Eating healthy can help you lose weight and have more energy. This is the most popular question I get. “How do you have energy all the time?”
Eating healthy is key in creating energy. It can also improve your mood and reduce your risk of disease. Is this not enough reason to start?
Despite these benefits, maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle can be challenging.
– Write a small goal that you want to achieve. Maybe it’s to lose 1 Legging Size since no one wears jeans anymore. Relate this goal with eating healthy and get to it.
For Me, it’s the fact that I have Kidney Disease and I want to live past 63. This is my motivation for eating healthy. My mom wasn’t so lucky
Keep unhealthy foods out of the house. STOP BUYING SHIT! JUST STOP. There’s NO need to have chips in the house.
– Create one. Google is right at your fingertips.
– Mix Grape tomatoes with Grapes. A little healthy and a little sugar together.
-You do not have to do them at the same time. Start something that you can commit to, today!
– Find a restaurant where you know you can eat healthily. We all know Pizza Hut does not have healthy food, so don’t go there.
Listen to your MIND. I’ll start after my vacation, after the wedding, after the baby shower, ON MONDAY! They are freaking ALL EXCUSES; Stop using them and Start TODAY!
Which do you feel is the hardest to do?
How to pick a good snack
Maybe you’re like me and enjoy a crunchy snack. If you showed me a bag of Sour cream and onion Pringle’s, I wouldn’t share or leave a chip for later. Sometimes I don’t floss and save it for a snack. No! Now that I got your attention
Rice cakes are the next best thing. I created my method because I eat. I think of my next meal during my current meal. I have food noise and had to figure out how to get fit while eating what I want ( sort of).
A rice cake with PB is so good and is a healthier choice than chips but the kind of rice cake matters too. So let’s compare these 2.
You can see my photo that lightly salted wins. Not just because it’s low in everything but because I can have 2 vs. 1 chocolate. When you add PB to lightly salted, you won’t even notice that it’s not chocolate.
For me, I’d rather have 2 than 1. I don’t feel like I’m depriving myself I feel like I’m enjoying myself because I can eat more.
When choosing food, start looking at labels and making a choice that’s best for you. If you’re good with 1 then that’s okay and that’s what works for you.
– [ ] Lightly salted has less sodium & less sugar.
“The most effective way to lose weight is to consume fewer calories than you expend, creating a calorie deficit. If your calorie intake dips too low,” says Lummus, “your body could go into starvation mode. Your body will start to store fat because it thinks it is not going to get anything,” continues Lummus. “You will be at a point where your body is kind of at a standstill.”
Lummus says that when your body goes into starvation mode, your metabolism slows to a crawl, burning calories as slowly as possible to conserve its energy stores. This is why people who cut their calories too much may reach a plateau and stop losing weight.
Removing high caloric foods that have high sugar and processed foods is key in reducing 500 calories and not be hungry. Here’s an example:
Before my current way of eating, I did eat cheese and would be hungry. I ate ground beef and 4oz looked so small that I ate 6 or more. I never measured.
There may be days where it feels boring but you can play with so many sauces to make it fun.
I was wondering why I wasn’t losing weight despite my efforts. You could be wondering the same. Follow the above guidelines and measure the outcome.
The human body is built by us. What you put in it is what comes out. No pun intended.
A simple and high protein recipe perfect for any night of the week
Don’t forget to save this recipe so you can come back to it later!