Tips to maximize weight loss and minimize hunger and malnutrition.
In dieting, it is easy to miss a step or get off track in our busy lives. You get busy and stop at that convenience fast food establishment on your way home from work. You have just blown your diet and you are headed to ending your day with an indiscretion. Don’t get down on yourself. You can recover from this.
Choose wisely and replace the unhealthy foods from your diet with better choices.
- Good food full of good nutrients. If you make good choices, the foods you choose with be more than just calories. You will add filling fiber and plenty of vitamins, minerals, and protein. The more variety you add to your meals, the better they will be for you. My father always said that a colorful meal is a healthy meal.
- Pick a healthy ratio. The classic ratio is 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fat. I still go by this ratio but I use a different method to get to it. I use the 50/25/25 rule. I fill up 50% of my plate with vegetables and fruit and then add 25% meat and 25% grains or carbohydrates. You have to remember that some “vegetables” are actually carbs or grains. Corn and potatoes are examples of grains/carbohydrates that many people misidentify.
- Drink water with every meal. You can have one serving of dairy per day but most of you should drink in a day is pure ole water.
- Chose healthy oils. I recommend peanut, olive, and nonhydrogenated coconut oils.
The bottom line: If you chose your foods wisely, losing weight becomes easier and you do not need to struggle to get the nutrients you need to function efficiently.