Here are my top dieting tips that will help you lose weight and keep it off.
You must start by changing the way you think about food and the habits that you have formed regarding eating. You must realise that you cannot eat junk food and lose body fat. You must make the commitment in your mind before you start to eat like a thin person.
Slim people graze when they eat which means you must eat smaller meals more often, this stops you feeling hungry and keeps your metabolism high throughout the day.
Are you hungry? If yes then have something to eat, if not then don’t eat until you are. Don’t just put food in your mouth, you must think before you eat as this will save you lots of extra calories in the long run.
I feel hungry or am i. Your brain receives a signal when you are hungry and it also receives a signal when you are thirsty but the problem lies in the fact that these signals are almost identical. So how do you know which signal is which? Well you don’t so the best way to find out is if you feel hungry then drink a glass of water and then wait for a short time and see if you still have a feeling of hunger, if you do then eat.
Start eating Natural foods such as Lean meats, fish, wholegrains, pulses, fruits, nuts, seeds and plenty of vegetables. This will provide all the essential vitamins and minerals that the body will need while keeping your blood sugar stable and keep you feeling full.
I’m afraid sugar is a big no no, don’t eat refined sugar as found in sweets and cookies as this will cause your blood sugar to rise sharply. To compensate your body will release insulin to bring your blood sugar back to normal which as a result will store the excess sugar from your blood as fat and you will feel hungry soon after.
Watch out for the hidden sugars that are in white bread and pasta and even in brown bread, yes brown bread is just white bread dyed brown to make it look healthy. These hidden sugars act just like sweets in your system so read the label carefully and remember to buy wholemeal or wholegrain.
Move it to lose it- you must start a regular exercise plan if you want to lose weight. Start slow and build up over time and find something that you enjoy doing. It will make it easier for you to continue into the future.
Start working out and gain some muscle, this with help you with your fat loss by increasing your metabolism and helping you burn extra calories whilst you are going about your day.
Carry healthy snacks with at all times so you wont get tempted by that doughnut or pizza slice when you are hungry. Always keep track of what you are eating by writing it down so it keeps you accountable and only weigh yourself once a week to see how your weight loss is getting on.