It pays to be patient when you are in a weight loss diet. It pays even better if you are on a healthy kind of weight loss diet. What is a healthy diet? Here are the steps on how to be in one:
DRINK LOTS OF WATER. If only water was categorized as food, it would be the world’s superfood. It is because of it numerous benefits: prevent heart disease, help with digestion, clear your skin or complexion, suppress appetite, etc. There are even research studies that showed water as a way to raise one’s metabolism which can eventually make the person lose weight.
GET A SALAD BAR. When you do your weekly grocery, stock on a lot of fruits and make a salad dressing that can last through the whole week. Make sure to wash and chop the fruits before you store it in your fridge so that you can easily make yourself some lunch before going to work. Don’t forget to add some greens as well. It’s ok to add the dressing in the morning so long as you have refrigerator in your office pantry.
TAKE NOTE OF YOUR ENTIRE FOOD INTAKE. A food journal will serve as your reminder and a good motivational tool as well.
EAT SLOWLY. It would take a maximum of fifteen minutes for your digestive system to get a signal to your brain that you are already full. To prevent yourself from overeating, eat slowly to give your brain ample time to catch up. Some folks would even resort of using chopsticks to control themselves from eating too fast.
THE COLORFUL, THE BETTER. I believe that the more colorful the food is, the healthier it is as well. Take for example carrots, squash, kiwi, and spinach which are high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Whereas pale foods like French fries, cheese, white rice, white flour, and white sugar are high in saturated fats and fall short in nutritional value. When you eat vegetables it’s better to leave its skin on because of the great amount of vitamins.
AVOID ANYTHING LABELED. Don’t waste your time reading the labels of packaged foods for its calories or fat content. A healthy diet should only consist of natural and organic foods. Anything that was processed or altered in any way would only cost you more money and also more calories and artificial sweeteners. Nuts are highly recommended as fat burners and appetite suppressants but only buy nuts on its natural state and not those in your energy bars or those that are pre-packaged.