If you decide to change your life habits, over the years you will reduce your body weight sufficient enough to be really healthy. If you belong to a category of people who always try new diets but seems to never succeed at losing that extra weight, maybe it’s time to make some big changes in your diet.
We are going to show you six tips that can help you make that change
- Improve the quality of food
So many people start their diets by removing the carbohydrates and dairy products from their menu so they can perceive their health. But that’s not how you should start taking care of your health. In order to perceive your health you have to be able to take advantage of all the nutrients found in various food groups.
If let’s say you eat a different kind of food every day, over the time your pounds will begin to lower down because of the quality of the food that you consume. By quality food, we mean eating more fruits and vegetables, lean meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, legumes, cereals and dairy products.
- Always eat all the vegetable from the bowl
Fruits and vegetables are rich in fibers, vitamins, and phytonutrients( chemicals that are produced by plants). So if you eat them in large quantities, you will be able to control your weight.
A study that has been done to more than 130,000 adults revealed that people, who have increased the amount of fruits and vegetables they eat, have succeeded in reducing their weight in less than a year.
The best way to lose that undesired weight is to eat blueberries, apples, corn, peas and potatoes.
- Eat limited portions
This is one of the best tips that many nutritionists recommend. It is very simple, and all you need to do is restrict the amount of portions that you eat in one meal. The bigger your meals are with food and drinks the more you will eat. Therefore, the best thing to do is to eat smaller meals, at least 3-4 times a day.
- Pay attention to what you drink
One whole bottle of soft drink usually contains about 150 calories. This means that if you want to lose those calories you will need to walk at least 30-45 minutes, depending on your size and speed. On the other hand, children who drink these types of drinks have 55% chances to become obese later in their lives.
It is a fact that people who have switched from carbonated beverages to drinking water or drinks with less sugar lose about 800 grams, just because of this decision.
- Food challenges
Every food product is somehow related to certain things. What does this mean? This means when you stop at the gas station, you will automatically look at the chocolate bars and wishing to eat at least one, and when you go to see a movie your association will be to eat popcorns even when you are not hungry.
Try to minimize the time spent outside your home in an environment that encourages you to eat something. Just go to the supermarket with a prepared list of groceries, and when you want to see a movie make sure to bring your own healthier snacks.
- Try to resist to food temptations
In today modern world there is a special therapy that treats food temptation. This therapy is done by psychologist or nutritionist and it is usually called a therapy of exposure. The therapy exposes the person to the food that he or she likes the most, and then the person must taste the food and to leave it on the table immediately.