Healthy weight loss diets are getting more and more popular. Why? Because people are starting to realize that they work, and they are sustainable, too! When on a healthy weight loss diet, you will actually not feel like you are dieting, but rather that you are adapting a new and healthier way of eating and exercising. When embarking on the journey of reducing your weight through a healthy diet, make sure you write down the "rules" for yourself on a piece of paper. How do you want to achieve weight loss through a healthy diet? Which core principles of your eating habits do you want/need to change?
Here are the top 8 tips for a healthy diet:
Drink plenty of water (around 2 Lt. a day). Water will keep flush out any toxins built up in your body, and will help flush out stored fat reserves. Drinking plenty of water will help getting rid of retained water, too, because the body does not have to "cling" to its water stores any more - it has plenty coming all the time! Eat lots of fruit and vegetables. They contain lots of vitamins and minerals and help keep you and your body fit and healthy! Eat several meals a day - 3 "main" meals and a few healthy snacks in between. Snacks could be dried apricots, a handful of nuts, a yogurt, a carrot.... Ban white bread from your pantry! Eat wholegrain, soy and linseed (very yummy!), pumpkin seed or similar - it helps a lot with digestion by making it harder for your body to digest. Your body will need more energy to deal with unprocessed food, therefore speeding up your metabolism and weight loss! Try to not have any carbohydrates for dinner. Carbohydrates at night are really bad. Have vegetables and meat, or fish and salad, or something similar. The less carbs you eat, the less you will crave them, you will notice, promise! Eat when you feel hungry, not because the clock tells you to. When you get up in the morning, don't rush to eat your breakfast (unless you are starving!). Rather wait until you feel like you could eat something. And then make it the right choice - oats with honey and milk, or simply fruit and yoghurt are excellent choices. It is up to you whether you want to use skim or full cream milk. If you eat a healthy diet with the right foods, it won't matter whether you eat and drink "the real stuff" or skim. I personally believe that skim products can increase your food cravings and they do have a higher carbohydrate content than the full fat versions as sugar is used to substitute the taste. Eat slowly. When you eat, don't do anything else. Concentrate on the food you are eating. You will notice a lot better when you are getting full. This is also called "being mindful", and very important when trying to control your weight. Because successful weight loss has a lot to do with your way of thinking. Moderate Exercise. No need to become a gym junkie, for some it is enough for starters to use the stairs more often, to park further away from where you want to go, and to go for walks. Start slowly, and increase your exercise over time. Make sure your heart rate goes up a few times per week.
There you have it - 8 tips for Healthy Weight Loss Diets. Try them for yourself - and you will see and feel the results!