6 RULES FOR WEIGHT LOSS & EATING
Here is a simple list of rules to live by when it comes to healthy eating. If you stick to these practices and pay attention to what fuels you, you’ll be in great shape!
1. NEVER SKIP BREAKFAST!
Breakfast is your most important meal of the day! (I know you’ve heard that before)
Here’s a question for you: If I asked you to fast for 8 hours starting at 10am tomorrow would you be hungry for dinner at 6pm? Of course! Your body would be begging you for fuel! So why do we skip breakfast when we haven’t eaten since the night before? Fuel you morning right and the rest of your day will be a lot more enjoyable.
2. SNACKS WITH A PURPOSE
Snacking for fuel is important and positive. Snacking because of cravings and boredom makes you fat. Plan out your snacks in advance and look forward to them (healthy snacks like apples and a handful of nuts) rather than wander the halls for a vending machine and empty calories.
3. PORTION CONTROL
Since 1977, hamburgers have increased by 97 calories, French fries by 68 calories, and Mexican foods by 133 calories, according to analysis of the Nationwide Food Consumption Survey. Buy smaller plates and bowls and pay attention to what the waiter puts down in front of you. Eating everything on your plate was important when you were a growing child. Now you’re an adult growing isn’t helping.
Americans consume more calories from beverages than any other source. Stick to water as your beverage of choice for 30 dayS. Only water! See the difference. You’ll lose weight, perform better and look better overall. Want it to taste better? Throw a slice of lemon in there. (Or rock out at bootcamp. It’ll taste like the Nectar of the Gods after an hour of exercise!)
5. WHOLE FOODS
My simple rule is “If it comes in a box, can or wrapper, the ingredients are crapper”…well not the best rhyme but true . Try to eat as much unprocessed food as possible. The more ingredients the worse it is for you. Another tip: Shop the edges of the grocery store, not the aisles. Do that alone and you’ll save yourself a lot of calories and added salt.
6. SIT AT THE TABLE
The simplest and best thing you can do for you and your family. Set the table and enjoy a meal together. Even keeping it a family ritual just once a week gives you the opportunity to point out what is and isn’t healthy at the dinner table. If you’re single, set the table and focus on the food in front of you. If you concentrate on the experience of a healthy meal you’ll make healthy choices while your eating.
Dedicated to your success,