The biggest question on everyone’s mind is: How to diet to lose weight. What to eat? How much to eat, so that we lose weight without compromising our nutritional needs. Which diet plan is the best? However, we have a basic layout for you, so that you can lose weight without compromising your nutritional needs. Keep all the diet plans aside and follow these simple steps:
Drink Plenty of Water
The reason for this is simple. Firstly, drinking water throughout the day makes you feel less hungry. Secondly, it helps to flush out toxins and keep your system clean. Detoxification and low calorie intake = win-win situation. Being less hungry helps to lose weight.
Find Out your BMR
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) in simple terms means the number of calories you expend while resting. Deduct 20% from the calories obtained and you are good to go.
You are on a diet. So eating high calorie foods like chocolates defeats the very purpose of a diet. Instead satisfy your sweet cravings by eating fruits. Your cravings are satisfied, you gain less calories and eat healthier food, and do not deviate from your goal of losing weight.
Avoid dieting on weekends. Excess of everything is bad, and so being on a diet and suppressing your cravings. Take two days off to celebrate your resolve for the past 5 days and mentally prepare yourself for the next 5 days of diet.
Distribute your meals
Distribute your intake into 5-6 small meals over the day rather than 3 meals a day. Not only it will keep you full, but will keep your metabolic rate in the “fat-burn” zone.
Good fats are required by the body and it is advised to get your 25-35 % of your calories through good fats like olive oil and salmon, which are good sources of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids.
Carbohydrates provide us energy for day to day functioning. Eat carbs, but make sure they are good carbs. Good carbs are found in brown rice, sweet potato, fruits and vegetables.
Eye on the Scales
Keep an eye on your weight to make sure that you are not eating too less to harm you. This will also help you make sure that your diet is helping you lose weight or not.
Add lean protein in your diet, such as tuna, boiled egg whites and baked, boiled or broiled chicken. Do not use sausage or high fat condiments if you want to lose weight.
This one is very important point. Workout out along with this diet will aid in more calories being spent and result coming faster. Use leg raises, crunches and other ab exercises to get the flat stomach you always wanted, as well as help you lose weight.