One step at a time
If you’re just starting to make the switch to a healthier lifestyle, do it slowly. Your body has become accustomed to old ways, and if you change drastically, you’re likely to give up easily, too.
Eat at home
Whenever you eat out, you have no control over the portions you will have. You may end up eating more than you need to.
Stop counting the calories
Don’t obsess over it. Instead, look at food in terms of color and freshness. Greens are always good. Colorful fruits are also good for a person’s body. These are the foods your body needs more of. So don’t be afraid to eat more of it.
Don’t skip meals
If you want to lose weight, it is much better to eat small portions 5-6 times a day. Skipping meals will only keep the fat in your body and can lead to overeating.
When you get hungry, grab a carrot stick instead of the cupcake. Some good examples of snacks are fruit, nuts, raisins, cranberries, whole grain crackers, etc.
Don’t rush the eating process. Take your time and chew your food slowly. If you already feel full, stop eating. Listen to what your body is telling you.
Fill that plate with the right kind of stuff
What a person eats greatly affects their weight loss or weight gain. For this reason, nutritionists encourage people to prioritize quality over quantity. A good example is that while you may have only had crackers for lunch today, you also had a huge pitcher of sweetened drinks. Then this sweetened drink is the culprit when it comes to your weight gain.
If you had a large bowl of fresh salad and water, that would have been a better meal on a diet than the crackers with a sweetened drink. It is much better for the body to eat foods that contain fewer carbohydrates. Leaving out bread, pasta, rice or potatoes and replacing them with vegetables will definitely help reduce fat.
If you’re the type of person who only feels full when you see large portions of food on your plate, then the solution is to fill your plate with the right kind of food. Think colorful fruits and vegetables. Deep colors mean higher levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Your body needs all of this every day.
Remember to drink lots of water
Sometimes people mistake thirst for hunger and eat when all they need is a glass of water. Drinking water is also good for cleansing the body of toxins and aids in better digestion.
Besides these tips, you should always remember not only to have good eating habits but also to have a healthy lifestyle. This means that you make an effort to exercise regularly. If you are a smoker, you should consider quitting smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation.
Thanks to Andrew Eli