If you’re concerned with getting rid of fat and feeling healthier, improving your diet is a great place to get started. Making improvements to your diet is a superb thing, of course, but it calls for tons of commitment because it’s hard to stick to it day after day. A quick hint: Don’t alter everything right away – I can guarantee you, based on my own experience, that varying your diet a little at a time is the optimum way to go. Simply add in better foods and stop eating junk food. To improve the foods you’re ingesting, follow the 5 tips below:
Too much of any one variety of food is always bad for you. Moderation is the key for virtually all things in life, including food. Be sure you consume enough carbohydrates as they’ll give you energy, eat a good amount of protein as protein will help build and repair cells and eat some fats as fat is crucial in your diet (just not too much and try to avoid the bad fats!) Fiber is likewise essential to see to it that your digestive system stays in good working order.
Keep your portions average. Just because your plate has food in it does NOT mean you should eat it. Even when we’re really “starving”, portion control is important so as not to be overcome with that stuffed feeling when we’re through. It’s a vicious circle – you consume more and your stomach gets bigger, so you need more food to feel full and therefore eat more . . . and round you go. Try not to reduce your food portion sizes drastically, just reduce them slowly so that your tummy gets used to it and it’ll then shrink.
You need to try and get fruit and vegetables in your diet since they’re healthy for you. Your body needs the vegetables’ and fruits’ minerals and vitamins. Aim for five pieces of fruit or veggie every day. You can pick ’em – oranges, squash, apples, tomatoes . . . whatever. It’s fast and simple!
Did you know it takes about 20 minutes for your belly to feel full? This means you should slow down your eating. We’ve all been there; we inhale a huge platter of food, a meal onto itself, but we’re not at all full so we find something more to eat. Then after another 10 minutes they feel perfectly loaded. So, take it easy, relax and savor your meal!
Sugar gives a nice sweet taste to most things you put it in, so it’s no wonder we all love it so much. You’re kind of stuck with eating at least some sugar, because it’s everywhere, especially in prepared foods. When selecting a desert, pick something with less sugar content or even better ingest some fruit. Given the option, choose a sugar free soda.
By simply following these five rules, you’ll be taking a great step toward a healthier and slimmer you. These hints are simple to execute, so there’s no excuse to not do them!