Who wants to do without their whole life and remove pasta and bread from their menu? No thanks, life is really too short for that.
If you want to lose weight healthily or maintain your feel-good weight, you have to change your diet in the long term. Internalize the new way of eating without strict sacrifices but with a lot of patience.
The cornerstone for this is to rely on the right foods. True to the motto “The more unprocessed, the better”, natural and wholesome foods serve as the basis for a healthy change in diet.
Eating healthy: Tips that help with long-term and sustainable weight loss
Plenty of protein: Protein-containing foods fill you up, support muscle building and have a positive effect on blood sugar levels.
Good carbs: Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy and, like protein and fat, are part of a balanced diet. In the form of simple sugars, they are metabolized quickly and have a direct impact on blood sugar levels. Good carbs are found in starchy vegetables, legumes, fruit and various grains such as wheat, rye, oats, rice and corn.
The right fats: Fried and animal foods contain mostly saturated fats. They are perfectly safe to consume in moderation, but in excess can have a negative impact on blood lipid levels and cardiovascular health. Unsaturated fatty acids, on the other hand, promote health and boost concentration and performance.
Water: Drink preferably still water or unsweetened tea. As a guide, 4 percent of your body weight is the amount of liquid you should drink per day. Do not drink soft drinks, energy drinks, juice spritzers and sweetened drinks as thirst quenchers.
Effective tips to help you lose weight
Keep the ballast: Legumes, whole grain products, seeds, nuts and vegetables contain plenty of fibre. These indigestible carbohydrates not only have a positive effect on the intestinal flora and digestion, they are also particularly filling and help to keep the blood sugar level in balance after eating.
Take a break: Intermittent fasting supports a healthy diet. With intermittent fasting, food is eaten in a time window of eight hours and then no food is eaten for 16 hours. Fasting supports weight loss by heating up the fat metabolism and breaking down excess fat reserves. You can go for dietary supplement during your fasting.
More Plants: Eat your greens. Plant-based foods have the advantage that they have a low energy density. They provide important nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber or phytochemicals.