Here are some easy-to-follow tips to help you enjoy your food and still not lose weight:
o Set goals
Set goals for how much weight you want to lose. Once you decide how much weight you want to lose and stay healthy (for example, you can decide to lose up to 2 pounds each month), follow some safe weight-loss plans. Some important strategies for safe and healthy weight loss are listed below.
o Watch what you eat
As the saying goes ‘you are what you eat’. Eat what you like but in moderation. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables provide many essential vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. A higher intake of fruits and vegetables is associated with a healthier life, including lower risks of cancer and coronary heart disease. Follow the “5 a day for better health” program. A word of caution: some fruits contain a lot of sugars and may not be good for some people. Contact your dietitian for the types that are appropriate for safe weight loss.
or eat slowly
Eating slowly helps you enjoy, taste and smell food. It improves your digestion as it gives your stomach more time to start working on the food. It helps you lose weight because it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to produce the hormones that tell your brain that you are full. If you slow down, you give yourself more time to feel full and this gives you a better chance to stop before you “overeat.” I started eating slowly and found that I eat less than I normally would, so slow down, take smaller bites and enjoy your food.
o Drink plenty of filtered water
The usefulness of water for our health cannot be underestimated. It is one of the most essential elements for good health. Add some fresh lemon and mint to your drinking water as this makes you feel full; you are likely to eat just the right amount of food when you feel full. If you exercise, you need to drink a lot of water than you normally would because a lot of water is lost during performance and needs to be replenished.
o Dance to your favorite music
Dancing is a wonderful exercise, which not only relaxes and releases our bones, muscles and joints, but also lifts our spirits. High-energy dancing also gives your body a great workout. But don’t overdo it, simply going out dancing can cause physical injury, especially to the ankles, knees, and hip joints, when you repeatedly hit the ground. You can choose from so many forms of dance. Some examples are jazz, modern jive, tap and ballet, or how about belly or shamanic dance or temple dance? Choose the one that moves and satisfies you, and to which you are instinctively drawn. When deciding which dance form is right for you, be realistic about your fitness, age, and ability. Start early, learning the steps and form gradually, as your stamina and confidence build.
oh working out
Research shows that regular exercise, combined with healthy eating, is the most efficient and healthy way to control your weight. Regular physical activity can also reduce your risk of various diseases and conditions and improve your overall quality of life. For exercise to be helpful in weight loss, you should strive to do a minimum of five 30-minute sessions per week. Recent research has shown that three 10-minute sessions in a day are as good as one 30-minute session. You need to find something that you enjoy and are more likely to stick with.
o Mentality of being healthy
Above all, have a mentality of being healthy and not losing weight. Choose types of food that will help your health and this will eventually help control your weight.