Weight Loss Is A Daunting Task
The biggest struggle of weight loss is controlling your portions and skimming out unhealthy options. But what if you were told that you could still enjoy what you like and continue to lose weight? Sounds impossible, right? Dr Mehmet Oz has an answer and he shared it with people to reset their diet.
Eliminate ‘temptations’ from kitchen
You were out and you got a pack of cookies that looked so tempting. What do you do? You will naturally place it strategically in your kitchen where you can eat it before it expires. But everytime you take out a piece of cookie, you curse yourself for ruining your diet plan. Well, your first step to losing weight is removing all these temptations from your kitchen. Replace them with moderately caloric foods like popcorn, peanut butter or light crackers. So everytime you crave, pick a small portion of these instead of cookies, doughnuts and ice creams.
Healthy foods should be in sight
The first thing you will grab when you are really hungry is what you see. So place a fresh seasonal fruit on your counter instead of hiding it in the refrigerator. Also, keep fresh colourful vegetables in your refrigerator prominently. Pulses and rajmas should also be stored in transparent containers so you are always invited by positive sights when it comes to food.
Trick your sweet tooth
Everytime you crave your sweet does not mean you dig into a tub of ice cream or order desserts. Have healthier options like dates, a small slice of jaggery in sight to calm your cravings.
Prep for breakfast
Do not make your breakfast complex because soon you will fall out of habit of making it and reach out for unhealthier options instead. Or worse, go empty stomach. This is how most of us end up overeating. So keep eggs handy or prepare a chia seed pudding or just boil oats and add cut fruits. Anything that is easy to make and doesn’t make you quit breakfast is the best option.
Make dinner easy
The same rule applies to dinner. Do not get tempted to order dinner from outside because you are tired. Instead keep some vegetables cut and ready to be tossed in rice for a quick fried rice (with very less oil). Alternatively, have carrots and cucumbers with hummus, which can be stored in the refrigerator – so prepare in bulk.
Keep a gap of 12 hours between dinner and breakfast
Give your body time to fully digest the dinner and also give your gut some rest time. So keep a gap of 12-14 hours between your dinner and breakfast. This will ensure that your system is overhauled and ready to take on the task for the day.
Have good protein
Eggs, tofu, chicken breast are some protein choices that also work on your appetite. They curb your appetite faster than many other proteins. So make it the star of your meal in one meal with sides of vegetables and a small portion of beans.
Swap salad and dinner plates
When you sit down for dinner, make sure your dinner plate is full of salad and salad plate serves your dinner. And even when you decide to drink milk or juice, choose the smallest glass.
Use measuring spoons for oil
Coconut oil or olive oil may be healthy but they have extra calories so measure and use them to know how much you are having. This will help you control the amount of oil you use.