They say that weight loss does not start in the gym, it starts in the kitchen. The basic rule of weight loss is to burn more than your calorie intake. If you plan well enough for your diet, you may not need to work so hard at the gym.
Doing that means sacrificing bad eating habits, and usually, that’s the difficult part. What’s more challenging than that is to maintain it for a set period of time. As corporate people, we are often distracted by different factors like work stress, social obligations, and tiredness. These are usually what distracts us from staying discipline to a strict diet and resorting to fast food. You don’t have enough time to prepare healthy food, you couldn’t decline when your colleagues asked you to go to the bar, you are so tired from work that you decide to just eat whatever unhealthy food you can find in your fridge.
If you are serious about losing weight, you should really consider changing habits and learn to force yourself to adhere to your diet plan. Fortunately planning healthy meals for your weight loss goals are not too difficult, but at the end of the day, it is a matter of how much you stay in line with your plan.
Plan ahead of time
As in weight loss and in everything else, planning ahead of time is always a good thing to do. In this case, prepare your meals for each day and store them in the freezer and when you’re ready to eat them, you can heat them up and you are ready to go.
Completely remove your favorite unhealthy food
I know this gives you the chills when you read it, but trust me, that is one of the best things I have done and continue to do to maintain the physique for the past 10 years. I am not saying that you have to remove everything but consider this. If you have 7 favorite unhealthy food which you eat regularly, completely stop eating 2 or 3 of them from your list, and limit your intake of the remaining 4 unhealthy food. In my case, I stopped consuming deep fried food, so that means no Mac Donald and all the other fast food you can easily get on the go. It wasn’t easy so I cut myself some slack, and once in a while, I will have a bowl of fries, but that’s about it.
Once you have set your mind to achieve your goals, it becomes less difficult to break all those bad habits. If you have snacking habits, try taking healthy snacks, such as nuts instead of chips, fruits instead of cakes and soon you will learn to develop a pattern to choose the right snacks. Soon you’ll learn to love these more than the unhealthy alternatives.
Don’t skip or wait for long periods without eating. Most dietitians would recommend that you have smaller meals but more frequently than the other way around. If you only have 2 or 3 meals a day, you tend to binge on each meal because when you leave yourself hungry for too long, you tend to think that you have to eat more. However, if you eat smaller portions more frequently, it would be easier for you to contain your hunger.
These are healthy eating tips for weight loss that will have you losing weight and keeping the weight off. Take a step back and see how these points could work for you. Losing weight involves having self-discipline and that is the key to your success. The steps shared above do not deprive you of food at all, but a different way of looking at how you consume your food. If you are already taking some of the steps above, do leave a comment and share how that has worked for you, or if you have any other suggestions that readers could benefit from. If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try and try some more.
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