The best way to lose weight without being extreme


What is the best way to lose weight without being extreme ?

The answer to the question of  how to lose weight without being extreme is multi-faceted. There are several aspects that are important when it comes to healthy eating and losing weight that involve both food choices as well as eating behaviours.

What are your food choices?

Firstly is important that the food you choose to eat is healthy and full of nutrients. Your food should include protein, healthy fat, vitamins and minerals. Your food choices are important because in order for your bodily to perform optimally you need good nutrition from your food.

which food groups should you choose?

The second part of healthy eating is that you should be eating from all the different food groups and that food should be delicious. If you eat food that isn’t delicious, especially if you are dieting, it leads to inappropriate snacking and it’s not usually of the healthy variety. Also if your eating is very restrictive and you exclude major food groups it makes it very difficult to eat out or socialise or even share a meal with your family. It really is possible to eat from all food groups and still be healthy or lose weight if that is what your goal is.

Conscious or mindful eating

The next aspect of your food journey  that is really important is to eat with consciousness or mindfully. So for example if you have a food in front of you whether it be healthy or not its always good to go through a thought checklist first. Are you really hungry? Do you need that food? If you don’t need the food but still want it then decide whether it has to be an enormous portion and so forth. If you go ahead with eating the food make sure to enjoy and luxuriate in eat bite so that its not necessary to overdo things. By doing this mental checklist and eating your food with deliberate thought and mindfulness it enables you to eat with much more consciousness. This is a great tool to teach yourself to eat what you want but eat it moderately and with some thought.

Is portion important

Eating the correct portion is probably one of the more important factors in a weight loss program. Essentially weight loss is an equation. If you eat less energy that your body is using then you should lose weight. Or if you eat more energy or calories than your body is burning off you will lose weight. So the nuts and bolts of your weight loss program working is to make sure that you are eating less energy than you are burning by being mindful of your portion sizes

Planning

Now that we’ve covered the basics how do we make sure that the food we eat is both nutritious and above all delicious too. This step takes some planning and thought. The advice I often give to clients who are trying to lose weight is to gather a repertoire of delicious, healthy recipes (i often include these in meal plans or you can go to….. where I have done some of the planning for you) and begin building a group of recipes that your family love. Then the next step of the plan is to take those recipes with you to the shops or use the recipes to write your shopping list for the week and make sure that you have the ingredients to make your recipes. Without planning healthy eating or weight loss is much more difficult to manage.

Resources

If you need some help with your planning there are resources on this website (http://sandtondiet.co.za) to help get you going. There are two week dinner planners as well as a one month meal planner, which all include recipes, to get you going on your healthy eating or weight loss journey.

have you tried everything in this article and still can’t lose weight?

If you have tried all these strategies and you are still feeling stuck then have a look at these this article 5 top reasons you can’t lose weight or have a look at Top 10 diet tips and tricks for successful weight loss to see if there any extra bits that you may be missing out on.

 

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5 top reasons you cant lose weight


Why is it proving to difficult to lose weight? In this post I have written a list of the 5 top reasons why your diet isn’t working. These reasons are based on clients that I see in my practice as a dietitian. There are several issues that crop up time and time again that seem to be stumbling blocks for people attempting to lose weight.

Often if these issues are dealt with then the diet tends to move forward at a better pace. If the issues aren’t dealt with then people tend to go from one diet to the next what ends up happening is that you end up heavier than when you started. So I have compiled this list of reasons why your diet won’t work so that you can  identify areas for change.

These are my 5 top reasons you can’t lose weight

The energy that you are consuming is more than the energy you are using

People often have the misconception that if they eat clean healthy food that their weight will automatically drop off. This isn’t the case though. A successful diet is based on the premise that if you are using less energy or calories that what your body is expending then you will lose weight regardless of how healthy the food is. Therefore if you are eating more calories than you are burning off, your diet won’t work

Make sure your snack after gym isn’t too calorie dense

My clients often report that after gym they go and buy a smoothie or protein shake. The problem is that unless you exercise really hard and for a long time, you are probably drinking more calories than you just burned at gym. This a very common reason for a diet not working.

What you did in your twenties doesn’t necessarily work as you get older

A lot of people find that as they get older they just can’t lose weight. This is because as you get older your metabolism changes and the plan that you used to use just doesn’t work anymore. Even if a person has eaten exactly the same for many years they may all of a sudden start to gain weight. They then may need dietary modifications to account for these metabolic changes

There is no one diet fits all

Some people report great success with certain diets while others are not successful at all on the same plan. Diets should be individualised so that it is specifically tailored to your personal needs. This may be a stumbling block for any person trying to  lose weight. It is also often the reason why your diet won’t work

Your diet is extreme but not sustainable

An extreme diet can work short term if you have a few kilos or pounds to lose but they aren’t successful long term because they aren’t sustainable. Again you would be much better off having a plan tailor made to suit you rather than trying another crazy, extreme or even dangerous diet

These are some of the top main reasons that you may not be losing weight. If you would like to check out some more dieting tips and tricks then check out Top 10 diet tips and tricks for successful weight loss or The best way to lose weight without being extreme These articles have other great tips on how to make your diet more successful in the long term.

 

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