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Y OU JUST HAVE TO KNOW WHAT AND HOW TO EAT FOR WEIGHT LOSS, so that you can continue losing weight without starving yourself. Otherwise, you decrease your likelihood of success in your weight loss program.
What to Eat for Weight Loss
Eating is an important component of your weight loss program. We do not advocate depriving yourself of food in order to lose weight. We encourage you to eat, for eating is the most important foundation of health.
Never sacrifice your health in exchange for loss of unwanted pounds. Precisely, the main reason for weight loss is to be healthy.
Many embark on a weight loss program with the aim in mind of looking attractive. Without health, however, even ideal weight would fail to make them look attractive. For, attractiveness is one offshoot of health.
Eating is not the culprit for your excessive weight. It is the kind of food you eat that is. So, you need to know what foods to eat and what foods not to eat.
It would do injustice to the importance eating in a weight loss program, if this subject is merely given cursory treatment in a short article as this. Information about what and what not to eat deserves a lengthy discussion that is best presented as a more detailed exposition.
In this connection, you can obtain such information from an ebook, entitled Losing Weight without Starving Yourself. Fortunately, you can download this for FREE from the link after this article.
Knowing what and what not to eat is only one aspect of your weight loss eating program. The other is learning how to eat for weight loss.
How to Eat for Weight Loss
Here are practical tips and suggestions on how to eat for weight loss the right way:
- When eating, take your time.
- While eating, do nothing but eat.
- Create some form of inconvenience in obtaining more food.
- The moment you feel full, stop eating.
- Keep food out of view at all times outside meals.
- Be resolute, as you put new eating habits into practice.
- Fret not, if you fail from time to time.
Your meal should last for at least ten minutes. It takes ten minutes for the brain to recognize that you are satiated. This means, therefore, that if you eat fast, you will ingest more food than you need, before the brain makes this realization. By that time, it shall have been too late.
Do not bring your food somewhere else, where you will be tempted to do other things at the same time, like watch TV or work at the computer. If you do, you subject yourself to the risk of losing track of the amount of food you are taking, and end up eating more than you need. So, take your meal on the dining table only.
Clearing the meal table of serving dishes and leaving them on the counter, instead, results in the inconvenience of standing up and leaving the meal table to refill your plate with more food. This inconvenience may lead you to wonder whether you really need more food and it is worth the bother to obtain it from a distance.
You do not have to finish the food that remains on your plate out of a sense of waste or of politeness to your dinner host. This will only result in overeating. So, to avoid this situation, place only as much as you think you can consume to satisfy yourself.
For this purpose, it is best to keep them inside the refrigerator or cupboard. Otherwise, you may be tempted to eat, even if you are not hungry. Again, imposing on self the inconvenience of taking some extra effort to obtain these foods will be helpful.
The change in your eating habits may initially seem an arduous task, and may cause you to fall into lapses every now and then. If you are new to this weight loss program, this is normal and expected. Take care not to let discouragement set in.
Failure is a temporary setback, brought about by inexperience. Under this situation, expect lapses to occur every now and then. If you cannot accept this reality, you may abandon your new diet plan out of frustration, and revert to your old eating habits.
Remember that you did not develop your damaging eating habits overnight. So, it will take some time for you to replace it with more healthful ones. Be patient and self-forgiving.
There is no need to be guilty or regretful. Every time you fall, rise up and start all over again. Each succeeding attempt makes it easier to do it with less and less failures. If you stop, you will never succeed.
The foregoing tips and tricks may not in themselves cause you to lose weight, but they will help curb your tendency to overeat. If you faithfully follow these techniques on how to eat for weight loss, you will in due time be losing weight without starving yourself.