you’ll lose more weight as a result (2). Using portion control containers is an easy way to start a diet.
- Coffee helps. We’ve all heard that coffee is bad for you, but the evidence strongly suggests otherwise (3 / 4). Drinking coffee can raise your metabolism, burn more fat, and even reduce your appetite due to the adrenergic effect of caffeine. Plus, coffee is the #1 source of antioxidants in a typical American diet. Just avoid the cream and sugar (or use low-calorie alternatives) and you’re good to go.
Hopefully this post has encouraged you to demand citations and references for any claims you read online. Only through scientific literacy can we ensure the advice we follow is sound, and that we actually achieve the results we desire.