This marvelously healthy diet plan is just what you need for a New You. No fasting. No dieting. Just eating healthy and nutritious foods.
Get ready to lose pounds! How? By paying attention to the amount of food you eat, eliminating unnecessary sugar and fat from your foods. And by making sure you include absolutely delicious meals and snacks to keep your taste buds happy. Use this easy-to-follow and super healthy diet plan to lose the weight! Because it’s a balanced and flexible program, you can stay on this diet as long as it takes or start it any time.
Marvelously Healthy Diet Plan
• Keep track of everything you eat and drink. No need to estimate calories – just write down the type of food or beverage and the amount. You’ll be amazed at how much you are actually eating when you start writing it down!
• Limit the sugar treats to three times per week maximum. Keep the processed and artificial sugars to a minimum.
• Include good sources of protein at meal, chicken, fish, legumes, peanut, cottage cheese, eggs or yogurt.
• #MeatlessMonday! Eat at least one meatless lunch and dinner each week to reduce fat, increase fiber and get yourself into the habit of building meals around whole grains, beans and vegetables.
• Get your Omega 3 fatty-acids from eating lots of green leafy vegetables.
• Eat at least two servings of fresh fruit every day. Choose whatever type of fruit is in season.
• Instead of fruit juice for breakfast or snack, drink water. Add a slice of lemon or lime for zest.
• Include two servings of vegetables with lunch and dinner, for a total of at least four servings per day.
• Choose one to two servings of foods made from whole grains with every meal.
• Shut off the TV whenever you eat – that includes meals and snacks. Studies show that we automatically eat larger portions when we snack in front of the tube. And typically those foods are high in fat and sugar, which means excess calories!
• Choose calories you can chew – that means only calorie-free beverages (except for milk). Sodas are loaded with empty calories and fruit juices provide less fiber and vitamins per calorie than the fruit they’re made from.
• Plan ahead for meals and snacks so you know exactly what you plan to eat. Last-minute choice tends to be higher in calories and lower in satisfaction.
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Let me know if these healthy diet tips work for you! Did these simple diet changes help you lose weight or feel better? You can leave your comments in the section below.
Enjoy and Be Healthy!