Weight loss has its peculiarities. It can seem like there are many ways to go about it, which is true. Arguing over which is the best method is needless because it is based on opinion. What works for one person is likely going to be their favorite way. Have you found which method works best for you?
There is no way around trial and error. At some point, you will need to experiment with different routines: whether it involves diet or physical activity. You will have to work on your nutrition also because it is unlikely the first regime you try is going to be the one you stick with. It is all part of the process.
To build on nutrition, and achieve weight loss, there is a trick you may not be familiar with. It is not going to be surprising, but it is going to be helpful … buy ONLY the foods conducive to weight loss success.
There are different ways to go about grocery shopping. But only one way is likely to be right, while all the others are wrong or inadequate. Why? Because buying what you do not need (or worse, what is not good for you), is not going to help you reach your weight loss goals.
If you go to the supermarket and buy …
- fruit and vegetables,
- good sources of protein, and
- Healthy staples like nuts, brown rice, oatmeal, and
- different complex carbohydrates,
it is hard not to eat well. If your kitchen does not contain processed meals or sugar-loaded snacks, it will be practically impossible to binge on foods that will impede your progress. Of course, you will still have to practice moderation. But it is easy to control your portions and not go beyond your limits when the foundation of your diet is healthy.
By buying only the foods that are part of healthy eating, you are restricting yourself to only consuming what will benefit your weight loss goal: this ensures you are on the right path.
Technically, you can still go out to eat fast foods or grab a snack which is not exactly appropriate. But as long as it does not become a habit, it is not going to hurt you. As long as you are eating healthily at least 80% of the time, you are going to make progress. Not only towards a leaner body, but you will lower your …
- blood sugar,
- blood cholesterol, and
- improve your cardiovascular health
at the same time. As you can see, so much depends on eating healthy food most of the time.
Make sure when you go grocery shopping it is after you have eaten a meal, so you are less tempted to make impulse purchases …
- make a list,
- buy what is on the list,
- buy only what is healthy,
and start eating well.
Add exercise into the mix, and you will be at your goal weight in no time.