Weight has always been a weighty issue for many ages now. While the focus on overweight people has mainly been only on the number of calories that they consumed, rigorous exercises have been a part of their war against excess weight. However, one domain that is completely given a miss in all this hullabaloo is the way in which the diet needs to be followed. There is a way and there are quite some dos and do not’s that you should know as a conscious dieter to get the right impact of your diet plan. Here is what you need to know.
1. Never Skip Breakfast
Breakfast is usually given a miss by dieters as they comfortably assume that they are saving themselves from some weight gain. This is an absolute myth! Missing meals won’t help maintain weight nor help us lose the existing one. If we miss out on getting the essential nutrients, the immediate side effect would be craving for more throughout the day which puts you in a worse position than before.
2. Plan Your Meals
Hunger punctures your judgement. The longer you stay famished, the less time you take to make healthy choices. As a result, you end up grabbing unhealthy food. You are sure to live in a feel-guilt world for the next few hours to come. Rather, plan your meals and snacks. That ways, you are well-prepared with healthy choices. Keep a hard cooked egg ready or a handful of pistachios or some raisins to munch on. Whole grain crackers are also one of the best options to munch on when hunger pangs hit. Do you see how much spoiled you are for good choices? The mantra is simply planning it out.
3. Chalk Out a Calorie Budget
There is no one-diet-fits-all style when it comes to a weight loss diet plan. Each body is unique and what worked for your best buddy may not necessarily work for you. With this simple understanding, equip yourself with the knowledge of daily calories that you can have as per your age, weight and height. Ask your doctor for dietary guidelines to help you with calorie details. Once you have calculated your calorie budget, you are in good shape to plan on the number of servings of vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy and other sources per day servings.
4. Eat Right Post Workouts
Having worked out successfully for a good 30-45 minutes, dieters start assuming that they have burnt great amounts of calories. Wait, there’s more to it. Two different types of workouts will burn calories differently. Overestimating the number of calories burnt makes you feel a bit carefree for the time being and you start hogging more. Thus, weight management goes for a toss. Either you should be super conscious while eating post workout or do exercises in moderation to avoid eating heavily later.
5. Use Smaller Plate
Appearances can be deceptive. Use this fundamental rule to enhance your weight management program. If you eat in a big plate, your mind is sure to point you that you need more. However, take the same quantity of food in a smaller plate and you feel satiated. Slowly start using small plates and bowls and you will be happy to realize that you have started eating smaller and equally satisfying portions.
The stomach takes around 20 minutes to tell the brain that it’s full. Eat slowly and don’t continue eating till the moment you want to feel full. Simple changes in the lifestyle can bring a lot of changes in your weight loss program. All you need to do is stick to your weight loss regimen until you see some positive changes rather than buying on ‘quick’ weight loss plans that usually do not work.