20. Get Good Sleep
Sleep is highly underrated but may be just as important as eating healthy and exercising.
Studies show that poor sleep is one of the strongest risk factors for obesity, as it’s linked to an 89% increased risk of obesity in children and 55% in adults (50).
21. Beat Your Food Addiction
A recent study found that 19.9% of people in North America and Europe fulfill the criteria for food addiction (51).
If you experience overpowering cravings and can’t seem to curb your eating no matter how hard you try, you may suffer from addiction.
In this case, seek professional help. Trying to lose weight without first combating food addiction is next to impossible.
22. Eat More Protein
Protein is the single most important nutrient for losing weight.
One study also showed that eating 25% of your daily calories as protein reduced obsessive thoughts about food by 60% while cutting desire for late-night snacking in half (55).
Simply adding protein to your diet is one of the easiest and most effective ways to lose weight.