Easy steps to lose weight
Today more than ever there is so much information out there on losing weight that is has become confusing and sometimes difficult to follow. However it is actually very easy to lose weight if you follow certain rules and my 7 steps.
1. Take a positive mindset
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Before you can start any diet program you need to be in the right state of mind. If you do not feel good about yourself you probably will not want to choose healthy foods.
You cannot expect to feel better about yourself simply by the act of going on a diet. That is of course a good start but the only way you can choose to eat a healthy diet to lose weight is if you have a positive self-image and goal.
2. Eat whole foods
Eat whole foods that are as natural as possible. When you eat whole foods that are full of nutrients your body will know how much to eat and how much not to eat. You do not have to count calories because your body is a wonderful machine.
If given the right nutrients you will be at the best weight for you, have plenty of energy and feel great. Eating highly processed empty calorie foods will cause your body to always be hungry because it is trying to get the nutrients it needs.
3. Drink water
Drink the best weight loss supplement known – water. Most people do not know the difference from being hungry for food or thirsty for water. A great deal of time people eat when they should drink.
Most likely you will not feel as hungry if you are getting enough water. You will be satisfying the thirst, which is confused for hunger. Water also helps you digest food better. Drinking water before you eat will help fill you up.
4. Chew your food
Always chew your food well.
Chewing your food well will ensure that you get the most nutrients out of your food. Getting the most nutrients will satisfy your body as a result, you will eat less. Another benefit of chewing well is that it helps support digestion.
5. Eat little and often
Eat small, frequent meals in a day. Ideally, you would eat 5 small meals a day. That way you do not starve yourself, you keep nutrients coming for better performance, and you keep your metabolism going and burning calories.
Having small meals periodically will keep your blood sugar high, help you avoid fatigue and keep you energized.
6. Eat like your ancestors
Learn more about who your ancestors were. If you eat more like your ancestors you will be eating food that is better for your body. You will likely lose weight, have more energy and feel great.
7. Increase your physical activity
Most people are overweight because of a lack of physical activity. Start to walk more, ride a bike, walk your dog for longer periods of time, swim, dance, or leave the car at home when you can.
It is important that you choose a physical activity that you enjoy, that way you will stick with it.
* Please consult a registered dietitian for a meal plan that suits your specific needs.
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