Hello Guys, welcome to part two of our weight loss series I hope the week was favorable to you and you had fun while eating healthy…. Wink wink.
This week I’ll be giving you three more tips on how to lose weight and stay healthy, so without further ado let’s dive straight into it.
So the first tip for today which is the fourth tip overall is that you should eliminate liquid calories. It is possible to consume hundreds of calories a day by drinking sugar-sweetened soda, tea, juice, or alcohol. These are known as “empty calories” because they provide extra energy content without offering any nutritional benefits.
Unless you are consuming smoothies to replace a meal, then you should aim to stick to water or unsweetened tea and coffee. Adding a splash of fresh lemon or orange to water can provide flavor.
Avoid mistaking dehydration for hunger. It is advisable that you often satisfy feelings of hunger between scheduled meal times with a drink of water, plus water is good for your skin, and we want that glow, don’t we?
The second tip for today is that you should measure servings and control portions, eating too much of any food, even low-calorie vegetables, can result in weight gain. Therefore, you should avoid estimating a serving size or eating food directly from the packet. It is better to use measuring cups and serving size guides. Guessing leads to overestimating and the likelihood of eating a larger-than-necessary portion.
These size comparisons can be useful for monitoring food intake when eating out,
Three-fourths of a cup is a golf ball, One-half of a cup is a tennis ball, 1 cup is a baseball, 1 ounce (oz.) of nuts is a loose handful, 1 teaspoon is 1 playing die, 1 tablespoon is a thumb tip, 3 oz. of meat is a deck of cards, and 1 slice is a DVD. I know are you eating a DVD or a tennis ball, but they can help you moderate your food intake when the correct tools are not available.
The last tip for today has to do with your mind and that is eating mindfully, you will benefit more from mindful eating, this involves being fully aware of why, how, when, where, and what they eat.
Making more healthful food choices is a direct outcome of becoming more in tune with your body. When you practice mindful eating you also try to eat more slowly and savor your food, concentrating on the taste. Making a meal last for 20 minutes allows the body to register all the signals for satiety.
It is important to focus on being satisfied after a meal rather than full and to bear in mind that many “all-natural” or low-fat foods are not necessarily a healthful choice.
You can also consider the following questions regarding their meal choice:
Is it a good “value” for the calorie cost?
Will it provide satiety?
Are the ingredients healthful?
If it has a label, how much fat and sodium does it contain?
So guys we have come to the end of this week’s episode of the weight loss series, I hope this was helpful. Don’t forget that we at Secure Health as always got your back and also keep glowing.