There are times in all of our lives when we feel that we could lose a little weight. Perhaps there’s an important wedding coming up, or a holiday that will require getting into a bikini for the first time in five years.
No one likes to feel uncomfortable in his or her own body, but it’s important to remember that weight loss is not just about crash dieting, or exercising like a mad person. Losing weight is about incorporating exercise into your lifestyle, as well as healthy eating with low calorie foods.
Use the following food list to help you make the right decisions when it comes to food:
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By making these changes, your whole life changes. You are not ‘trying to lose weight’; you are ‘living healthily’. Somehow that sounds a lot more appealing and a lot less like punishment, doesn’t it?
Losing weight boils down to a rather simple equation – Calories consumed versus Calories spent. If you burn more calories than you consume, your body has to use stored energy (fat) to keep going. In this way, you are going easier on your body and avoiding the possible dangers of yo-yo dieting.
Eating Low Calorie Foods
It is therefore important not only that you try and get moving more, but also that you eat foods that are not calorie rich. There are certain foods (unfortunately the ones that we tend to like most) that are just too rich in calories.
If we choose to eat foods that are lower in calories, we can cheat our bodies though. In some ways it boils down to tricking your stomach. If you eat a whole lot of low calorie food (within reason), you can make your stomach feel full and sated, and lose weight at the same time.
You may think that low calorie food is something you can only do at home, with adequate preparation, but it is really quite easy to eat healthy on the go.
If you start incorporating low calorie foods into your diet, you will be able to still feel full and that you’ve eaten well, without packing on the pounds. Before you know it you’ll be able to fit into that little black dress, wedding dress or tuxedo that’s been sitting in the back of your cupboard for years.
Take a look at the list below to get an idea of the vast range of foods you can eat without worrying about going too hard on the calories. Turning to a low calorie lifestyle is not a punishment – it’s the first step to better life.