Have you, like me, ever thought that it’s all too complicated when it comes to following a Healthy Eating Plan? If I think of any of the many diets I’ve been on, I can honestly say that the making of shakes, counting calories, red or green days, carbs or no carb days… was all so confusing to me, and each one can lead to a big ‘fat’ failure sometimes before you even start! Each of these diets can set you up for failure if you’re only carrying it out until you lose the weight. What happens after you lose some or all of the weight? Do you stay on the diet? That would be dangerous! Or like most do you slip back into your old ways and put the weight you have so painstakingly lost back on? (And more in most cases, including mine!).
It’s just as important to know what you will do ‘after’ the weight loss. This it is just as important as losing the weight in the first place. Otherwise the weight might pile back on again and the yo yo dieting heartache never ends.
Breaking your meals into fours makes it A) easy to remember and B) nutritional. If you do this at every meal then you have mastered the main elements of eating healthy. Is it as simple as that? It sounds too simple to be true, but it is true. No more guessing, no more counting calories, no more making shakes, you have your meals and snacks in these four compartments below and you will not only lose weight, but you will have a very nutritious diet. No more guesswork.
Think of your meals in fours:
Water, Vegetables, Healthy Fats, Protein
Is this just common sense? Yes it is, so let’s look at them in turn.
This is really important. It is your lifeline to stop dehydration. (Studies show that in the USA most people are slightly dehydrated). Water should be drunk freely during and in between meals, not the old ‘drink 8 glasses of water a day’, that’s out-dated. Aim for half your body weight in ounces of water per day and if you’re exercising then have even more than that. This will not only help if you’re slightly dehydrated but it also stops your brain from telling your stomach that you’re hungry, when in actual fact you have been thirsty; therefore drinking the correct amount of water keeps you from reaching for food that you do not need.
Have two serving of vegetables with every meal and snack, does that sound familiar to you? Do you remember being told by your Mom and Dad that you needed to eat them to grow? Like most of the things they taught us this is true. We need our Greens and these days the variety of fresh vegetables available to us should make this not only easy to attain but very colourful and tasty too (and as these contain fibre, it keeps you regular as well as feeling fuller for longer). More details please visite:-https://newtocrypto.io/ http://wikijoby.com/ httpsk4://www.blueskymanorcare.com Don’t however forget that things like Peas & Corn are not actually vegetables but grains, stick to things like spinach, celery, kale and peppers instead.
Guess what, you should eat fat with EVERY meal and that includes snacks too. These are healthy fats; these fats help us stick to a healthy eating plan. Healthy Fats give our bodies the essential fatty acids that are needed to thrive. They help us feel satisfied in between meals thus keep us on the right path for weight loss whilst resisting the want to binge during meals. Healthy fats include raw nuts, nut butters, avocadoes, organic butter, coconut oil, olive oil.
Protein is an important part of a healthy diet and therefore has to be included with all your snacks and meals. Protein provides our bodies with the essential amino acids needed for our mental wellbeing and rational thinking. As well as this they have a steadying effect on our blood sugar levels thus balancing out the high and lows that are the grounds for us eating all that we can see. Stay away from the fatty meat sources of protein. Read the labels and if they contain nitrites or nitrates or soy products, don’t use them as these can be detrimental to a healthy lifestyle. If you stick to organic and natural products like organic eggs, meats, nuts and butter nuts then you will see that to build a healthy meal is easy and therefore see the health benefits in your weight loss and weight maintenance.
We have a review on Healthy Eating as a program and would encourage you to read this review before getting involved in any other weight loss activity. The link for this review is in my Bio section below.