Weight loss is one of the things that worries almost everyone. And instead of losing weight the healthy way, most people go towards the unhealthy route.
Here are some tips with which you can get rid of that excess weight without harming your health:
No More Junk Food and Sugary Snacks
Instead of turning towards sugary treats, go for healthier ones. How many of us have grabbed a granola bar for a midnight snack? Or dove into a tub of ice cream when we are feeling down?
That is the thing. When we have unhealthy snacks around us, we would be tempted to devour them. Instead of stashing ice cream and granola bars, stock healthy snacks in your fridge and cabinets. So even if you do have a midnight craving, at least you will snack on healthy food.
Brighten Your Plate Up
Have you seen how the food in pictures and restaurants looks so colorful and appealing? You just want to eat all of it.
Presentation of food matters a lot. When you put a lot of colorful and healthy fruits and vegetables on your food, the color itself will attract you. And when you are eating healthy fruits and veggies instead of pizza, you are a step closer to reaching your target weight.
Intermittent fasting is gaining popularity when it comes to losing weight. It is a special diet in which you fast for a period of time, and then consume your standard calorie intake within a small window of time throughout the day.
The most popular form of intermittent fasting is known as the 16-8 method. The concept is to fast for 16-hours each day, and restrict your calorie intake to an 8-hour eating window. No food is allowed during the fasting period, but you can drink water, coffee, & tea during the fasting period. You do drink a lot of water throughout the day; hydration keeps the fast and weight loss in check.
Eat During Certain Hours
Most people just ditch breakfast and lunch and then consume a large quantity of food at dinner.
It is not helpful when you are trying to lose weight. Instead of losing pounds, you might be putting on a few.
What you can do is eat smaller, healthier meals throughout the day. That way your stomach will remain full and you will not feel the need to eat everything placed in front of you.
Make Your Own Meals
When you are eating out at a restaurant, you can’t control the portions of the food being served to you. And of course, no matter how you may try to stop yourself, temptation may win you over.
But if you make your own meals, you can make sure to prepare a small portion of food and not go overboard. Also, if you are eating out, eat some dairy-free yogurt or an apple so that you won’t be that hungry when food is served.
Make Room for Healthy Fats
Fats are important for our energy levels. But instead of going towards unhealthy fats, go towards the healthier ones.
Cut the oils and start using coconut spray oil to prepare food, which is much healthier for your heart and weight.
Watch What you Drink
Kick the booze out of your life and welcome green tea. Drinking green tea is an excellent way to lose weight, for it speeds up your metabolism.
Plants are Your Friends
Eating a plant-based diet is a great way to shed some pounds. Ditching the dairy, meat, and unhealthy foods can make all the difference.
Making changes in your lifestyle is not easy, any drastic changes can cause more harm than good. Wean yourself off the calories slowly, so your health won’t be affected. By exercising daily, getting enough sleep, and eating healthy foods you will hit your target weight in no time.
Written By: Elevate Nutrition Founders, Jillian Salomone and Paul Salomone