Tips To Help You Lose Weight!
Tips To Help You Lose Weight!
If you’re having trouble with weight loss , then you’ll be happy to read these tips to help you lose weight. A big part of eating for fat loss is keeping your metabolism going all day long. This can be done bye eating small, sensible meals and snacks throughout the day. In theory, this is simple and easy right? Just eat a little something every 2-3 hours throughout the day and you’ll lose. Unfortunately very few people do it right, resulting in frustrating weight gain.
The content of your snacks and small meals is of utmost importance. If you’re eating the wrong thing every 2-3 hours then it’s easy to gain weight quickly. Completely the opposite of what you want, which is to drop fat and clothes sizes. Let’s jump into the 3 essential snacking tips that I have for you today to help you lose weight.
Tip#1: Watch out for added sugar.
Sugar is the biggest problem when it comes to fattening snacks, and so this needs to be the number one nutrient that you check. Your frequent snacks should contain very little, or zero, added sugars. This is a pet peeve that I have: many ‘health’ foods have massive amounts of added sugars, which will destroy your results.
Items like protein bars, jerky, dried fruit, green juice, and trail mix often have added sugars and preservatives that you need to watch out for and avoid. Your snacks should have little to zero added sugars, and should be a nice blend of protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates.
Tip#2: Check the serving size.
When your snack comes in a package, and after you make sure that it isn’t filled with sugar, check the serving size. It’s a popular technique for food manufacturers to give the nutritional facts for 2 or even 2.5 servings, on an item that you will likely polish off the entire package.
If the servings are more than just one then you’ll need to do some quick math. Calculate the total calories, sugar, carbs, fat and protein. Make sure that the numbers line up with your target nutrition sums. And always be aware of how many servings you are eating in a single sitting. Do the math if you’re eating more than one serving – be honest with yourself!
Tip#3: Homemade and made-in-nature are best.
As convenient as packaged health snacks are, you will always see better results by eating whole foods found in nature. Or even better yet, snacks that you’ve made at home with real food ingredients. Even the healthiest protein bar from the store is going to contain preservatives and additives that are hard for the body to digest.
A handful of raw nuts, a piece of fruit with fresh nut butter, or a hard boiled egg are all better options than any packaged snack. When possible, stick with whole foods found in nature and snacks and meals that you make at home.
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