1. Don’t skip meals
Skipping meals is never going to help you in weight loss. In fact, it will make you starve and you will end up eating something unhealthy that will further hamper your weight loss diet.
2. Eat more frequently
Have small meals frequently and regularly. The aim is to never let yourself be hungry. Be it having healthy snacks or fruits, try to eat more frequently.
3. Have home-made foods
Cook food at home so that you can be more attentive towards the ingredients and find healthy alternatives to cooking. For example, you can use lesser oil or bake the chicken instead of frying.
4. Increase the stock of healthy foods
Always make sure that you have enough healthy foods in store so that whenever your hunger pangs strike, you eat something healthy instead of the stored pastries or the pizza leftovers.
5. Add all the food groups into your diet plan
Whenever you are planning a meal make sure you have included all the important food groups like Proteins, Vitamins, Carbohydrates and Good fat. The goal is to follow a balanced diet.
6. Choose smaller plates and bowls
This really works. This has to do with the psychology. According to a new research published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, decreasing the plate sizes can help in reducing the amount of food consumed. Hence a smart and easy trick to eat lesser and lose weight.
7. Don’t go to parties with an empty stomach
Heading towards a party? Eat something healthy and then go. This will let you be half-filled and hence you will gorge the party food lesser. This can help you have fewer alcoholic drinks too.
3 Weight Loss Thumb rules for party Hoppers
a) Don’t skip meals before part, you will end up eating more
b) To survive dehydration due to alcohols, keep yourself hydrated throughout the day and even in between your drinks
c) Prepare your body for the party by eating fresh and raw fruits throughout the day
8. Limit the usage of sugar and salt
Ditch the salt shaker and those additional spoons of sugar for your tea. Both sugar and salt should be taken in moderation. While excess sugar may affect blood sugar levels, excess salt may cause water retention and these contribute to weight gain.
9. Eat more fruits & vegetables
In order to make your meals more filling, you can add fruits and veggies to them. This is a way to twist your dishes in the most healthy manner.
10. Avoid zero carb/restricted diet plans
Don’t fall into the traps of restricted diet plans such as zero carb diet. Our body needs nutrients from each of the food groups. So cutting any of them out will only stop us from enjoying their benefits.