Weight loss by eating doesn’t sound like an effective plan does it? It does if you’re eating habits are in check and you have some sense of control. Not so much control which is based on starving yourself, but control by making wise choices about what, and when you eat nutritious food.
Timing is a large part of being successful with weight loss too. If you’re starved when you’re grocery shopping because you’ve neglected to fit a snack in ahead of time, you’ll probably pay by way of caloric intake, with a less than desirable food for weight loss. I’ve used some ordinary ways to lose weight which are listed below. I found these especially helpful after having babies and losing the pregnancy weight.
Check Websites When Dining Out
When you go out to eat, famished ahead of time, you’ll likely make impulsive decisions upon ordering. This is when you’ll likely order something bigger than your appetite. You’ll then eat more than you would if you had planned ahead of sitting down at the table.You can avoid this issue if you check the restaurant’s website ahead of time, see what sounds reasonable, and plan on that dish before you even walk in the door.
Instead of grabbing the chips or other decadent snack food, prepare yourself with a “better than” alternative food. Become an expert of sorts by inviting some good friends over for a pleasant afternoon of taste testing different snack foods, offering some healthier hors d oeuvres before a meal rather than something with loads of calories and fat.
Be Label Wise
When you’re looking to lose weight, it’s a good idea to eat foods with a higher fiber content, but beware of misleading labels. Words like “multi-grain” are used very loosely to get you thinking that the product has to be full of fiber, right? Well, multi-grain can mean good fiber content in some cases, but certainly not always. The total grain content may not add up to a high fiber count. Make sure that the protein quantity and fiber are in good shape, otherwise you may as well eat a piece of fruit.
Keep a Snack Handy
Take a healthy snack like fruit or nuts of some kind with you at all times. You won’t find yourself looking to eat an entire bag of chips because your ravenous during the mid morning work or school crunch. A portion of whole grain cereal or trail mix can work well in this regard.
Source: Personal experience