It’s quite challenging to sustain weight loss efforts. Hunger pangs, food cravings, low energy levels, are enough to distract you from squeezing your calorie intake every day. However, by just tweaking a few things in your diet plan you can address these issues and achieve your healthy weight goals in a short span of time. Let’s delve:
1. A Steady Supply of Proteins
Proteins should be part of your each and every meal of your day. This macronutrient will keep you full for longer and help burn more calories when synthesized by your body. Include a variety of healthy lean protein sources like eggs, cottage cheese, tofu, fish, and lentils in your breakfast, lunch as well as dinner to limit carbs and consume sufficient protein. But, don’t go overboard.
2. One Whole Veggies Meal
Veggies are full of energy-boosting vitamins and minerals, besides filling dietary fiber, that not just fills your stomach but also cleanses and detoxifies your digestive system. Either replace your one meal with a big bowl of stir-fried veggies or ensure you eat a mixed salad with a dash of lemon 15-minutes before your main meals.
Caffeine in the form of green tea, black tea, or coffee helps to suppress hunger. It boosts energy levels and gives you a load of antioxidants. Drink a warm glass or two of alternate natural caffeine sources every day to enhance your metabolism, address hunger pangs, treat your taste buds besides boosting your energy levels; but ensure you steer clear of added sugar or creamers.
4. Say Yes to Healthy Fats
Make healthy fats like nuts & seeds your style of snacking. Keep nut-butters, nuts like walnuts, and almonds, seeds like pumpkin seeds and flaxseed, etc to munch before hunger comes calling in between your meals.
5. Keep a Calorie Count
Lastly, keep a calorie counter like myfitnesspal handy. Before popping a candy toffee (30 calories), noshing a small pack of chips (160 calories), or eating a samosa (308 calories), just figure out how many calories you are going to compromise with. Keep healthy snacks handy and stay hydrated at all times to feel satiated and stay strong on your weight loss journey.