6 HABITS FOR SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS
If you’re trying to lose weight, you may be confused by conflicting information about how diet and exercise affect dropping pounds. To lose weight and keep it off, you need to create a healthy lifestyle and healthy habits. Put thes six habits of successful dieters into practice and watch the pounds begin to melt away.
Eat Your Veggies
Eating five to seven servings of fruits and veggies a day is important for everyone, but dieters who go heavy on the produce are more likely to lose and keep the weight off. Fruits and veggies are low-calorie foods often loaded with fiber, which is filling. Eating a diet full of plant-based foods offers a greater variety of nutrients with fewer calories.
Dining out occasionally is a lovely way to spend an evening, but don’t make a habit of it. The secret ingredient at many restaurants is butter and excessive oil — in other words, fat. Studies have repeatedly shown a relationship between number of meals eaten out and greater weight gain. Cooking your own meals helps you not only control the ingredients in your meals but also helps you manage the portions.
At a loss of what to do in the kitch? Here are some recipes to help get you started in the kitchen.
Eat Whole Grains
Whole grains are high in filling fiber and offer important nutrients like vitamin B6, which helps reduce PMS symptoms (and hopefully keeps those intense chocolate cravings at bay), and skin beneficial vitamin E. Eating whole grains means your calories from carbs provide nutrients you need. Choose whole grain breads too, since refined white flour has little nutrient value and is higher on the Glycemic Index than whole grain flour.