[TIP 24-33] WEIGHT LOSS BEGINS WITH WHAT WE EAT: EATING WELL AND LOSING THE POUNDS
TIP #24: Counting calories is a good idea for those must have food items. If it is a packaged/processed food items, then it will have the calories on the packaging. Be sure to pay attention to serving sizes in terms of calories as well. This is where food producers get tricky and you can’t fall in their trap.
TIP #25: Work off the extra calories by the end of the week. If you feel you have splurged too much this week, be sure to get to the gym or go walking a little longer to work off those extra calories you have consumed.
TIP #26: Stay away from all things fried. If it is breaded, it is better that it is baked. Fried foods are immersed in fat and oil. Even after the excess oil has been drained away, there is still oil absorbed into the food item itself.
TIP #27: Don’t skip meals. You should have, at the very least, three meals a day, but preferably five small meals. This will keep you from getting hungry during the day and overeating out of starvation.
TIP #28: Just like fruits, fresh vegetables are better than those that are canned. It is even better if you can eat your veggies raw. When you cook them, you cook away the nutrients. If you must cook them, try to boil them to the point that there is still some crispness to them.
TIP #29: Don’t eat more than one egg per day. It is best if you can reduce your egg intake to three a week.
TIP #30: Chocolates should be treated as luxury items. Buy the good stuff and only eat them every once in a while. If you really savor each morsel, you’ll experience that much more joy in eating them and they will taste even better.
TIP #31: Eat foods from all of the food groups each day. This is a great way to ensure you are getting all the nutrients your body needs and it helps to ward off any diet deficiencies. Also, don’t eat the same foods all the time. Experiment so that you don’t get bored with same old diet.
TIP #32: Try to eat breakfast within an hour of waking up. This is the best way to give your body the jump start it needs. Don’t wait until you are really hungry. Breakfast is important, but you don’t need to stuff yourself. The idea is that you’re breaking the fast from not feasting all night.
TIP #33: Your diet should include all aspects of the food groups including carbohydrates. In fact, your diet needs to be about 50‐55% carbs. Carbs are a great source of energy. Those diets that prohibit carbohydrates are actually harming you and only making you crave them that much more. Your diet should cause you to be deficient in anything.
Have fun while eating healthy while eating the right proportion.
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