Dieting is deemed to be one of the best and effective ways to lose weight. They say- “eat this, try this, cut that out of your diet and you will lose weight”.
Dieting might be the ultimate solution to your weight loss.
But if you don’t eat the right things and back it up with other weight losing activities, then you are just changing your meal plan for nothing.
Try these 6 things to improve your diet.
1. Eat More Fruit And Veg
You may have heard it a thousand times before, but eating more portions of fruit and veg a day really is the most valuable dietary habit you can develop.
Fruits and vegetables contain a vast range of health-giving vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants – including carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium, folate, and zinc.
Remember that the wider the variety of fruit and veg you eat, the wider the range of nutrients you will get.
2. Reduce Your Saturated Fat Intake
Saturated fats are predominantly animal fats. You can cut down on your intake of these by buying lean cuts of meat, trimming visible fat, and avoiding high-fat dairy products.
Saturated fats have been widely implicated in the development of heart disease because they increase levels of harmful cholesterol in the body and reduce beneficial cholesterol.
Eat lean meat such as chicken, as opposed to red meat.
3. Reduce Your Trans-Fat Intake
Trans-fats are chemically altered fats that are harmful to health.
Fast food companies and mass food producers use this type of fat in their products. So, if you avoid fast food and processed or pre-packaged foods such as cakes and cookies, you will eat less trans fat.
4. Increase Your Unsaturated Fat Intake
Good fat, also known as unsaturated fats reduce the levels of harmful cholesterol in the bloodstream.
In fact, some even increase the amounts of protective cholesterol as well. You can find unsaturated fats in nuts, seeds, avocados, and olive oil.
5. Increase Your Fluid Intake
Aim to drink around eight glasses of fluid per day.
Water is required for the majority of metabolic reactions in the body. Dehydration can cause fatigue and poor concentration, and can even affect your physical appearance.
Reach your hydration target by re-filling a water bottle several times throughout the day, drinking herbal tea, and/or eating juicy fruits such as melon.
6. Don’t Ever Skip Breakfast
Studies have shown that those who eat breakfast tend to be slimmer than those who don’t.
There is a huge variety of foods you can start your morning with: toast, porridge, cereals, fruit, eggs, fruit juice, black/green/herbal tea, pancakes, berries, tomatoes, peanut butter, etc.
Try to base your breakfast on starches, throw in some fruit, and avoid having a fried, sugary, or meat-heavy breakfast too often.
Which of these tips will be adding to your dieting plan? Tell us in the comment section.
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