Weight loss meal planning :
How to Meal Plan for Weight Loss, well it’s extremely simple but at the same time, you should do it under supervision. Losing weight is very easy but doing this in the right manner without any complication is extremely important.
As weight gain happens at a steady pace, similarly weight loss too has to happen gradually. Losing excess weight in a short period of time and opting for fad diets are not recommended. Along with this extreme fasting is also dangerous to health.
Meal planning for weight loss is a healthy practice because it will make the preparation process simple and at the same time helps you prepare stuffs in properly organized manner.
TIPS FOR WEIGHT LOSS:
- Include lots of fruits and vegetables in the diet so that it is fiber-rich.
- Avoid using low-fiber foods as they will cause weight gain.
- Opt for home-cooked meals over ready-to-eat processed foods.
- Avoid binge eating and cut down on sugars.
- Use natural sugar sweeteners like stevia, erythritol, or monk fruit sweeteners over sugar/honey/jaggery.
- Use whole grains and pulses as they are fiber-rich and will lower your cholesterol levels.
- Avoid deep-fried foods as they are calorie-rich.
- Use healthy snacks like nuts, seeds over chips, wafers, etc.
- Do not starve yourself.
How to Meal Plan for Weight Loss:
Creating a calorie deficient diet:
To have weight loss always make sure the calories you eat should be less than the calories you burn.
Have a balanced diet:
Having a calorie-deficient meal doesn’t mean you starve yourself. Instead, it means eating all the food groups but the ones that are high calorie(carbohydrates, oils, fats) should be minimized.
Use healthy cooking methods:
Use easy and healthy cooking methods (like steaming, stir-frying, pressure cooking instead of deep-frying, shallow frying)so that the calorie content of the foods comes down.
Prepare simple meals:
You don’t need to go extravagant, instead prepare simple meals with the least amount of ingredients and avoid using excess spices that are processed with too many additives.
Prepare fresh meals:
Instead of cooking a batch for a whole week, go for cooking a meal for whole and divide it throughout the day. This will prevent the food from losing its nutrients and they will be nutrient-rich and healthy.
Avoid batch cooking:
Cooking food for the whole of the week and freezing will result in food losing its taste and nutrients as well as chances of having food spoilage if not stored properly.
Take small meals:
Instead of going for 2-3 heavy meals, opt for 3 normal meals along with a snack so that you feel full and have the energy to do your daily activities.
Opt for intermittent fasting:
Intermittent fasting can be done as per your routine and comfort and the fasting-eating hours can be adjusted. Just make sure to not overdo it in order to prevent binge eating.
Incorporate exercise in your routine:
Try to incorporate exercise in the diet at least for 30-40 minutes to boost your metabolism. Exercise need not be a workout itself you can even go for simple aerobic exercises, dancing, etc.
Have a scheduled routine:
Fix a good sleep routine (at least 6-8 hours) and proper meal timings and try to follow it religiously. This routine will help you lose weight at a steady pace as your body will have regular patterns of sleep and wake to stabilize the hormones.
All these techniques when followed with proper nutrition guidance will definitely be helpful. Hence before trying on your own seek the guidance of a nutritionist and get proper detail on how things work.
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