What to eat to lose weight

what to eat to lose weight

What to eat to lose weight & it’s good news!

I want to talk about what to eat to lose weight and it’s good news. Especially if you’ve been on all the diets and been to all the slimming clubs over the years.

You can watch the video I made on this below or keep scrolling to read the full blog.

I have good news for you, because you can eat whatever you like. I promise you there is no need to cut out any of the food that you love. Also there’s no need to force yourself to eat food that you hate either. So if you don’t like sprouts or lettuce you don’t need to eat those things! If you love chocolate and cake you can absolutely eat all of those things as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Healthy eating is about the overall balance.

It’s not about the individual foods, it’s all about the overall balance of everything you eat and drink. You don’t have to miss out on anything. If somebody decides to phone for pizza in the office, you can join in. Somebody brings doughnuts to the team meeting, it’s 100% okay to have one if you want one.

If you’re trying to eat healthier or you’re trying to lose weight, I’ve got three things I want you to have a think about when it comes to what to eat.

1. Aim to eat a variety of foods

Eating healthily is about the overall balance, so try to eat a variety of different foods. Cos if you’re eating a variety of different foods then you’re more likely to be giving your body all the nutrients it needs. Then you’re more likely to feel satisfied after meals, so you’re less likely to snack and pick between meals. You’re also less likely to have those cravings as well, as cravings are usually a sign that you’re missing out something. For example if you crave fatty, sugary, snacky foods then it’s likely you could do with making sure you include starchy carbohydrates at each meal to give yourself a steady stream of energy.

Don’t stress about getting the overall balance just right though. Try to focus on the individual meals and make sure that you’re having a variety of different foods from the different food groups. Then you’re more likely to be giving your body what it needs. If you’re not sure where to start with this then check out my free guide to help you put together balanced meals. Make it easy for yourself by starting with well balanced meals and then the rest just slots into place. Have a look at what I recommend in the guide, see what stands out to you – what change could you make to your normal habits?

Meals out and takeaways CAN be part of a healthy balanced diet – yay!

2. Forget trying to eat perfectly all the time

I see this all the time – what makes you slip up is thinking you have to eat perfectly all the time. You really don’t, it’s what you do most of the time. It’s about your day-to-day habits, what you do about 80% of the time. One day won’t make a big difference in the bigger picture. Stop exhausting yourself looking for this perfect diet plan or telling yourself you’ve gotta get it right and eat right or you’ve failed. That is not helping you coz perfection doesn’t exist and it’s not necessary when it comes to healthy eating.

That one day of eating doughnuts all day and not exercising won’t ruin everything, it all depends on what you do the rest of the week.

3. Just tweak it.

So you know you need to make some changes to eat better, but don’t try to change it all. Just tweak things a little. Be honest with yourself about what your normal eating habits are like, so then you know what needs to change. To get clear on what you might need to change, you could try keeping a record of what you’re doing to look back and review things. But don’t think you’ve gotta change everything. Just look for the first step, what’s the one thing that you could change that would make the biggest difference?

A little adjustment here and there can make all the difference, as it adds up in the long term. Maybe it’s that you need to start having breakfast. Or maybe you need to try to have more fruit & veg at each meal. Maybe you need to make sure you’re having well balanced meals like I describe in my guide. Have a look at the guide and see what you think you could do differently. Maybe it’s that you need to plan your meals each week to help you get proper balanced meals and then everything else just slots into place.

What’s the one thing, the first step that you could take that would make the biggest difference?

  1. Eating healthy is about the overall balance & getting a variety of different foods
  2. There’s no need to be perfect, you don’t need to get it right 100% of the time
  3. Don’t change it all, just tweak things – make little changes to your normal habits.

Then remember, if it doesn’t go to plan – you’ve got a tweak you’re trying to focus on, a habit you’re trying to build, but it all slips – you haven’t failed! Instead of giving up, think about why it’s not worked and what could you do to help yourself to get back on track?

Ditch dieting forever, because you deserve better.

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My Weekly Round-up! AKA; what I’ve been up to recently…

  • Still no tea of the week thanks to pregnancy! It’s a good job that those Vanilla Earl Grey teabags should keep for a while! I’d treated myself to a bulk load of them coz I can only get them online…
  • Now school’s back, I’ve been getting back into my routine of walking and doing a spot of yoga. It’s making all the difference, but I still need to be careful not to sit for too long as my back, hips and legs start to seize up! So I’ve been trying to do little bits of yoga more frequently during the day rather than just once.
  • I’ve not finished the next book yet for my reading challenge ’23 New Books in 2023′, but I’m almost there and it’s been a good one… will share about it next week. Likewise we haven’t been for another walk for our family challenge ’23 Walks in 2023′, but I’m sure we’ll do another this weekend.
  • Bird Nerd Report: I’ve seen loads of woodpeckers this week, as well as heard them doing more hammering in the trees – love it! I also saw a black cap for the first time in ages and a really cute goldcrest, who didn’t care that I stood watching it as it flitted around in the tree right by me. There’s also been loads of goldfinches, greenfinches and a few chaffinches around – I think spring’s in the air!

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