Healthy Weight Loss Diet Plan

Keeping Your Weight Loss Permanent

Losing weight is a sometimes daunting task but when successful it is a cause for great pride. Keeping the weight off is also a hard job but with some key guidelines to help it is possible to keep the weight off and enjoy yourself at the same time.

How You Eat

First, it is important that in your original plan you accomplished the loss in a healthy way with a good variety of healthy foods and exercises that fit your lifestyle and attitude. This is important because to maintain your new healthy lifestyle you will need to permanently incorporate your new eating habits and exercise regime. Variety and things that suit your pace of life is the best way to stay the course with your new healthy lifestyle.

A Healthy Attitude

You need to reinforce a positive mindset in your new habits for eating and exercising. Making sure you keep with your new routine is important and keeping an upbeat view about your new habits is vital. Luckily the nutritious food and exercise will actually help in making you physically and mentally feel better and keep an optimistic outlook.

Exercise

Exercise is a crucial step in maintaining your new lifestyle. There is a huge variety of exercises and styles of workouts. You have no excuse in not finding something to suit your schedule and temperament. It’s important to remember that while you can take off weight with just wholesome and nutritious eating habits adding a cardio and weight-lifting program greatly increases your chances of losing more weight and maintaining it over time.

Motivation and Support

Sharing your goals with some friends or your family can be a good motivator and an additional help in staying the course for a healthier you. Even better include them in your new weight loss arrangement, it’s an excellent way to keep up your enthusiasm and attitude.

Carefully Choose Your Weight Loss Plan

Remember to choose carefully in your weight loss ideas and plans as well as the people you let on to your intentions. You do not want any negative thoughts or feelings to hamper your goals. Losing weight can be fun and interesting if you approach it with a positive attitude. Learning about new foods and workout styles can be quite enjoyable. Learning to cook, meet new people and travel to new and different areas can all be part of your new improved life. Approaching weight loss with a fun and yet practical outlook can be extremely rewarding and life-changing.

The Purpose of Eating Healthy Foods

Health is definitely in the hands of each individual. It is the kind of lifestyle that one leads that determines the health of a person and the rest of it is fate. To maintain a perfect and healthy body one should inculcate good eating habits from young. It is best to choose healthy foods to eat rather than junk food that destroys the body’s immune system.

Healthy foods can maintain a perfect immune system in the body thus avoiding common flu and colds and any other viral infections that may affect the body. If the body’s immune system functions perfectly well it would fight illnesses as they occur keeping you healthy always.

Everyone wants to live a long life and enjoy it to the best and not stay put to the bed or the wheel chair. To obtain this longevity and mobility in life good health is very important. Good health can be maintained by eating healthy foods like vegetables, dairy products and proteins in a well balanced diet. Minerals and vitamins are an essential part for the growth and well being of the body. Foods rich in fiber keep the bowels feeling light by avoiding constipation and thus avoiding harmful bacteria from entering the intestines.

Energy is provided by eating healthy foods. Most people are of the opinion that sugar gives energy, but this is a wrong notion as energy got from sugar is short lived and may land you with severe levels of blood sugar if taken in excess. Foods rich in protein like eggs in any form, pasta, protein shakes, cheese, macaroni or spaghetti can be the choice for dinner or even lunch. These foods are very tasty and they also boost the energy of the body.

Weight loss is a major concern today with the rise of obesity in kids and adults alike. To stay healthy and away from obesity weight loss programs are essential, but if you are lucky enough to be far away from obesity then you should be careful not to enter that stage of life. Healthy foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products that are low in fat, nutritional grain and cereals should be the top priority in your balanced diet plans. Junk foods should be totally wiped off the menu chart.

If healthy foods are eaten with these purposes in mind then there is absolutely nothing that can stop you feeling healthy and light. Everyone is born in this world to live and be happy, so let’s take the challenge and eat healthy foods to be healthy and live.

How to Plan a Healthy Diet

When planning a healthy diet, think about small steps that can help you change your diet. Then commit yourself towards these steps and gradually you will find yourself taking a healthy diet even without noticing.

Choose Your Diet

When choosing a diet, identify a variety of foods that make up a balanced diet. The food recipes you choose should be foods that you love. These will ensure you are not bored and that you don’t give up on your healthy diet plan. The major factor that discourage people and make them quit is taking foods they don’t like.

Start simple and slowly make your diet healthier day by day. Make sure to use fresh ingredients in all your food preparations. Fresh food stuff has more nutrients than preserved or processed foods.

Change Your Eating Habits Gradually

Change of eating habits must be a step by step process. People who try changing their diet overnight end up giving up. A diet change requires that you make small manageable changes bit by bit. Start by adding small portions of the ‘new foods’ to your usual diet. For example you can switch from cooking with solid fat to cooking with liquid oil- like olive oil.

These small changes on your diet will at the end become a habit. When you make a habit of adding more and more healthy foods to your daily diet, you will soon be taking a healthy diet.

Every Diet Change Matters

The goal of planning a healthy diet is to look good, have added energy and minimize your risk of getting diseases.

This does not mean you must be perfect. It also doesn’t mean you get rid of the normal foods you love. What counts is every portion of food that you add into your common foods. Whenever you add some healthy food into your diet, be sure that you are making progress.

Developing Healthy Eating Habits

You can learn healthy eating habits just like you learn to do other things in life.

Do not think of food as something you just pick on the store or on your way home. A healthy eating habit begins with choosing valuable foods that adds up to a balanced diet.

Then nurture your eating habits gradually;

Enjoy chewing your foods: Do not be in a hurry to swallow your food. Take time and feel the flavor of your food and its texture as well. Chew every bit of food that gets to your mouth. These will cause you to enjoy eating your food and also help you avoid mindless overeating.

Eat together with other people: This has both emotional and social benefit to your health. You will find it enjoyable when you eat while others are eating. This also encourages you to eat enough, especially when eating foods that you are not used to.

If you eat while watching TV or working on your computer, you will end up overeating.

Start Getting Healthy Nutrition Series Part 4: Aspartame

In The Start Getting Healthy Nutrition Series we looked at the dangers of sugar and how this substance has caused a massive change in our health and well-being.

People will always have a sweet tooth and I understand that. The problem is instead of reaching for that sugar based drink sugar-free alternatives become the choice.

You may want to reconsider grabbing that Diet soft drink thinking that something that has zero calories will not impact your health in a negative way.

ASPARTAME: THE MOST WELL KNOWN ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER

Aspartame is going to be the most recognized artificial sweetener but artificial sweeteners exist as many brands and varieties including

NutraSweet
Equal
Sweet N’ Low
Sweet Twin
Sugar Twin
Splenda
Sunnet
Sweet One

So what does an artificial sweetener do in the body? In the case of Aspartame it is made up of ingredients that include methanol that converts to formaldehyde in the body which has been linked to retinal damage and birth defects. The combination of these ingredients act as ‘ exsisotoxin ‘ in the body and can cause potential nerve damage in the brain and can be connected to long term illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, brain lesions, Parkinson’s disease and dementia.

Simply put an artificial sweetener is a chemical creation unrecognized by the body and capable of creating some concerning issues.

DIET DRINK AND WEIGHT LOSS

Clearly the main reason behind and product or drink with the word “diet” in the name is looked at as a partner to weight loss. You will be surprised to find out how these chemical sweeteners can actually compromise your weight loss pursuits.

When your body consumes an artificial sweetener the sweet taste signals that some amount of calories are on the way. When these calories are not received the body then starts to crave what it feels it was teased with. This can lead to carbohydrate and sugar cravings which can cause havoc in a person’s weight loss pursuits.

Also in conjunction with that artificial sweeteners have addictive properties and lead to a person craving another diet drink not long after already consuming one. Put all this together and you have a vicious cycle of addiction and cravings that go round and round and round.

CHEMICAL SWEETENERS ALL AROUND US

As of 2014 Aspartame can be found in over 6000 products. What is concerning is that amount of products where chemical sweeteners are not even disclosed. Traces are even being found in some milk products

This should make it more clear than ever to focus on eating real foods. You will not find aspartame in carrots. Nor will you find any artificial sweeteners in a big bunch of spinach.

Stick to the foods that do not need anything added in to them and start to get a better grasp on your health.

The last of Healthy Eating Series will focus not as much on a specific food but something that can cause just as much damage to our health if not properly managed: Stress