Tired of being on a strict, no fast food diet and walking past a bakery with your mouth watering? Who says you have to deprive yourself of all deliciousness to stay fit? You can enjoy foods you love without adding pounds.
What should you remember before getting started?
First of all, you need to understand that losing or gaining weight comes down to all the calories you consume. To lose weight, you must burn off more calories than you eat – this is exactly what you need to do! Before eating food, check how many calories there are in the packet and use that as the price of the food. For example: If you wish to have a Krispy Kreme doughnut, it will cost you 1 hour and a half fast walking on the treadmill. The more calories the food contains the more exercise you have to do to get it off. Jot down a list of foods you simply can’t live without. Then try to cut down on those foods so you don’t have to burn off so many calories.
How is it possible?
Just follow a few simple instructions so you can eat what you want while still losing weight – take a look:
Include sweet treats
Allow for two mouth-watering, indulgent sweets each week, while focusing on quality—a scoop of really great real ice cream, a rich cookie or coffee drink. Budget about 200 to 300 calories for each.
Give yourself two nice “splurge” meals a week. This is your time to have the non-diet foods you thought were completely off limits such as dining at your favorite pizzeria, or having a filet with mashed potatoes. But you should use portion control and limit yourself to two small slices of pizza with a side salad, order small cuts of meat, and eat just half of creamy, cheesy sides.
You can still enjoy wine, beer, or a Cosmopolitan—but you need to cut back if you are trying to lose a pound or two a week. Figure out your weekly average, and cut that by one-fourth; that is your maximum number of drinks each week.
Eat some chocolate
You can enjoy some every single day: Have two or three tasting squares, about 75 calories worth of chocolate. Buy from reputed brands and the ones you like best so you can be content with smaller amounts.
With all the extra toppings, restaurant salads can easily add up to 700, 800, even 900 calories. Load a plate with dark greens, some protein, and whatever fresh fruit and veggies you like. Cheat by adding two or three one-tablespoon servings of the fattening stuff such as dried fruit, nuts, seeds, cheese, bacon crumbles, croutons, fried tortilla strips, or avocado. Dress your salad with one tablespoon of a real vinaigrette or oil and vinegar—fat helps satisfy you and unlocks some nutrients in your salad.
Savor the breadbasket
If the basket on the table is filled with stale, cold slices or squishy sandwich-style stuff, you have a good reason to ask the waiter to take it away: That bread won’t make you happy. But when you are offered a hearty, artisan loaf with a dense texture and crisp crust, treat yourself to a small slice. Gild it with a teaspoon of olive oil or butter and enjoy every wonderful bite.
Have a plan
No need to camp out by the crudités during a party. Scan the buffet, making note of your favorite hors d’oeuvres. Go back, and choose only two or three higher-calorie appetizers. Fill up on veggies and fresh fruit, and save room for one sweet treat at the end.
What more can you do?
Here are a few extra pointers for losing weight:
- Cut down on the helpings at dinner time. The more helpings you take the more exercise needed. Eat a bigger meal during breakfast, as you have the whole day to burn those calories, and eat a small portion during dinner, because you burn less calories while sleeping.
- Remember; household chores, playing with pets, playing with children, walking around all burn calories.
- When going out for a lunch with friends or family, try to not pinch some chips from somebody’s plate. try to stick with your own food.
- Make sure you don’t tire yourself out. You don’t have to get rid of the calories you ate all in one go. Make it gradual throughout the day.
Don’t become overly cautious of your weight. Fatty foods are good occasionally.
Thus you can get rid off those pounds gradually without giving up your favorite foods. Please have patience as it will not happen overnight – the difference is noticeable after a few weeks. Eat and relish what you love – with moderation – and you will be fine!
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