The basics to weight loss, which we are all familiar with, would be to make healthier choices, eat nutritionally balanced food while at the same time increasing physical activity.
However, here are a few extra tips to help one lose weight while maintaining one’s health.
Keep a food diary to create more awareness of habits and problem areas. This will allow one to see what it is that we are eating and to hopefully indicate where certain nutrition changes need to take place.
Concentrate while eating your food. We tend to eat on the go or while working or watching TV. Spending time with food will help one feel more satisfied, and because we can see how much we are eating, it will also create appreciation for the taste and textures that the nutritious food is providing us with.
Hey everyone and good evening ☺. I’m totally in love with my dinner bowl ?. Hasselback potatoes, white beans, broccoli, red cabbage, guacamole and zucchini rolls (seen at the account of Francesca @plantifullybased Thank you for the inspiration gorgeous ?)I already finished eating because I want to have my dinner earlier from now on. Let’s see how it works. And stay tuned for my sunday evening shoutout later ?
Include a variety of vegetables with each meal and as part of snacks during the day. At the same time, increase the range of whole fresh fruit for a healthy boost, but limit these to three portions a day.
Avoid added and hidden sugar in food. This includes table sugar, chocolates, sweets, pastries, cakes, muffins, sugar-sweetened drinks, sugary cereals, etc.
Choose lower-fat sources. Low-fat dairy, without the additional sugar; or lean proteins such as chicken, fish or pulses. And include healthy fats such as avos, nuts and seeds in your diet.
Goodmorning!?I finally found a new show to binge watch on Netflix (RIP vampire diaries) & that is… Gossip girl??? I haven’t already watched it bc i thought it was dumb but I watched the first episode last night and I kinda like it lol.// brekky?? 2 pieces honey wheat toast, 1 with CASHEW BUTTER & BANANA??. That combo is out of this world omg (Jif has a line of cashew butter & so does Kroger’s organic line) + the other piece with 1 scrambled egg & 1 egg white with spinach?? have a great day!!?
Watch portion sizes of foods. Eating a balanced diet doesn’t mean that we should favour one food over the other.
Rather maintain a healthy amount of food consumed. If you are unsure of what a portion size would be for yourself, consult a dietitian.
Don’t get fed up with a fad diet.
Kezia Kent is a dietician and spokeswoman for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa.