If you’re like most people you’ve tried a variety of fad diets that don’t lead to permanent weight loss. What you need is a better way to lose weight and keep it off. So, forget about dieting. Lose weight by making healthy lifestyle changes.
Avoid Commercial Diet Plans
You can save time and money by avoiding commercial diet plans and weight loss products. Instead, take the time to count calories and prepare your own healthy foods at home. Think vegetables, whole-grains, and fruit. Use these items in the bulk of your diet and you will gain health and lose more weight. This is a much better way to lose weight than a commercial program.
Never Say You’re on a Diet
Forget the ‘D’ word. When your refuse to eat food you love and say that you’re on a diet, you’ll feel like your punishing yourself. Instead, say you’re making healthy eating choices. You are rewarding your body with the benefits of nutritious foods that support health and wellness. You are protecting your body from harmful foods that contain artificial chemicals, excess fat, and too much sugar and salt. You are eating for optimum health.
Drink Healthy Beverages
You’d be surprised by how much weight is gained as a result of unhealthy beverage choices. Most drinks are filled with high fructose corn syrup, sugar, food dyes, and a host of chemicals that make people fat and sick. Drink your way to weight loss and good health by sipping on lemon water and diluted fresh fruit juice. Drink unsweetened decaffeinated green tea or almond milk in the mornings when you need a lift. And remember that when it comes to beverages, water will always be your healthiest option.
Plan Your Meals
You wouldn’t attempt to run a marathon without training first. The same principal applies to healthy eating. If you want to lose weight and improve your health, you need to plan your meals in advance. What is a healthy, low-calorie breakfast? What should you snack on between meals? You’ll be tempted to order take out when you arrive home from work exhausted with no idea what to eat for dinner. Sit down on the weekends and create a weekly menu consisting of healthy meals that you can easily prepare at home. Establish a better way to lose weight one week at a time.
Use Smaller Plates
Did you know that you’ll automatically consume less food if you use a smaller plate? Back those full-sized dinner plates away. Purchasing plates that are 25% smaller means you’ll eat 25% less. Once you fixed your plate and enjoyed your meal, do not allow yourself to be tempted with a second serving. Instead, cook a limited amount of food, and pack any leftovers to eat for lunch the following day.
Take Your Own Food
Work related activities and social activities all seem to focus around food, especially when you’re trying to lose weight. It is difficult to avoid these activities, but you can avoid the temptation to indulge in an unhealthy feast by taking your own food. Find yourself a nice ceramic dish with a lid so you can pack your own meal for such occasions. Place your meal in an attractive insulated bag and take it with with you. One of the easiest choices is a rich vegetable salad, topped with walnuts and apple slices and whole-wheat crackers on the side. This will satisfy your appetite and keep you full for hours. Quench your thirst with bottled water. If anyone makes an inquiry, just say, “I’m on a natural food regimen for health reasons” and decline to elaborate. This works like a charm. Stick to a better way to lose weight.