Trying to lose weight can be very frustrating, especially when you believe that you are doing the right things, and the number on the scale is just not budging.
Weight loss is a by-product of adopting healthy eating habits. If you want to know the best way to lose weight: focus on being healthy first!
I want to share with you 7 essential guidelines to help you get on the right track.
Reduce your intake of sugary foods.
Start by being aware of how much sugar you consume each day (writing a food journal is a great way to do so) and do your best to reduce your intake. Sugar stimulates the appetite, and you will naturally want to eat more if you consume it. Keep the sweet treats for dessert at the end of your meal. The impact of sugar on the body is very different after a full meal, and you will only need a small amount to feel satisfied.
Stay away from processed foods.
This includes any foods with a long list of ingredients on the package (especially chemicals you can’t even identify as food). Single-ingredient foods are the best you can eat!
Eat plenty of nutrient-dense foods.
A better way to get all the nutrients you need is to fill your meals with nutrient-dense foods. Nutrient-dense foods are rich in nutrients relative to their calorie content. These include whole vegetables, fruits, cocoa, fish, eggs and liver.
Eat high quality ingredients.
Become more aware of the quality of the food you put in your mouth. Start each recipe you prepare at home with the best possible ingredients.
Sit down at a table to eat.
Not at your desk, in your car, or standing at the kitchen counter. Sit down and eat your meals slowly and mindfully. Even better, enjoy good company while you’re eating :)
To run errands, get coffee, go out to dinner - walk, walk, walk everywhere! Human beings are built to walk (not drive). No excuses when you have a little one who needs to get some fresh air everyday!
Eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full.
Ask yourself, "am I really hungry?" before you start eating. Avoid snacking. Instead, drink a big glass of water - we tend to confuse thirst with hunger. Since overeating is often linked to emotional needs, take a step back and consider if you're eating your feelings or if you're truly hungry.
Now, everyone’s life is different, so being able to understand what’s holding you back at this moment- whether it’s the “I’ve tried everything!” feeling, or something else- is crucial when it comes to finding YOUR solution to weight loss.
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