Ditch The Diet!
Tips to lose weight the healthy way in 2019 and beyond.
Let me guess…
Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight – eat healthier, look better, feel sexier?
Time to cut the crap!
Now I’m not just talking about the food that is sabotaging your diet. I’m also talking about all the fad diets, trends and weight loss solutions.
This year, set yourself up for success and try implementing these strategies to help you shape up, slim down and stay that way in 2019 and beyond.
1. EAT REAL FOOD.
Avoid food products with a long list of hard-to-pronounce ingredients. These items are highly processed, lack the nutrients your body needs, and are often loaded with empty calories. Choose wholefoods like: fresh and seasonal vegetables, organic and lean protein sources, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains. These foods are taken straight from the plant – containing all its fiber and phytonutrients. The way Mother Nature intended them to be eaten.
2. CHEW YOUR FOOD WELL.
Digestion begins in the mouth. By thoroughly chewing your food, your body will better assimilate nutrients, and you will also slow down your eating. It takes about twenty minutes for your brain to get the message from your stomach that it’s full. By slowing down, you’ll feel full and satisfied on less food. Aim to chew each bite thirty times.
3. ADD SWEET VEGETABLES TO YOUR DIET.
Sweet vegetables, such as carrots, onions, squash, and sweet potatoes, naturally satisfy sugar cravings and soothe the nervous and digestive systems.
4. STRESS LESS.
Stress increases the hormone cortisol and this is not only causing you to gain weight, it’s making it impossible for you to lose weight. Make time in your day to unwind and rest. Try yoga, breathe consciously and or meditate. Stress and relaxation can’t live together!
5. EAT A PLANT-BASED DIET.
Plant foods are typically lower in fat and calories and higher in filling fiber than meat, dairy, and processed foods. They provide essential nutrients and minerals that support weight loss.
6. EAT BREAKFAST.
Having breakfast sets the tone for your whole day and gets your metabolism buzzing first thing. Skipping breakfast causes your blood sugar levels to dip, affecting your energy, moods, and cravings. Your body naturally needs less food as the day progresses and you get closer to bedtime.
7. SEEK SUPPORT.
Energies are contagious. Surround yourself with healthy people, who support you, make you feel good and who understand you. Find a place, a gym, community or someone to hold you accountable.
8. DRINK WATER.
Most people are chronically dehydrated. We often mistake thirst for hunger. If you feel hungry between meals, drink one or two large glasses of water, then check in and see if you’re genuinely hungry.
9. REMOVE LIQUID CALORIES.
Sodas, sweetened coffees and teas, and even pure fruit juices pack a lot of sugar. One of the easiest ways to release weight is to eliminate all sweetened beverages. Try blood-sugar-balancing vegetable juices, water, and pure tea and coffee in moderation.
10. EAT MINDFULLY.
Turn off the television, computer, and other devices. Make your food look beautiful and light a candle. Sit down and savor the food you’re eating with no distractions.
11. FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN EAT.
Focus on adding things in, rather than subtracting. Shift your focus to what new foods and dishes can be incorporated into your diet. Get adventurous and explore a little. Trust me, there are so many fun and delicious dishes to be discovered.
Make It A Lifestyle
If you are looking for a temporary and quick fix solution, a diet may help you. However, if you want to lose fat and keep it off you will have to make some lifestyle changes.
Let’s start the new year in a healthy self-loving way. Break up your relationship with dieting and approach losing weight from a place of self-love by implementing these strategies.
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