Over the years, however, scientists have found a number of strategies that seem to be effective. Here are some:
1. Drink water, especially before meals.
Studies found that water can boost metabolism by 24-30% over a period of 1 to 1 and a half hours. This will help you burn off a few more calories. A study showed that drinking half liter of water about 30 minutes before meals helped dieters eat fewer calories and lose 44% more weight.
2. Eat eggs for breakfast.
Numerous studies show that replacing a grain-based breakfast with eggs can help you eat fewer calories for the next 36 hours, and lose more weight and more body fat.
3. Drink black coffee.
Scientific studies have shown that the caffeine in coffee can boost metabolism by 3-11%, and increase fat burning by up to 10-29%. A word to the wise: Do not add too much sugar on your coffee. You will just negate its weight loss goodies.
4. Drink green tea.
Studies point out that green tea contains small amounts of caffeine. It is also loaded with antioxidants called catechins. Catechins work synergistically with caffeine to enhance fat burning.
5.Cook with coconut oil.
You might want to consider replacing some of your current cooking fats with coconut oil. Coconut oil is very healthy. It is high in special fats called medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently than other fats. These fats have been shown to boost metabolism by 120 calories per day, and also reduce your appetite so that you eat up to 256 fewer calories per day.
6. Take a Glucomannan supplement.
Glucomannan fiber is a type of fiber that absorbs water and “sits” in your gut for a while, making you feel more full and helping you eat fewer calories. Studies have shown that people who supplement with glucomannan lose a bit more weight than those who don’t.