Beginning a weight loss plan is usually not the highlight of anyone’s life, and it definitely has a great deal of effort involved. However, it does not have to be as difficult or trying as you may think. There are a few things that you can do in the way that you go about your daily routine that in small changes can make a big difference in your weight loss plan. Small things that change your every day eating habits can lead to better results and achieving your goals faster.
Addressing the way that you eat, first, is one small step. By this, it is the literal meaning- the way that you eat. If you pay attention to the food that you are eating, chewing well, not only is the flavor of the food better but you aid your own body in digestion, which helps the metabolic system function more efficiently. Another step in this same area is portion control. For many, just hearing the term brings to mind starvation diets and deprivation but that is not the case at all. Often, even just changing the way that you serve meals can help this- rather than having all the food out on the table, instead, serve food in even portions on the plate. Leave the extra food in the kitchen, or as you finish serving, store for later use. Make sure that your menus are offering a wide variety of flavorful and healthy foods- food boredom often leads to binge snacking which can definitely put a crimp in any weight loss plan.
Smaller, evenly spaced meals are often another way that helps weight loss plans move forward healthier. If you graze on healthy snacks throughout the day, this also helps portion control at mealtimes. Even just the occasional fruit or vegetable, crackers or cheese as you go throughout your day leaves you feeling fuller on less food in the long run- resulting in less fat and calorie intake. It may seem as though you are snacking constantly, but if you are choosing low fat, high protein snacks or great fruits packed with beneficial nutrients you’re doing yourself a favor, and you’re not taking in nearly as much calories as it may seem.
When it comes to breakfast cereals, many people find that the cereals they choose have a higher caloric content due to added sugars. The best way around a high calorie breakfast, while still having that most important meal of the day is adding fruit or cinnamon to unsweetened cereal. Have a look at the label on your sweetened cereals versus their unsweetened counterparts and you will find a huge benefit to making the switch.
These are just a few small steps that you can take to eliminate a great deal of your daily caloric intake and develop healthier eating habits. ?All it takes for some people, are just a few, small changes to the daily routine to begin a healthy journey in their own weight loss plan.
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Susie Bragg has been a Registered Nurse since 1989, and specialized in both pediatric critical care and home health nursing before she and her husband - Dr. Richard Bragg - started their own medical practice in 1998. Susie is a breast cancer survivor who developed a keen interest in nutrition as way to live healthier. To schedule an appointment, call (407) 395-4836.