Winter months are when most of us put on those extra pounds. With all the comfort eating we do in the winter it is no surprise that those extra pounds start piling on us. But it doesn’t need to be this way, with just a few simple changes in your eating habits can make a big difference to your weight loss. By having good eating habits not only will you achieve a quick healthy weight loss, but you will also feel better within yourself too.
Apply some of these following good eating habits to achieve a new healthier you. Even a few small changes can help you lose weight and keep it off.
1.Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is so important for weight loss. Start off the day with a glass of warm water. Drink it plain or add a bit of lemon juice to it. Try to have six to eight glasses a day. It may help to plan out when you will drink your water, especially in the winter when we do not feel like drinking much. Drink a glass of water about 15 to 30 minutes before your meal, this will help you feel more full and so your intake of calories will be lesser, which can make a significant difference to weight loss.
2. Increase Your Protein Intake
Getting plenty of protein will help you feel fuller and help with your hunger pangs. Try and eat protein with each meal. Breakfast is important, make sure you don’t miss this. You could have eggs for breakfast, lean meat like chicken or fish for lunch and lentils for dinner. If you feel hungry between meals, keep plenty of protein snacks like nuts to snack on.
3. Eat Smaller Portions By Using Smaller Plates
Portion size is so important for weight loss. By using smaller plates we can control our portion size too. On a small plate, our portions will look bigger, this will make us satisfied with less food.
4. Cut Carbs Out
By cutting carbohydrates out of our food intake will make a drastic impact on your weight loss. The key to this is to do it gradually. Watch out for foods like sauces, ketchup and low-fat foods.
5. Snack On Fruit And Vegs
You will probably have read this so many times and made intentions to as well, but always find it hard to stick to. Keep fruit out on your kitchen top where it can be seen and ready to eat. Hiding it at the bottom of the fridge will not help. Cut up carrots, cucumbers and pack into small bags ready to eat on the go.
6. Keep A Food Diary
Keep a track of what you eat. This can help boost your weight loss and let yourself be accountable. If you write down everything you eat, it will give you an idea of exactly what you are consuming and how much calories you are taking in. This information can help you make better choices. Use an app to monitor your food intake or simply use a pen and paper.
Losing weight is not easy, but even a few small changes can help you to achieve your ideal weight. For best results combine these tips along with a healthy lifestyle.