Today, I want to address eating for weight loss. In general, I will tell you something about what seems to work for me and something I tried to certainly not.
Most of us know that the whole process of losing weight really is about calories. The problem is that so many of the foods we like, or at least food I like, are loaded with calories. The food itself is not necessarily a killer, but how it is prepared and combined with other foods and ingredients is what increases the calories and makes it taste like a meal from Grandma.
There are two problems with this; one, if you eat the 3,000-calorie breakfast with biscuits and gravy and bacon and all the rest, you’re done for the day. Not to mention, you have not done much to help your circulatory system. So, with two or three in the afternoon when hunger pangs hit, what are you doing? Drink water and exercise if you want to lose weight. Oh, and after you exercise, you will be hungry until you get your next “fix” for breakfast. I’ve been through this one and I can tell you straight up that it is not the way to go, two, if you reduce the part, but keep eating the same high fat, high calorie foods spread throughout the day, you will not gain the amount of energy you need to function properly. The part size is reduced almost to nothing more than a nibble. And do not expect to get any thank you notes from your heart, either.
So, what to do? Well, you can eat nothing but fruits and vegetables that are designed for optimal energy and health, as for people weening themselves off of a good plate of nachos will be almost impossible to stick with for a long time. Or you can do the old comb trick. This is basically what I’m doing to gradually make the switch to healthier eating.
For me, going “cold turkey” away from all of my favorite high fat, high calorie foods south was as attractive as licking the underside used lawnmower. So I decided to start with something I like, fruit, breakfast. Then, for lunch, I could reward myself a little by eating, say, half a burger without fries. I replace the potatoes with a vegetable or two. Then for dinner, I use a variant of the same direction and at lunch unless I go out bread of any kind here. A snack for me is usually some kind of fruit. I should be this way, exercise at least 30 minutes a day, four or more days a week.
Now, to keep me completely under control so I do not wind up in the news as some poor soul who flips out and but a restaurant just for the food, I’ll take one day every three weeks and eat whatever I want Assuming I’ve been a good boy and I am gradually gaining my weight goal. However, I make sure to do this training today and never rest day.Over time, I hope to eat more fruits and vegetables and less bread and dairy products, which are two things I crave most.Eating for weight loss not necessarily be any kind of diet water table. It just takes commitment to make small, valuable changes. And reward yourself sometimes It helps you stick with the program. Just remember that the whole process takes time, so do not get frustrated. Hang in there and good things will happen!