A new year means a new beginning with new and fresh resolutions.
Losing weight is one of the most common ones. It has been 2013 for
almost a week now and how has pursuing your new lifestyle been going
so far? Haven’t started living as you wanted to yet? No stress because
it’s never too late! And the thing is that it doesn’t have to be a new
year to improve yourself, a new day, hour or even a new minute is good
Wanna start eating better and drop some pounds without the temporary
crash diets? Or need a push in the right direction? Watch, learn and
implement the following 5 steps into your daily lifestyle:
1. Chew like crazy. Good chewing means mouthmash your food until it
turns into a solid mass without chunks. It sounds nasty but it’s very
beneficial. Not only is it easier for your body to digest good chewed
foods, but it can also make you eat less. It takes approximately 15-20
minutes until your brain sends a signal to your stomach that it’s
full. More and better chewing equals slower and less eating.
2. Fibre it up! Add fibre rich foods to every meal. Fibres give you a
satisfied feeling for a longer period of time and put your bowels to
work. Results; less eating and a better digestion. Fibre rich foods
are legumes, (dried) fruits, vegetables and wholegrain products.
Replace products as white pastas, bread and rice with the wholegrain
version. Use (dried) fruits and veggies as a snack
3. Break-fast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why?
The name says it all. When you wake up your body has been fasting for
at least 8 hours. To refuel your energy level and literally break the
fasting period you need to start your day with a good breakfast. This
also prevents you from hunger attacks later on. Choose fruits and
wholegrain products as basis.
4. Size matters. I’m talking about the portion sizes of your meals.
It’s better to eat 6 meals divided over the day than to eat 3 big
meals. Smaller portions mean a lower energy intake and divides your
energy over the whole day.
5. Work it! Losing weight depends on energy input and output: when you
exercise more than you eat you lose weight, when you eat more energy
than you burn via exercise you gain weight. Sounds so simple when you
read it but it’s the actual doing that is the hard part. Keep in mind
that any extra exercise on top of the exercise you are getting now is
in your advantage, even when it’s an extra hour per week.
Be realistic when you’re trying to lose weight and try to keep your
eye one the long-term effect instead of the never lasting short-term
effects. Patience is the key to success!
Keep following me every 2 weeks and keep me posted on your questions