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The Easiest Way to Lose Weight

A Good Weight Loss Diet Plan

A good weight loss diet plan, like any good meal plan, should be easy to follow. If it requires too much time or complicated ingredients, you’re more likely to give up on it than stick with it long enough to see results.

The Easiest Way to Lose Weight


That’s why this weight loss meal plan uses protein-rich foods, like eggs and lean meat, as the foundation of each meal, making it one of the easiest plans to follow, but also one of the most effective for burning fat and getting you in shape fast.

Planning

When you’re trying to lose weight, planning your meals and making sure you have healthy snacks on hand is paramount. There are plenty of ideas for what you can snack on that won’t derail your weight loss goals:

  • Try sliced veggies, fresh fruits with low-fat cheese, or a handful of nuts. 
  • You can also try low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese spread on a piece of fruit or whole-grain crackers with hummus.
  • If you need something sweet after dinner, try dark chocolate (at least 65 percent cocoa) or a small scoop of ice cream (make sure it’s low-fat).

Breakfast

Protein-rich foods, such as eggs and Greek yogurt, will keep you fuller for longer than carbohydrates.

If you’re really hungry in the morning, try a protein shake or even just an apple with almond butter, fats such as avocado will also help you feel fuller longer, while veggies like spinach and broccoli are high in nutrients and water content, so you’ll feel more satisfied with your breakfast.

One study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating soup before meals helped people consume 17 percent fewer calories at their next meal. So make sure to fill up on veggie-based dishes when you can.

Lunch

Make a salad with leafy greens, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and other veggies. 

  • Dress it up with a creamy vinaigrette. 
  • Pair it with a big glass of water and you’re good to go.

If you make your lunch every day, you’ll save money compared to eating out, plus it will help you avoid unhealthy takeout.

Keep yourself from packing on pounds by planning your meals for each week (and making them non-negotiable) when going over your calendar for that month. Stock up on healthy staples like olive oil, whole grains, nuts, and seeds so they’re ready when hunger hits. 

Dinner

Salmon, 3 oz: Salmon is an excellent source of lean protein. If you’re trying to lose weight, skip fatty cuts of meat and opt for lean proteins instead; they contain just as much protein but with fewer calories and less fat. In addition, salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce your hunger throughout the day. 

To help balance out that extra protein, pair your salmon with a side of vegetables, try broccoli or zucchini.

Snacks

Eating a lot of small meals during the day is an easy way to control your caloric intake. You'll eat less overall, and you won't have those afternoon energy slumps. 

However, snacking can be dangerous for anyone trying to lose weight; you might feel full from lunch, but you're going to want a snack soon after and that could mean reaching for something high in calories instead of something more healthy.

If you must snack, try eating veggies such as carrots or celery sticks with hummus or vegetable juice with some low-fat cheese. Even better: invest in some flavored seltzer water and keep it on hand during your workday.

 

Conclusion

A simple, easy way to lose weight is by adding in more vegetables, these plant-based foods contain fewer calories and are packed with vitamins and minerals that your body needs.

While it’s tempting to fill up on things like meats and grains, you’ll feel even better when you eat healthy fats like those found in nuts and olive oil, which offer extra energy without a lot of calories.

If your goal is long-term weight loss, vegetables are an easy way to achieve it while feeling good about what you eat. So go ahead, add in some vegetables!

 

 


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