When it comes to eating healthy to lose weight on a diet that will be satisfying and sustainable; keep in mind, even when you're tempted to give fad diets a try in desperation, they will set you up for failure because they're impossible to stick to for the long haul.
Remember, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
Anybody who has ever walked away from lunch or dinner only to be famished an hour later knows that some foods leave you hungrier than before you ate them.
In most cases this happens because you're trying to follow some ridiculous fad diet, eating foods low on protein, fiber, healthy fats, and full of sugars. All important factors when eating healthy.
Healthy weight loss will occur if you focus on fruits, veggies, whole grains, soy products, egg whites, 95% lean meat, skinless poultry breasts, fish and shellfish.
You'll need to reduce and/or eliminate added sugars, salt, starches, full dairy foods and animal fat if you want to lose weight. Once you limit your starch and salt intake you drop pounds fairly quickly (up to 5 pounds) but that's just in the initial stages and will be primarily fluids; not body fat.
Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy and well balanced diet plan and eating more of them along with whole grains and nuts, beans and lean meats, all filling and satisfying food choices will help keep you on track.
Following a diet plan that includes eating more of these food choices not only helps you lose weight, it can reduce the risk of number of cancers, heart issues and other serious diseases.
Fruits and vegetables alone provide fiber, important
vitamins and minerals and other substances like protein and healthy fat that
are essential for optimum health.
Cutting calories below 1,050 to 1,200 a day are unproductive when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle because you need strong muscles to exercise efficiently.
When you cut your calorie intake to the starvation level, you'll lose fat but you'll also lose muscle mass which slows the metabolism, leaving you feeling sluggish and too burned out to exercise at an intensity level that will deliver results.
Instead of starving yourself, eat healthy amounts of the food choices mentioned above and consider the following recommendations.
- Drink lots of water.
- Stay busy and avoid eating out of boredom.
- Eat from a plate not out of a bag while you lounge on the couch or in front of the refrigerator.
- Avoid skipping meals.
- Get all the tempting food out of the house (and don't buy any more).
You'll find that once you start eating healthy to lose weight by switching from a diet of sweetened, processed junk foods to healthy choices, that you lose weight naturally.
If you exercise as well, you'll lose weight faster and feel great, full of vitality.
The important thing to remember is to aim for healthy lifelong changes. Eating healthy to lose weight is essential; however it's important to do it right and in a way that you can sustain for the long term.
It is well documented that foods containing high sugar content and foods that quickly turn to sugar after you eat them like white rice, white flours, white sugars - called high glycemic foods can quickly spike your blood sugar levels, and then drop in a rapid manner, causing you to constantly crave foods... If you are still hungry after no matter how much you eat - pay close attention to this scenario and see if it rings true with you.Go to home page from eating healthy to lose weight