Why Isn’t Your Diet Doing Its Job? Five Ways to Boost Your Diet’s Effectiveness
Sometimes you can’t help but feel like you’re spinning your wheels. And that’s tough, especially when you’re already embarking on one of the more challenging things in life—a weight loss journey.
Here are five things you could be doing more of to get the most from your diet!
- Eat More Whole, Natural Foods.
Yes, the basic math of weight loss is calories in-calories out, but if you’re eating a lot of processed/convenience foods, you are probably fighting hunger more than you need to be, and sneaking more extra bites than you think. Whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, lean, natural proteins and other whole foods are the best for your body when you’re fighting fat. You’ll stay full longer and feel better!
- More Protein for Breakfast.
It’s no wonder we struggle with our weight when the quintessential breakfast foods are packed full of sugar and carbs! When someone decided a bowl of refined wheat flour, sugar, and food coloring would be “the” American breakfast, something went terribly wrong. Load up on protein in the morning instead—egg whites, veggie sausages, turkey bacon—and discover that your mid-morning crash can be a thing of the past.
- Hit the Sack Early.
Burning the candle at both ends might be celebrated amongst the ambitious, but it’s not actually the best way to see your ambitions become reality! Getting a good night’s sleep is absolutely essential for weight loss. Not only does it give your body time to rest and complete the processes it needs to actually drop the fat, but it also reduces stress hormones that can lead to more gaining!
- Putting the Kibosh on Peer Pressure.
People who are more successful at dieting report getting a lot more support from family and friends—and a lot less peer pressure to bend their dieting rules. So when your coworkers insist that you “treat” yourself, be ready to explain that you are. You’re treating yourself and your body to a happy, healthier lifestyle. That’s something that slice of cake can’t give you! Be open with family and friends and actively ask for their support, too.
- Only Eat When You’re Hungry.
Easier said than done, we know. But before you take a bite of anything, ask yourself if you’re really hungry. Especially if that something isn’t “diet approved.” So, you feel “hungry” looking at a brownie? Replace that brownie with an apple. Still feel that growl in your tummy? Nope? Then it’s a craving, not real hunger.
And of course: supplement these tips and tricks with Nuez de la India! Our all natural seeds are a great way to support all of these healthy habits!
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