Foods containing lots of fibre can help keep you to feel full, which is perfect for losing weight. Fibre is only found in food from plants, such as fruit and veg, oats, wholegrain bread, brown rice and pasta, and beans, peas and lentils.
I believe in a different approach, and that’s having a strategic blueprint to follow that allows you to SLOWLY adapt your diet in specific ways so that your body adjusts comfortably to a new lifestyle.
For the last six weeks I’ve been challenging and significantly reducing my portions. I’ve not been weighing and counting calories, nor have I changed what I eat. I’ve simply been eating a lot less. For example, where I’d have had three serving spoons of soup or bean’-less chilli, I now have two – and I don’t have seconds. Where I’d have had three rashers of bacon and two eggs, I now have two rashers of bacon and one egg. When I Intermittently Fast, I’m careful not to expand the size of my first post-fast meal to compensate.
I’ve contemplated on doing calorie count and paleo in the past. It’s just that I can’t be that productive at work if I’m too hungry starving myself whenever I strictly count the food that I eat. I realized that it could lead to some serious problem, if not my GI, then it has to be my job..lol.. Paleo sounds a good choice as you portion size every meal. But for those who eats small frequent meals with nutritionally dense food , say 5 meals a day, I think is unlikely to give you good results. I have these irritating hunger pangs, that’s why these two won’t work for me. So I made some research on how to control myself and lead me into taking an appetite suppressant. I asked a physician about it first, it’s imperative. I’m now using Liproxenol and I’m actually somehow doing just fine with it. I’ve managed my eating habit which is a good sign for me.
Like apples, pears are a great source of antioxidants and fiber (just one contains 15% of your daily recommended amount). According to one study, women who ate three pears a day consumed fewer overall calories and lost more weight than those who did not.
Rawpixel.com/ShutterstockDo you eat healthfully at home but get distracted from your weight-loss goal by delicious food at parties? Try this simple trick from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab the next time you go out: Browse all the available food first before taking a bite. Just the act of looking at the food will help you slow down and allow you to prioritize which ones you enjoy the most and which ones you don’t like as much. Planning out your meal will help you eat more mindfully.
This is week for me on the plan.. with a few minor cheats along the way. I am taking 70% less of my pain meds for arthritis, feel more energy and mental focus.. and losing a pound a week.. slow and steady. This plan is a keeper for me.
WAYHOME studio/ShutterstockTaste, smell, and sight are all considered hugely important when it comes to eating, but another sense could be making a difference in whether or not you overeat, according to a study done by Brigham Young University. “Sound is typically labeled as the forgotten food sense,” explained Ryan Elder, PhD, an assistant professor of marketing at BYU’s Marriott School of Management and co-author of the paper. “When you mask the sound of consumption, like when you watch TV while eating, you take away one of those senses, and it may cause you to eat more than you would normally. The effects many not seem huge but over the course of a week, month, or year, it could really add up.” His advice? Turn off the TV, radio, music, and other noise, and focus on the melodic tones of crunching, slurping, and satisfied sighs.
So start with good information: you need to know how many calories you should eat each day for your individual level of activity, and then you’ll need to find ways to stay within your limits. To lose weight, you must use up more calories than you take in. One pound is approximately 3,500 calories. To successfully and healthfully lose weight—and keep it off—most people need to subtract about 500 calories per day from their diet to lose about 1 pound per week.
Roasted Butternut Squash and Onions – Let’s add a bit more fiber to dinner with these delicious roasted squash and onions. Butternut squash shows up a lot in Paleo cooking because it is so versatile. It can be used to replace the thick noodles in a lasagna, or julienned to make French fries. There’s just so much you can do that it’s a good idea to keep yourself stocked with it.
Nicole – Do you mean the detox headaches? Give it a few weeks, and after that if you still have them you’ll want to consider the idea that you may have a sensitivity to one or more of the new foods you introduced on Paleo (you’re probably eating more coconut and nuts, for example).