Weight loss makes you look better and feel greater. However, losing weight is a gradual process that involves systematic steps. Focusing on quick weight loss will do more harm than good. Instead, a strict and regular diet plan should be followed. Slow and steady are the golden words to be remembered. Only then can you lose your weight effectively without making compromises on your health.
There need to complete control over the food intake. In front of food, our behaviour should be in such a way that ‘we eat to live’ and not that ‘we live to eat’. It is not compulsory that we should finish whatever is placed before us on the dining table. Skipping a meal in between is not at all good for health. Skipping a meal slows down the rate of metabolism and energy conservation is also lowered. No meals, especially breakfasts, should be avoided. Eating snacks in between the meals is to be allowed, only if the snacks are healthy ones.
Food needs to be eaten in an enjoyable manner. Take enough time to chew the food properly before swallowing. When we eat slowly, we are actually providing enough time to our body to say that it had had enough. Thus we can easily avoid gulping in more than what we really require. More fruits, vegetables and whole grains, should be included in the diet. When hungry, go for a glass of fresh fruit juice rather than hydrogenated soft drinks. Intake of unprocessed food should be increased, whereas as that of junk food stuff should be minimized. Stepping back to our late culture of food habits will be beneficial. Fibre content in the food we eat makes us feel full sooner and at the same time prevents being hungry for comparatively longer time. Food materials such as cheese should be completely discarded if you are serious on bringing down your weight. Deep-fried food also is abundant in fat content and therefore should be kept away.