I've always said to myself that good health and wellness is are key things that humans cannot do without. I've come across and heard about people who are wealthy and influential but are missing something in their life and as a result they aren't happy about it. What could they be missing? Well, The missing thing is good health. There is nothing as having a stable and good health. I personally think there is nothing as awesome as having a good health and being comfortable with your body. Well, they say Health is wealth. I don't think there is anyone on this planet who wouldn't wish for a healthy body and this got me thinking about writing some diet tips on how you can stay fit always. I guess you know that Dietary habits play a significant role in the quality of life, health and longevity as well as improving or maintaining optimal health plus we know that Health Agencies recommends that people maintain a normal weight by limiting consumption of energy-dense foods and sugary drinks,limiting red and processed meat and alcohol. You aren't aware about these? Ok I suggest you go do some findings about that.
Okay Since we all know the advantages and importance of keeping a dietary habit, I think there is a huge need to stay on track. Now I will quickly proceed in explaining 13 Diet tips on how you can stay on track.
1st Tip: EAT A FEW MINI-MEALS DURING DAYTIME.
I would like you to consider this tip seriously and have it at the back of your mind that if you eat fewer calories than you burn, you'll loose weight even though this can be very challenging when you're hungry all the time. I'll recommend that you divide your daily calories into smaller meals or snacks and enjoy most of them earlier in the day and the last time you eat should be at dinner.
2nd Tip: ENSURE THAT YOU EAT PROTEIN AT EVERY MEAL.
As we all know, Proteins are essential nutrients for the body. They are one of the building blocks of body tissue and can also serve as a fuel source for the body,encourage fat burning and preserve muscle mass.
So I'll recommend that you ensure that you include healthy proteins like seafood, egg whites, yogurt, nuts, cheese, soy or beans into your meals and snacks.
3rd Tip : ENSURE THAT YOU EAT LESS PASTA AND MORE VEGGIE.
Okay this is a really cool idea and you should learn to give it a try. I think you could a dress or pant size in a year by eating less pasta or bread and eating more veggie. Researchers say that if you reduce the portion of starch on your plate and increase the the amount of vegetables, then you can save from 100-200 calories.
4th Tip : MAKE SURE YOU DRIKN PLENTY OF WATER OR OTHER CALORIE-FREE BEVERAGES.
Well, there is not much need to say much on this as everybody knows that water is very essential to human body. Ensure that you drink a glass of water first before you munch those chips. And if you think plain water doesn't cut it, try drinking flavored sparkling water or brewing a cup of fruit-infused herbal tea. Just in case you don't know what herbal tea means, it can be referred to as any beverage made by soaking herbs, spices or other plant material in hot water and does not contain caffeine(Caffeine removed).
5th Tip : ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE FOOD.
Of course you can enjoy your favorite food and don't need to drop those foods you like a lot but the key thing is that this must be done in moderation.
6th Tip : ENSURE THAT YOU DON'T MiSS YOUR BREAKFAST.
Many studies have shown that if you skip breakfast, you'll loose weight, although other studies show that the opposite can be true.
Well, the thing is this; To loose weight, always make time for a health morning meal, like fruit, low-fat milk and importantly, high-fiber cereal( what fiber cereal do you take in?).
7th Tip : LOSE WEIGHT DELIBERATELY.
Okay if your weight loss exercise is not yielding a fast result, please don't get discouraged. I haven't seen any human who would tell that it took them a day to gain pounds. Maybe you haven't either. This also applies to Weight Loss. I haven't seen anybody who would say they lost some pounds within a day. So therefore, dropping pounds takes time just like gaining them did. Experts recommend setting a realistic weight loss goal of about one to two pounds a week.
I want you to take note of the fact that if you set your expectations too high, you may give up when you don't lose weight fast enough.
8th Tip : DO A WALL-SIT EXERCISE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING AND LAST THING BEFORE BED.
Okay this might seem a bit difficult for you, huh? Well, they say "No Pain No Gain". I can categorically say that its a great way you can lose weight. It helps in sucking up and getting rid of those pounds.
I understand some people leave for work very early in the morning and that's the reason why I recommend that it is the first thing you do when you wake up. Ensure that you do a session of at most 5mins once you wake up every morning. After the first 60sec, take a 10sec break and continue, and do the same for the 3rd 60sec and so on. I suggest you don't exceed 5mins in order to save your energy for the day's work. Also,I'll suggest that you do this exercise exactly like the lady in the picture below.
Note-- This exercise also helps in reducing belly fats. It has helped a few people in my community and I figured it'd be a good idea to share it with you. Ensure that you carry out this activity every morning in order to get rapid results. Possible results could be in 2weeks.
9th Tip : PUT OFF TV DURING DINNER.
Okay this one might shock you because you probably haven't heard about it.
Well, Experts say dinning while viewing can make you take in 40 more calories than usual. Also, any other distracting activity like texting, driving, etc, during a meal can result in your eating too much.
10th Tip: DRINK UNSWEETENED COFFEE.
Coffee drinking may support weight loss by increasing energy levels and the amount of calories you burn. I would like you to take note of the fact that Caffeinated coffee does reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by a whopping 23-50%.
11th Tip: USE SMALLER PLATES.
Dishing meals in smaller plates is very important when you are on a journey of weight reduction. Using smaller plates help you eat less, because it changes how you see portion sizes.
People tend to fill their plates the same, regardless of plate size, so they end up putting more food on their larger plates than smaller ones.
12th Tip: SPICE UP YOUR MEALS.
Well, Everybody knows that spicy meals gives an instant lift to the taste quotient of the meal that would otherwise taste blend. Even though there are many beliefs that go against the spicy meal, spicing up the meal has many health benefits as well.
I'll recommend chili peppers and jalapeños which may boost metabolism and increase the burning of fat.
13th Tip: ENSURE THAT YOU ALWAYS GET ENOUGH SLEEP.
Have you ever thought about what difference an extra hour of sleep can make in your life? Well, it can probably make quite a lot difference. Studies have shown that the gap between just getting enough sleep and getting too little sleep may affect your health, mood, weight and even your sex life.
The amount of sleep we need as humans depend on various factors, especially our AGE.
For adults, 7 to 9 hours of sleep would be essential to the body. Kids between the age of 14 and 17 should get more sleep, like 8 to 10 hours.
So there you have it. I was just able to give you these few tips and I hope you will make use of it. It did help a friend of mine and it has also helped other people. If you think this post was helpful, you can leave a comment below and remember that you can subscribe for our newsletters below as well.