By following a few simple tips, you can easily overcome the difficulties that arise in the process of following diets or switching to a “healthy eating” regimen. Read them, be patient, and go for it!
Tips to reduce your appetite:
- Avoid eateries and street food.
- Take food with you for snacking, such as apples or nuts.
- Don’t be hungry. Stick to the routine: breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner.
- Avoid packaged ready-to-eat foods with monosodium glutamate and other flavor enhancers.
- Don’t eat foods with easily accessible carbohydrates or excess fat from frying.
- Eat what is healthy, but what you love. Enjoy the way the food looks.
- Eat for a long time, stretching the pleasure. Stop eating in a hurry.
- Create a positive eating ritual.
- Replace large plates and cups with smaller ones.
- Choose fresh green, colorful, and flavorful raw foods rich in vitamins.
- Give preference to freshly cooked foods that are high in water and dietary fiber.
- Do not drink sweet water. Avoid “empty” calories.
- Drink still table water.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages, as alcohol is very high in calories and also weakens self-control.
- Pay attention to how thin, active people eat. Follow their example.
Attention: Do not go on a weight loss diet on your own if you have diabetes or other chronic diseases. You need to be monitored by a doctor, because no matter how much you want to, complications are possible, and in some cases, very serious.
Tips to help you stick to the diet:
- Don’t be hungry: it is best to follow a five-meal pattern (breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner). Keep a bag of fresh fruit, vegetables, or dried fruit for a snack in winter.
- Remember to drink water You need to drink 2 liters per day, especially in summer.
- Practice a new active lifestyle. Look for an opportunity to walk or ride a bike through the park instead of standing in traffic.
- Create a support group. Find like-minded people and psychologically support each other, and share information about healthy lifestyles.
- Take care of your state of mind. Don’t take your “plan to lose weight by summer” too seriously.
It’s better to look for something that gives you confidence and positivity in every day.
Losing weight is not only about eating less, it’s about thinking in a new way.