Tips to Lose Weight

Losing weight must be a long-term change and a lifestyle for you. It should not be a switch to make it go on and off, time and again. You need to make it work for you without restricting the calories and altering the metabolism. Lose your weight the healthy way with the following tips:

1. Breakfast

Make sure you have a healthy breakfast every morning as it revs up your metabolism. Having breakfast makes you feel full at the start of the day and you do not consume more calories by binging later on. Make a healthy choice with whole grain cereals, cooked oatmeal, eggs and tofu, salad or whole grain breads.

2. Don’t be a calorie counter

Eat nourishing food without counting the calories. Focus on nutrients like whole grains, healthy fat, lean meats, vegetables and fruits. Add in physical activity so that the body comes to its natural healthy weight.

3. Healthy snacks

If you are hungry out of your hectic routine, boredom or depression so you need to make healthy choices. Fulfil the out of schedule hunger with veggies and fruits instead of potato chips or processed foods.

4. Focus on drinks

Replace diet sodas and fizzy drinks with unsweetened beverages. Make healthy choices with what you drink. Increase water intake, green teas, iced teas and non-caffeinated beverages.

5. Make yourself a healthy plate

Fill half your plate with healthy, low or non-starchy veggies like Brussels, broccoli, asparagus, string beans, peppers, mushrooms, cauliflower, leafy greens or some fruits. Fill one quarter with whole grains like quinoa, bulgur, brown rice, barley or add starchy vegetables like beans, corns or potatoes. Fill another quarter with roasted/baked/broiled fish, chicken, or turkey with tofu or eggs.

6. Carb cutting

Healthy choices include low or no carb. Avoid refined carbohydrates, sugar-added dairy products, and fruity yoghurt. Instead, add seeds, olive oil, avocado slices and unsalted nuts in your meals.

7. Enjoy healthy food

Do not deprive yourself from something you enjoy or love eating. Make cheat meal options every weekend for a meal so that you enjoy non-healthy choices now and then and in small portions.