Patience, positivity, and persistence are the keys to weight loss. If you’re thinking about what you can’t have, how unpleasant it is or how slow it’s going you won’t stick to it.
Plan ahead to eat well. If you don’t have a plan in place – what you’ll eat for dinners for the week, lunch for the day, snacks for the afternoon – you’re bound to go with ‘whatever’, and not consider nutrition or calories.
Inflammation in the body is the root of many issues. Keep intake of inflammatory foods to once per week (red meat, high-fat dairy, refined grains & sugars, and alcohol).
Try to eat one leafy green vegetable and one orange veggie each day (carrots, winter squash/pumpkin, sweet potatoes)
Pump your fibre intake! Women should meet 25 grams daily, men should target 30-35 grams.
Nuts are good for our brain, heart, and overall health! Have a variety of nuts or seeds each day, but no more than ¼ cup!
Our colon has healthy bacteria that lives in it (yup, that’s right, we’re full of bacteria!). Aim to include yogurt in your diet regularly to keep your good bacteria counts up and your bowels healthy.
Vegetables are low calorie but be careful as to how they are prepared.
Alcohol and refined sugar are empty calories. When looking at weight management, reflect on your current intake of these.
Alcohol is high in calories (a whooping 7kcal/g)! Treat it like an extra that you need to carve out room for in your diet to make it fit.