Search for weight loss diets on the internet, and you will be amazed by the number of diet plans that there is to weight loss. Unfortunately, most of these diet plans are fad diets. They only help you lose weight in the short term, but they cannot be sustained in the long term. When you cannot hold on to them any longer, the body compensates the weight you lost when you were ‘starving’, or you end up having deficiencies of some of the most important nutrients in your body.
The key to losing weight and managing the weight in the long term is eating healthy food and giving the body enough energy. Health experts agree that losing about three pounds to five a week is safe for the body depending on the amount of excess weight.
Another secret to losing weight is burning more calories than you are taking in. If you burn about 500 more calories than you take in, you can lose about four pounds a week.
Here is some of the best dietary advice to help you better manage your weight:
Healthy FoodTo prevent the increase of fat in the body, focus on vegetables, soy products, egg whites, fish, lean meat, nonfat dairy and skinless chicken breasts.
Limit your salt and salt intake to cut down on fluid retention. You can cut up to about five pounds of weight this alone.
Drink plenty of water helps in the metabolism function in the body.
Get the unhealthy food out of your refrigerator. Crisps, cookies and other junk should be out of reach
Add more vegetable to your meal. They help you feel full faster thereby enabling you to cut your portions.
Do not skip meals. Starving your body only makes it determined to ‘compensate for lower calorie intake.’ You also need energy for your daily activities.
Sit down to eat and concentrate on the activity. Mindless eating is one of the leading causes of overeating which in turn leading to obesity
Do not turn to food as solace to your problems. Emotional eating due to anger, stress and other negative emotions is always overeating. Get busy doing something else when feeling overcome by emotions.
Keep a food journal. Track your food in order to determine if you are eating healthy food. When you are accountable to yourself, you will put some effort in ensuring that eat healthily.
No Fad Diets
Avoid fad diets that cause you to eat too little or cut entire food group entirely. Weight loss should be healthy and sustainable.