If you’re looking for a long term solution to weight control, going on most of the fad diets that are out there isn’t going to be the answer. Some of them sound really good and promise a lot but deliver little in the way of permanent weight loss. In most cases, within a few months you’ll be back to where you started from.
For ongoing weight control you need to change the way you think about eating. Maybe you binge, then feel guilty and starve yourself for a couple days. Or give in to cravings for certain foods or eat because it makes you feel better emotionally. If you want to keep your weight under control and feel healthier, you need to control poor eating habits and think differently about what you are feeding your body each day.
A good place to start is by getting correct information about nutrition. Live Lean Today can give you this type of information and also give you support to get you onto a healthy eating plan. Our dietitians can formulate a meal plan that still lets you eat your favourite foods. You’ll learn what types of foods you need to eat and what proportion of your diet they should make up, and about the way your body metabolizes the food you eat.
One of the most important things for ongoing weight control is to spread your food intake out fairly evenly throughout the day by eating five small meals instead of three large ones. As long as you don’t go over your calorie limit, you can basically eat all day and not put on weight.
Of course, you need to ensure that you eat a balanced, healthy diet including foods from the five main food groups – fruit and vegetables; meat or other proteins; starches such as cereals, bread and pasta; dairy foods; and fats and sugars.
By combining these two points – eating regular, small meals and a balanced diet – your body will be able to perform at its optimal level. You will feel full all day, you’ll have fewer cravings for particular foods and your blood sugar levels will remain stable throughout the day.