Fresh Food Ideas To Help You Lose Weight
The chances are you are looking at restricting your food consumption to lose weight.
What would you do say if i told you that you didn't need to restrict a thing you ate to lose weight?
You would bite my arm off (lol)
Well you don’t have to do that but what you do have to do is read this ASAP
I get it, you’ve tired all the diets etc and nothing seems to work for you in the long term.
You may lose a little weight whilst on your “diet”.
The reality is when you stop your diet you bounce back to your previous weight or worse yet you put more weight on.
No doubt this makes you disheartened and wanting to reach for the tub of ice cream to drown your sorrows.
Many of my clients have gone through the same stress…
Yet, when they started to cook more food at home not only did the start to understand what they were eating they were also able to sustain their efforts long after too.
The secret is to set yourself up for success.
A key part of their success was making sure they had a variety of new and healthy dinner recipes to choose from and spice things up.
The stress of knowing what to eat can be hard. Especially when trying to find nutritious recipes that actually satiating and flavorful.
Whilst still helping you stay in a calorie deficit to meet your weight loss goals.
Luckily for you i’ve got a few tips for you as well as 90+ healthy dinner recipes for weight loss.
You can repeat every 90 days and never get bored of what you eat again.
First thing first. Your healthy eating tips.
How many calories per meal do you need to lose weight
Well, I'll be honest it really all depends...
Ok that's a bit of a dodge to the question i know but the reality is that everyone is different.
As a very general rule of thumb:
Take your goal body weight in lbs and multiply it by 12 you will get a calorie target to aim for. i.e. 180 lbs x 12 = 2160 kcals per day.
This is a guestimation.
If you lose weight after 2 weeks then keep it where it's at.
If you don't lose weight it either means that calorie target is not right for you or there other factors that needs addressed.
These could be sleep, daily activity levels, stress management or hydration.
If we base this example on the number above it would suggest that you could eat roughly 500 kcals per meal on average.
You would therefore have another 660 kcals to split on snacks or bigger meals.
how your meal looks is up to you yet, i would look at adding some extra protein or whole grains to bulk out your meals.
By ensuring there is a lean source of protein (such as chicken, fish, legumes, tofu, meat, or eggs) it will help keep you fuller for longer.
Thus reducing the tendency to snack. and aim at least for 2-3 serves of vegetables.
Bonus Tip: Add a salad of extra greens (such as rocket, spinach, lettuce), cherry tomatoes and chopped cucumber if necessary to boost the veg content for negligible calories.
Do you need to exercise to lose weight?
While the number of calories you eat for weight loss is very important.
Also, increasing your physical activity and exercise will benefit you too and help you reach your goal quicker.
This is especially true if you tend to be sedentary and sit all day at work.
Incidental exercise such as taking the stairs instead of the lift, or parking a street away from where you need to go, does all add up.
This is what I mean when i say increase your daily activity levels.
It's important to include resistance training or muscle-strengthening activities on at least two days of the week too.
This will help give you the look you are after.
When you lose weight and you do muscle strengthening activities you will leave that toned, athletic look you are after.
Remember, those who look good in yoga pants don't always do yoga
Now for the Fresh Food Ideas.
Here are a few examples of some super tasty fresh food ideas to help you lose weight.
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