Are you feeling satisfied?
You’ve started losing weight with all the best intentions. You’re on your 10th chicken salad this week, it’s big, it should be filling. So why does it leave you feeling empty?
Although eating large portions of healthy foods such as salad, vegetables, fruit and lean protein can help you lose weight, after time you soon become bored. Eating becomes a chore not an enjoyment and when you lose the enjoyment for the food you’re eating, it suddenly doesn’t satisfy you anymore. Here lies the problem with diets and eating plans that restrict the types of foods you eat.
What’s the alternative?
What foods do you enjoy eating when you’re not losing weight? Is there a healthier way to prepare or cook them? Is there a lower calorie alternative that still tastes just as good? Making small changes like this means you’re more likely to stick with what you are doing long term as you are still eating a variety of foods you enjoy.
In the modern world our portion sizes are increasing due to lots of different factors, some of which are out of our control. Going back to basics and learning about healthy portion sizes can give you a lot more food freedom and less food guilt when trying to lose weight. Eating foods in the right amount is key for long term weight loss success because you still eat foods that you enjoy and those that satisfy you. Carbs are an example of foods that people try to cut out while losing weight but if eaten in the right amount, they won’t stop you losing weight. Try using a product like The Carb Spoon®
Herbs and spices help to add flavour to the same old bland dish. A good example is to cook roasted vegetables with herbs rather than just having them boiled (again!).
Try something new
The internet is full of healthy tasty recipes or ask friends and family for new ideas to keep your food new, interesting and above all satisfying.