One of the best things that you can do for your diet is to learn truly effective weight loss tips from people who have actually tried them with successful results. Sometimes, even a small piece of advice can help to turn an average diet plan into something highly effective. Women around the world have been sharing diet secrets for achieving better health and maintaining their weight for millennia. In today’s global society, this means that you can now even benefit from the tips that have been learned by women on the other side of the world.
The following are some of the best diet secrets from around the world that may never even have occurred to you, simply because of geography.
- Germany – The secret that German women know about weight loss is that it starts with a good breakfast. In Germany, 75 percent of the people eat a proper breakfast, compared with only 44 percent in the United States. Moreover, they aren’t eating sausage, bacon, or an Egg McMuffin. Instead, they opt for whole great cereals and breads, with fresh fruit. This type of healthy breakfast jump starts the metabolism so that you burn more calories throughout the day. It also kills your hunger right from the start and – provided you make the right food choices – will help you to avoid the feeling of being “starving” by midday so that you’ll be able to make a smarter decision for that meal, as well.
- Thailand – Thai women love to add hot peppers to their meals. This not only adds some zing to the flavor and encourages endorphin production for better overall happiness, but it also helps to raise the metabolic rate. Furthermore, eating spicier food causes you to take smaller bites and eat more slowly. This gives you the time to start to feel full while you’re still eating. If you eat too quickly, you’ve already consumed a lot by the time the satiety starts to register.
- Brazil – Brazilian women typically serve a traditional side of rice and beans with every meal. This is an important part of helping them to stay thin because it is very high in fiber while being quite low in fat. This helps to stabilize blood sugar and reduce food cravings.
- South Africa – South African women enjoy a cup of rooibos (pronounced roy-boss) tea pretty much every day. This is a more robust tea than green tea, with a natural sweetness that means it can be enjoyed without any sweeteners. By switching to rooibos tea from a coffee or tea that has milk or cream and/or sugar or honey, you’ll save yourself thousands of calories each month. Furthermore, the tea contains diet friendly compounds such as catechins and helps to improve hydration, which is also important to fat burning.