Let’s get straight to the point. I’ll be sharing with you 3 nutritional tips to lose weight without dieting. I do not really believe in dieting. Don’t get me wrong, they work, but they only work usually for a certain period of time.
If you were to go on a liquid diet you will lose weight, but what you’re losing is not fat, it’s just water and muscle mass. At the end of your diet, will you be able to maintain a liquid diet for the rest of your life? The answer is no, and it’s not good for you as well.
Today I’ll be talking about ways to eat right. Everybody knows how to eat healthy. When we talk about healthy eating, first things that come to our mind are eating lean meat and having a lot of salads. But what about eating right? Because eating right is a key to losing weight. So below are 3 nutritional tips I would like you to follow in order to lose weight without dieting.
Best nutritional tips to lose weight
The thing you need to remember is that our blood sugar levels must be stabilized. If you balance your blood sugar you keep off the weight. Let’s go through each of the points in more details:
1. Meal intervals
The first meal which is your breakfast should be consider within the first hour of you waking up. You should continue eating for every 3-4 hours. yes, you’ve heart me right, you need to eat frequently. So that should be about 5-6 meals a day. What you need to do is to eat small portions but frequently to stabilize your blood sugar levels.
The last meal of the day should be consumed one hour before bedtime. But make sure you’re eating protein and fat and not carbs.
The key to remember is that if you’re very hungry at mealtime that means you’ve waited to long to eat. If you don’t feel hungry at meal time that means you’ve consumed too much in your previous meal. So you should always feel right to eat after 3-4 hours.
Remember that meals and snacks are the same! So basically what this means is that you can have your breakfast during lunch time, you can have your lunch meal during breakfast time. You can mix them, it doesn’t matter how as long as you’re eating every 3 to 4 hours.
2. Nutrient ratios per meal
In every meal you should be consuming your protein, your carbs and your fat.
- lean meat;
I know there are diets that are saying that you should cut your carbs, but NO! If you eat too little carbs your body starts storing fat and stop burning it. By the same time if you eat too much carbs your body will store too much fat and reduce energy level.
Fat should only be consumed about 20% from your meal. That is literally a teaspoon of olive oil, butter or peanut butter. Protein and carbs should be in about 40% each. By balancing out your nutrient ratio, your body is getting the essential nutrients that you body needs and therefore you maximize fat burning.
3. Calories per meal
If you’re eating so frequently you should not be consume a lot of calories per meal. For women I would suggest that you consume about 250-350 calories per meal. And for men, you can consume about 400-450 calories per meal.
This also depends on your activity level. If you’re a very active person, obviously you need to consume more calories. But if you’re doing a lot of office work and you’re not moving much at all try to stick to the guideline presented above.
Those are the 3 main nutritional tips to remember and practice in order to lose weight without dieting. If you can incorporate this into your lifestyle, you will be able to lose weight and maintain it for the rest of your life. Remember that these nutritional tips should be part of your lifestyle and you should have fun and enjoy it.