If you are someone who is looking to lose weight but has limited mobility, there is a way to shed those unwanted pounds. Eating right is a key component to maintain a healthy weight as well as a healthy lifestyle. It is recommended that we eat five times a day to fight hunger and to keep a high metabolism.
Within each meal, protein should be included and sugar intake should be limited. Also, monitor carbohydrates. Even though carbohydrates are a source of energy, consuming too much will form into sugar which then forms into fat. For meals later in the day, an afternoon snack and dinner, protein and vegetables are key ingredients.
Portion control is also vital to losing weight. Over-eating is easy to do as we sometimes do not know when we are full. On the other hand, measuring food can be a hassle, especially if you do not have the time to do so. Pre-packaged foods are portion-size, but contain other preservatives, including sodium, that can be keep weight on. Sugar- free products contain sugar alcohol, which is not much better than sugar itself.
Listed below is a sample of five meals that can work to remove excess weight; however, always check with your physican before starting any weight loss plan.
Meal 1: Protein and a carbohydrate (For example, 200g of egg whites and 25g of oatmeal)
Meal 2: Protein, carbohydrate, vegetable (Such as: Roasted Turkey on two slices of low-fat or wheat bread with celery sticks)
Meal 3: Protein, Carbohydrate and vegetable (Such as: Chicken with brown rice and asparagus)
Meal 4: A salad: Romaine or spinach lettuce with chicken or shrimp and a fat-free dressing
Meal 5: Protein and vegetables (Such as: 100g of beef or chicken with broccoli and a salad)
After the first two weeks, you will start to notice pounds are starting to shed. This is a whole new way of eating, but it does work. Fad diets do not work, as a lot of the time the pounds come off but then go back on. It is ok to eat what you want once a week, but not until after the first two weeks. This is because during the first two weeks, you are getting your metabolism to rise. Once you adjust yourself to this new way of eating, and you lost the weight you wanted to, you will then be aware what to eat and at what times of the day to eat certain items of food. You’ll also realize that some of the foods that you ate before you do not need. It takes a lot of willpower, but again it works.