Gaining or losing weight is totally the choice of the individual involved. Some think its time to loss weight, while some think its time to gain weight and to the remaining lot they are just fine. Either ways, everybody has a unique body and should be confident about it.
Have you ever wondered why weight gain is so easy especially after attaining a certain age? Its because the human body is way too efficient. So for weight loss to occur, you have to plan a diet to curb the efficiency of the body regarding weight gain.
Weight loss diets restricts the intake of specific foods to reduce body fats. The reason diets tends not to last a long time is because they are not sustainable. Once a person loses weight, the person goes back to the previous food routine they followed. For consistent weight, you need to stick to a sustainable diet and if possible an exercise plan.
Tips for weight loss
First, learn self discipline. Don’t just gulp down everything that comes your way.
Per day, you should consume fewer calories than your body needs. Drink elimination helps too. Drink more of water instead of cola, alcohol and juice.
Avoid all foods that contain lots of sugar especially white sugar, its high in calories. Avoid cakes, ice cream, cookies, candies, etc.
Eliminate big sized meals, quit eating between meals and avoid junk food. Substitute snacks with vegetables and watery fruits like pineapple, oranges, watermelon, etc because they help you add little or no weight.
Run from all fried foods – fries, fried chicken, etc.
If possible, keep track of your diet. This will help curtail your excessive eating.
Drink six cups of water or more a day.
Consume more foods with vitamins especially green foods and avoid starchy foods.
Abstain from fat & oil.
Mainly eat whole grain foods.
Make use of skimmed milk.
Take your time eating, don’t rush. But its not advisable to eat while watching TV or operating a device, e.g phone, laptop, this makes you lose concentration and you end up eating more. Eat consciously.
More weight loss tips
Use smaller plates.
Eat more seafood.
Eat more fiber.
Drink water, especially before meals.
Drink coffee, preferably black but do not add stuffs containing calories.
Take green tea.
Get good sleep.
Eat more protein.
People should understand that gaining weight is different from getting fat. Some people might just be too thin and would want to gain weight a little. Gaining weight is fine, but let it be healthy.
How to gain weight
Don’t drink water before meals, this can fill your stomach and make it harder to get in enough calories.
Consume foods with calories, so that you can get more calories than your body needs.
Eat more often.
Drinking whole milk helps weight gain.
Use bigger plates.
Add enough cream to your coffee.
Get quality sleep.
Eat at intervals; At most 4 hours apart.
Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and meats.
Foods to gain weight
- Whole wheat bread
- Soy milk
- Soy beans
- Lean red meat
- Full cream milk
- Lentils, beans and other foods containing protein
For Fat & Oil:
- Peanut butter
- Healthy fats & oils
- Fruit juice
- Tropical fruits
- Dark chocolates
- Healthy desserts