When you are on a diet, everyone wants to offer you support or advice. Some of the tips will help you, others will take you to the wrong direction. Each person is different and reacts differently to advice and strategies for weight loss. In this text you will read about several strategies that guarantee success.
Losing weight and then maintaining that weight depends on commitment, and it is certain that this is needed throughout your life, not just when you reach your goal. Instead of focusing on a diet, you need to think a bit more broadly, that is, changing your lifestyle. When people focus exclusively on the goal of losing weight, they often remain without guidance on how to achieve that goal. You need to focus yourselves on a healthy lifestyle and then a healthy weight.
The method of visual “deception” in terms of portions is very useful. Half your plate should be vegetables and little fruits, a quarter of grains and a quarter of healthy proteins. Add healthy fats, such as nuts or avocados, and dairy products with fat, as needed. Sit down and focus on your food while you are eating. This will help you to be aware of how much you eat and how full of feeling you are.
Tips and tricks
Use smaller plates and utensils. In a restaurant never eat the whole meal, pack one for home. Entree as a main meal helps control appetite and satisfies the need for food. Be careful – some tapas have more calories than the main meal. Drink a glass of water 15 to 20 minutes before eating so you do not have a huge need for food. The water will partially satisfy your hunger. Never let yourself be too hungry. This leads to overeating.
Refresh your diet
Try not to see your new eating habits as restrictive. You can lower your calorie intake and include delicious food in your diet.
Tips and tricks
Be an adventurer and replace fast food and fries with baked potatoes.
Change boring white rice for something more exotic (even more nutritious).
Take the morning cappuccino and start with fat-free yoghurt, mixed with honey, flax seed, berries and low-fiber cereals.
Eat dried fruits instead of chocolates.
Physical activity is the mother of losing weight
Yes, you will lose weight by reducing calories. But daily exercise and walking is an inevitable part. In addition to burning calories, you will reduce the risk of certain medical conditions and extend your lifespan. 30 minutes of physical activity or hiking every day is highly recommended, and if you cannot do it daily then do it at least 3 times a week. This may result in reduced blood pressure and increased weight loss. Riding a bike, running and swimming is the basis for physical health. They can reduce cardiovascular diseases, increase bone density, and improve flexibility.
It can be your spouse, colleague, online support group, doctor or trainer; make sure you have someone who will take care of your responsibility. It should be someone who will listen to you when you are frustrated or tired, and will also cheer you up when you feel down.