Easy Weight Loss Tips: Eating Healthy to Lose Those Few Extra Pounds Quickly
Eating healthy will not only help in the struggle to lose weight, it’s also the way to keep the pounds off once they are lost.
It’s important to maintain a healthy weight. Eating healthy will not only help in the struggle to lose weight, it’s also the way to keep the pounds off once they are lost.
A healthy weight isn’t being so tiny that you will blow away if a strong wind comes along. And all human bodies were not created equal. Rather than try to look like someone else, work towards looking like what is right for your body type.
We all have our favorite snacks. Unfortunately our favorite snacks usually aren’t at all healthy for us. If we take in more calories than we burn off in the form of exercise, we gain weight.
Some ideas and tips that can help to lose weight and keep it off are:
Stop frying foods. As delicious as fried foods are, they are loaded with fat and calories. Bake foods, or use a nonstick skillet to grill foods in. Olive oil adds a delicious taste to grilled foods such as chicken and beef.
Lay off the butter. Choose a low fat or fat free margarine or spread instead of butter. While butter is obviously very tasty, the fat content is out of this world. Using a fat free or low fat spread will save a lot of calorie intake.
Drink a glass of water before you eat. Drinking a glass of water will help to fill you up and you will eat less. Drink water throughout the day, and make soda a special treat if you must have it.
Soda is good, but unfortunately it’s loaded with empty calories. The high sugar content is one of the biggest ways we gain weight. Drinking flavored water or just regular water, diet drinks, and sugar free drinks will help to lose weight much more quickly and to keep it off.
Buy smaller plates. If you have a large dinner plate, you will no doubt fill it up when you eat a meal. A smaller plate will hold less, but still look filled when you eat. Since the plate is smaller and you eat less, you will lose weight. Don’t go back for seconds!
Make a habit of eating more veggies. You can eat more leafy green and yellow vegetables and be filled up, and intake fewer calories at the same time. Eating more veggies will help to lose weight. Steamed vegetables are absolutely delicious and healthier too.
Avoid meals and foods that are premade. These are usually loaded in calories. Items like lunch meats are high in calories. Preparing fresh foods where you control what ingredients go into the meal often results in less calories, also aiding in your weight loss goal.
White meat is healthier than red meat. Limit red meat intake such as beef, and eat more chicken, fish, and turkey. These contain fewer fat and therefore fewer calories. Grilled white meats can be prepared into many yummy meals.
Avoid snacking during the day when possible. If you must snack, snack on healthy foods, such as fresh fruits or veggie sticks. Foods like cold carrot sticks and celery sticks make a refreshing snack on a warm day. A low fat or fat free dressing makes a great dip.
Don’t skip meals. Skipping meals usually only has you making up for the skipped meal by eating entirely too much when do eat. This said, eat only when you are hungry. Don’t eat just because it’s time to eat. But do adjust your eating schedule to your hunger schedule. Eat when you need to eat and on a regular basis, but eat when your body tells you it’s mealtime, not when the clock on the wall says it’s time to eat.
Never go grocery shopping when you are hungry. Not only do you end up spending more money, you often buy things that are not healthy and that will just add weight. Eat before shopping, and buy healthy foods. Leave the sugar loaded snacks on the shelves.