Welcome to the Part 2 of our 10 Good Practices To Losing Weight series where our Hudson Weight Loss specialist explains simple habits to make your losing weight efforts a lot easier. Here are another 5 everyday habits that will help you on your journey to achieving your ideal weight:
6. Exclude soda and other sugary beverages from your diet
Honestly, this is the kind of empty calories you want to avoid at all costs. Did you know that an innocent looking can of soda can consist of as many as 12 teaspoons of sugar?! Think of it that way – would you rather drink a can of coke that you won’t even remember having after a while or eat a kilo of strawberries that will keep you satisfied for a long time?
7. Include fiber in your diet
Fiber is your best friend on your journey to shedding those extra few pounds. It not only stimulates the digestive processes (and hence make you lose weight faster) but it also keeps you feel full so you don’t feel tempted to binge on something unhealthy. The best sources of fiber are vegetables, beans and whole grain bread.
8. Switch up proportions on your plate
If you look at your average lunch plate you will find that most of it is filled with meat and sources of carbs, like potatoes, rice or pasta. You can probably hardly spot any vegetables in that pile of food. That’s the common mistake most people struggling with extra weight make. Try to switch the proportions and fill your plate with veggies and lean protein instead. They should take up at least ½ of your meal.
9. Enjoy the process
According to our Hudson Weight Loss specialist, most people fail at their attempts to lose weight because their attitude is wrong from the very beginning of their journey. Please know that if you perceive eating healthy as an ordeal you must endure in order to feel better, you will end up resenting it and giving it up altogether. Find ways to make your new healthy lifestyle as enjoyable as possible and choose healthier options whenever possible.
10. Don’t do it alone
Proper guidance and support on your weight loss journey can make all the difference. We often fail because we lack knowledge or are overwhelmed with all the information that is out there. Having someone like our Hudson Weight Loss specialist Susan accompany you on the way to success can make the process so much easier and more enjoyable! Whether you decide to work with us or not, find someone who can cheer you up and offer advice and support whenever you need it – it will ensure you stay on track and keep you motivated.
Please call for your FREE CONSULTATION with our registered dietitian in Spring Hill. Your health is what we have in mind. We look forward to seeing you soon!