Here's what you know about your weight gain, though maybe don't realize ...
Over the years you developed good and bad habits that are directly connected to your health. Good habits such as bathing, brushing your teeth and other hygiene rituals came with very little resistance as they were EXPECTATIONS of you throughout childhood. The same goes for UNDERSTANDING that vegetables, fruits and other healthy foods were what you should eat as part of a heathy diet, and so on for proper sleep, relationship and behavioral habits. The problem is that CHALLENGES in these areas were carried over to adulthood. NECESSARY expectations were not placed on every health habit as you were developing; maybe because you didn't care care for certain ones (like eating green vegetables or going outside to play) or you had certain issues that prohibited the development of various health habits. Another reason is that some of these healthy habits were not requred of you because your mentor(s) did not find them as important (your mother or father did not like certain foods or drinks, therefore did not serve them) or because YOU CHOSE not to retain the instructed habits over time (distaste, rebellion, laziness, fear, etc.).
This contributes to why you have gained weight and / or become unhealthy!
You have to go back to basics in order to lose weight, strengthen your health and keep the pounds off for good. Yes, Skinny Fiber does help with avoding some of the annoying things about losing weight like toxins that cause resistance and having to to live off shakes or crash diets, but you still have to do your part. Here are some tips for re-establishing good habits that will help you lose weight and keep it off for good!
How To Lose Weight For Good
Drink Water First Thing In The Morning
You might wake up in the morning feeling hungry and wanting breakfast. This is normal since you haven't eaten anything all night, but before you make a big breakfast, make sure you drink a glass or two of water. Drinking water will re-hydrate and make you feel a little less hungry. You're not drinking water in order to skip breakfast, but to give your body what it really needs first. After you drink water you can enjoy a healthy breakfast.
Choosing The Right Diet, Best Foods, Shopping, Etc.
One part of committing to a healthy lifestyle is committing to a eating healthier. As much as I would want to suggest one way of eating over another (low carb, low fat, low calorie, vegan, etc), you have to choose which is best for you, BUT being consistent is the key. You can't switch back and forth; you need to commit to that particular healthy lifestyle change. Buying the right foods and portion control are two good food habits that relate to everyone regardless of the style of eating that works best for our bodies. Learning to eat for nutrition and fuel is one of the keys!
If watching calories and eating low-fat is a better eating habit for your weight loss, then choose low calorie / low fat versions of food when shopping. This does not include all of the packaged foods that say "Low Fat" on them because you want to keep the pre-packaged, processed foods, to a limit as much as you can. Eating a diet high in fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, lean meats, gluten free / sprouted gains are best for you. On the oher hand, there are certain foods you just have to have as not to deny yourself too much and ruin your progress. These should be the "Low Fat" labeled foods you do buy; like low fat string cheese, keifer. certain frozen foods, etc. This is an easy change to make to your diet, but it's important to remember that when you do buy the low-fat versions of anything that you can't eat more than a portion. If you eat double because it's low-fat, you're really not saving yourself any fat and calories.
Same for if you eat low carb or even raw food vegan diets. TOO MUCH meat and cheese (low carb diet) or too many avocados, bnanas and nuts (raw food) can hinder weight loss for sure! Portion control is one of the most important habits to help you lose weight and keep it off; calories involved included.
Calories & Portion Control The Easy Way
Portions, snacks and meals are always going to be a big part of your healthy lifestyle. If you want to continue to eat what you like while losing weight and keeping it off for good, then you better learn not only how to eat propery for your body, but also how to portion food, so that you don't continue to weigh, look and feel like you do right now. Believe it or not, this applies for both bad and healthy foods you eat, too!!! Sometimes, you are in situations where the healthiest options are not available, so knowing what is the right amount of "this" or "that" is really important for weight management.
SKINNY FIBER can help you bypass the complications of portion control by helping you to eat less. Learning to STOP eating is the part you have to focus on with it, but the product helps.
This starts with knowing how to eat for your body, but following specified portions on any packaged foods and also having a better understanding of calories as well as what is considered low fat for basic diets, points for Weight Watchers Diet, carbs for Atkins Diet, which foods don't fit for Paleo, Vegan or Vegetarian Diets, etc., it all goes together.
A general goal of how many calories you want to eat is how much you want to weigh!
Want to weigh 130 pounds? Then eat 1300 calories a day. Want to weigh 130 pounds of muscle? Then exercise to build and burn fat, eat the proper diet for you, but make sure to retain at least 1300 calories regardless of all. Want to weight 150 pounds? Then eat 1500 calories a day. Want to be a slender 150 pounds? Exercise to burn the fat and work the muscles, eat lean amd green, ad make sure to retain the 1500 calories.
It sounds like a hassle and in the beginning might be, but once you see the results of portioning you will be happy you got started. Most people eat too much food. When you begin portioning, it will seem like very little food, but the truth is you will get used to it. The result of eating too much at meals is that your stomach stretches out. The good news is it can shrink back to normal size when you stop eating too much. You will begin to feel fuller when you're eating less.
Too much food is too much food regardless of what you eat, BUT too much of certain foods have far few reprocessions than eating CRAP. So, what you eat makes all the difference. You can binge on fresh greens with a veggie based salad dressing in comparison to a salad smothered with vegetable oil dressing, croutons, etc.
What if you're eating Atkins or other low carb diet where calorie counting ar not the norm!
Portion control is very important in these cases and it does not hurt to have a firm understanding of how many calories, too. Too many grams of carbs, too much meat and cheese, can make it hrder to get into or maintain ketosis; also now or later can hider weight loss. Too much meat has it's issues just as too much carbs; keeping glucose in control is important.
So, how what is calories and portion control the easy way?
Food planing helps keep calories and portion control on track. Whether you keep a food scale, calorie charts, follow labels, use a mobile app or online tracking site, special containers that serve to measure food portions for you ... DO IT and continue to until the proper calories and portios become second nature ... Keep up all that you've learned. Make what you can ahead of time and do exactly what you have planned for food each day. In the event that you are traveling, out and about, or unable to follow as closely as when you are in the comfort of your home, apply what you have learned in the social settings and you will be fine; eating lean and green can also help you avoid any confusion.
Drinks & Hydration Needs
Be picky about what you drink ...
While drinking fruit juice might seem like a good idea, it's actually a poor choice. Even 100% fruit juices can contain a lot of sugar, so they aren't something you want to drink often. If you want a glass of orange juice in the morning, make sure you drink a proper size glass. If you drink too much, you'll get too much sugar. If you drink soda, it's important to stop. Your best choice is to drink mostly water as it has no calories and it good for you. If you're bored with just plain water, you can add lemon and lime slices. Green tea is also a great choice. If you're a coffee drinker, make sure that you don't drink too many a day and re-hydrate with water often because caffeine is dehydrating.
Get Moving, Exercise AND Stay Active In Life!
YES, you should exercise NOT MATTER WHAT; even if your diet plan does not require it for weight loss. Exercise is a lifetime responsibility to help your brain, muscles, limbs, etc. As the years progress, the older you get, the more you will wish that you would have done certain things and working out is included. In addition to exercise, staying active in general is key to all. You may have heard an older person say that he or she keeps moving no matter what. If you want to be able to do that later, be the one who runs the errands, does the grunt work, etc., as well as exercise regularly.
Most Important Habit For Weight Loss / MaintenanceIt's important to establish healthy lifestyle habits to lose weight and keep it off for good. Everyone eats and drinks, so starting with what and how you eat and drink is the best place to begin. Yet, staying clear of fad diets, friends that sabatoge weight loss, establishing and maintaining healthy habits takes self-motivation. The very last annd most importat weight loss habit is to remain motivated, dedicated and positive. All is possible from within you. Finding that combined drive, retaining it and applying all of these tips provide you with the 6 habits that will help you lose weight and maintain weight loss.
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