With These Awesome Weight Loss Tips, Who Needs A Diet Plan?
Healthy eating and its implementation can lead to a healthier life for you and your family.
Food is a pleasant part of life and healthy foods that you really enjoy can be successfully important in a weight loss plan. Pleasure and sustainability are two of the main reasons why a healthy eating plan is a much better solution than a diet plan if you want to lose weight and keep it off permanently.
Of course, rapid weight loss is something we all aspire to and should be one of the most important aspects of any healthy lifestyle change. By implementing a handful of these tips, you are well on your way to achieving your weight loss goal.
If you care about your food and environment, how much you eat, when you eat it and how you can easily provide it, you will be successful.
Don't lead yourself to damage your metabolism by eating calories - dense or without a good diet. Fast food is very high in calories and will not help you achieve your weight loss goals very easily.
We have rounded up important "Do's" and "Don't" that will help you achieve weight loss goals.
Do: Staying Hydrated.
Drinking is as important as eating when trying to achieve natural, permanent weight loss. Water keeps your metabolism, namely your kidneys and liver, working efficiently to break down and remove waste from the body. This allows increasing your metabolic rate and finally burning more calories.
Don’t: Skip The Protein.
Eating the right combination and an abundance of amino acids builds muscle. Since amino acids are the building blocks of protein you have to get enough. There is a lot of talk about protein amounts regarding muscle growth, fat loss, and fat gain.
Some say athletes should consume 2-3 times their body weight in grams of protein in order to build mass. Others say extra protein isn’t necessary, so don’t worry about it too much.
Lean protein diets will help keep your body healthy and happy, and they can even help you lose weight. Keep it around the middle, consume about your body weight in grams of protein and you’ll avoid muscle loss.
Do: Eat More Vegetables.
Fibre is the key with vegetables. A high fibre intake will leave you feeling full longer therefore reducing your overall caloric intake. Eating a high veggie diet will also keep your metabolism revved up longer therefore allowing calories to be burned for a longer period of time. So, don’t be shy and make leafy green and multi-colored vegetables a big part of your daily diet.
Don’t: Skip Meals.
Never skip meals. You may be thinking that you are doing yourself a favor, but it’s wrong. Your body is very smart. It can tell when there is a calorie deficit, and this is the first reaction to this calorie deficit to capture any body fat so that you can ensure that it has enough energy to function properly. Did you get that?
Your body will keep your body so that it doesn’t starve. Therefore, it becomes almost impossible for you to burn this fat because you are fighting against your body's own survival system.
Just eat 4-5 small, well-balanced snacks and meals a day and maybe a small protein shake after your workout and this shouldn’t be an issue.
Do: Eat Fat.
To beat fat you have to eat fat. The fats found in cold-water fish (salmon, mackerel), avocados, almonds, and olive oil all play a beneficial role in regulating your appetite. There is some discussion that these types of “fatty” foods help increase thermogenesis, therefore forcing the body to burn more calories at rest.
Don’t: Eliminate Carbohydrates.
Not entirely true, eliminate simple, processed carbs and you’re getting the picture. Cakes, cookies, pies, candy; anything made with a lot of white sugar is a no-no 95% of the time. You actually want to keep some carbs in your diet, but make sure they are of the complex variety, oatmeal, whole-grain bread, whole-grain rice, whole-grain pasta, etc.
Remember, just because it’s healthy doesn’t mean it can’t help you gain fat. Moderate portion sizes are important here. Complex carbs are important because of the fibre they bring to your diet plan. So, don’t eliminate them, just control them.
Do: ME time.
Be the turtle, slow and steady wins the race. The key is to work in manageable chunks with defined goals. Choosing to lose 3-5 Kgs through diet and exercise over the course of one month is a reasonable and attainable goal. Physically and mentally, a goal of this size shouldn’t be overly taxing which means you would stand a good chance of achieving it.
On the other hand, working to lose 15 Kgs in one month would undoubtedly leave you feeling physically and mentally exhausted. Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to weight loss programs.