How many times have you given up your diet plan due to its ineffectiveness to help you lose weight? Most of us who follow diet plans, find that the plan is not working as expected. You might have a number of reasons too; it’s impossible to follow or it leaves you starving or you end up feeling tired and exhausted and completely demotivated to continue it further as you cannot see results. The end result – you are not able to get rid of fat.
Most of us do not realize that along with exercises and diet plans we need to keep in mind a few more things which help our diet plans work effectively.
Here Are Some Important Diet Tips Which Help To Lose Weight:
Focus More on Nutrition Balance Than Calorie Counting
Stop counting calories and depending too much on calorie count for weight loss. Calorie counting does not always help to lose weight as it is extremely difficult to stick to such a plan on a regular basis. As you have your food, ensure you are having enough of proteins, carbs and fat. Having the right balanced food will give you the much needed energy for fat loss. It will help you to successfully workout long which will ensure you are burning off fat. Body will not store fat. Moreover, you are going to stay fuller for a longer duration of time.
Never Skip Breakfast
Statistics have revealed that when people had a full breakfast of carbohydrates, proteins and fat in the morning, they remained full for a longer duration of time. Snacking is significantly reduced since you won’t feel the need to have something before lunch, as you stay full. It is never wise to start a day on an empty stomach. If you feel really hunger before lunch, it implies you are not having enough breakfast and you need to have one. Oatmeal, low fat yogurt, fresh fruits are all good options as a healthy breakfast.
Have Soup Daily
Always start your meals with low calorie soups; whether it is vegetable or chicken soup cooked prepared in healthy olive oil with no extra butter or cream. People who have soups before a meal are known to consume at least 20% lesser calories at meal. Thus, having a bowl of healthy soup, before the largest meal of your day helps you to control hunger pangs, stay full and keep the calories low.
Try Orange, Green and Red Rule
An interesting way to control what you eat and include the healthiest nutrients without adding calories! In every meal, include one food of each of these colors. This will mean you will definitely include fruits and vegetables more, helping your skin look younger and fresh while you add lesser calories.
Reduce Starchy Cabs From Diet
Having too much starchy food like breads, pasta, rice and potatoes will not help you lose weight. These starchy foods give your body more carbohydrates than it actually needs which gets stored in the form of fat. You do not have to remove all starchy food completely or else you will feel tired and exhausted. All you need is reduce the portions consumed. Remember – having the right and limited portion is the key to weight loss. Starving and depriving never helps.
Reduce Sugar Consumption
If you are taking in simple carbs just after weight training it replenishes the muscle as well as liver glycogen stores. However, additional sugar consumed during other times is normally stored in the body as fat. This is what damages your weight loss routine and fails your diet plan. You can satisfy your sweet cravings at times, but try and limit sugar intakes. You can replace it with fresh fruits whenever you feel the urge to have something sweet.
Have 5-6 Small Meals In a Day
Never starve yourself. Most dieters make this mistake of eating less, in a way to reduce calories. Determine how much calories you need with the help of an expert, so that you do not harm yourself in a way to lose weight. Whatever calories you have as a target, you can evenly spread over between 5-6 meals in a day. This means your body gets food at regular intervals of time, snacking is reduced. This will help in losing more fat than otherwise. If you are aware and conscious about the calories, you won’t be having extra calories with every meal.
Lastly drink plenty of water throughout the day. It’s important to stay hydrated or else body tends to store up water and we are bloated. If we are not drinking enough water, we store up water as weight and our bodies start accumulating toxins.