How many times have you resolved to lose weight, only to put it off because it seems like too difficult of a goal? You’re not alone. Weight loss, if done in a healthy manner, is far easier and long-lasting than many people realize. Interested in finding out more? Read on
Get rid of the red meat in your menu in order to lose some weight. Red meat can have high levels of cholesterol and saturated fat, which can be bad for the heart. Rather than consume red meat, substitute this with leaner items like fish and poultry.
To enhance your efforts at weight loss, make an effort to sneak vegetables into your ‘normal’ foods. This is easily done by adding grated vegetables such as zucchini, carrots, onions, or peppers into meatloaf, spaghetti sauce, or soups. Don’t have time to grate and chop? Frozen vegetables will be your ally here; they can be easily added to a marinara sauce or pot of chili to amp up the flavor, fiber, and nutrients – and no one need be the wiser.
Remind yourself to keep your weight goals by writing them out, rather than simply thinking about them. It may seem like thinking about goals is enough, but writing goals out and reading through the list often, can help keep them in mind more easily. Saying the goals out loud as you read them may help you even further.
A great tip in losing weight is to keep yourself busy so you will not have a lot of time thinking of food. When you have nothing to do, you think about eating food and crave a snack, just because it’s an activity to do. Keeping yourself busy can prevent this type of mindless fantasizing.
When considering a diet that provides an adequate nutrition level, be sure that you are eating enough healthy carbohydrates if you have an active lifestyle. Despite carbohydrates getting a bad name in recent years, they are essential to providing you with needed energy. You can consume healthy carbohydrates by eating beans and whole grains.
Eat at home more than you eat out. The portions that restaurants serve are up to three times larger than normal servings. In addition, it is much harder to make healthy choices in a restaurant since much of the food is higher in fat, salt and sugar than what you would make at home.
Stay positive and stay focused. Yes, you will have bad days. Yes, you will have people trying to tempt you. Yes, you will ‘stray’ from your weight loss journey. However, if you keep in mind your goal; all of the bad days and temptations will start disappearing.
Don’t take our word for it, though – try some of these tips out for yourself