How to Eat and Lose Weight?
It is a common perception that one can lose weight only if one reduces quantity of food intake. However, such a perception is wrong because by bringing down the amount of food intake, you will never achieve your ideal weight. Rather you will move away from it. Weight loss and reduction in food intake have to be done carefully. As you choose a diet plan for yourself, you should only cut down on your calories and not on nutrition. If your diet plan involves skipping meals, then you should not stay hungry. Rather you must replace your meals with filler snacks, which are high in energy and nourishment but less on fat. You can have fruits, nuts or fresh veggies as filler snacks, these help burn calories and keep you filled as well. Here’s how you can eat and lose weight.
Frequency of meals
Start with consuming 5 meals a day, which includes breakfast, mid morning snack, lunch, mid evening snack and dinner. This is important for you to attain energy and, enhance metabolism and also keep a mental equilibrium. Moreover if you skip meals, your body tends to decrease metabolism or stop burning calories, thus adversely affecting your system and diet plan. Rather have small portions of meals than cutting them out completely.
What to eat?
Consume protein rich food. As protein is not easy to digest, the body needs energy in order to digest protein and thus, it will attack the fat that is freely available in your body. You should include foods like nuts, eggs, milk, carrots, bananas, spinach, tofu, and so on in your meals. Another set of food that you should have regularly is thermogenic food. These foods are capable of burning fat through their thermal effect. Food items like hot pepper, garlic, parsley are thermogenic in nature. The body requires a huge amount of energy to digest thermogenic foods. As a result, your system begins to work faster than usual leading to quick burning of calories.
Don’t curb your temptations
If you keep curtailing your cravings, you will suddenly snap out of it one day and have too much at one go. Rather, if you feel like having a doughnut or pizza or nibble on your favorite chocolate, you can still do so when trying to get leaner, but there’s a catch! Drink 6 glasses of water and a cup of salad or plate full of fruits before you gorge on your “sweet little nothings”. Also try consuming these in the earlier part of the day, this will help you burn out maximum calories attained from your favorites during the day time.