When you’re trying to lose weight the daily changes you make to your meals will seem small and insignificant, but over time the cumulative effect will result in dramatic changes to your body composition.
Here’s some simple changes you can make every day to start eating healthier and lose unwanted weight.
Eat A Good Breakfast
Starting off your day with healthier choices establishes a tone for the entire day. Oatmeal, eggs, whole grain bagels, or fresh fruit are all better alternatives to the customary bowl of cereal with lots of sugar.
Pack A Lunch
If you have a daily habit of eating fast food for lunch, choose one or two days per week when you can pack a lunch. You’ll save several hundred calories each day, and up to one hundred dollars per month just by preparing your own meal.
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When you need a between meal snack avoid the conventional bag of potato chips or candy bar and instead reach for some almonds or light popcorn.
Smart Dessert Choices
You don’t have to completely abandon your favorite ice cream or after dinner dessert to start losing weight. But you’ll want to start mixing in alternative desserts that are lower in sugar. Greek yogurt mixed with your favorite fruit can add variety without unwanted calories.
Eat Fruit And Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are a good way to get the vitamins and nutrients you need each day, which is why you were force fed those things as children. As adults, fruits and vegetables should still be a main staple of your diet but it’s not because of the vitamins.
Adding additional fiber to your diet, through vegetables, can help you feel full longer and limit hunger cravings after each meal.
Avoid Sugary Drinks
Soda and fruit juices are calorie dense, and loaded with sugar. The calories alone are enough to cause you problems, but many of these drinks are lacking fiber to counter balance all the sugar. This can result in a dramatic increase in your insulin levels, which has been attributed to an increase in body fat storage.
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