Lose Weight? Get Back To Basics!
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Are you tired of sifting through weight loss programs that promise a quick solution to shed off kilos? Or the rampant display of toned celebrities in glossy magazines flagging “My Tricks to Lose Weight!”.
Multiple experts have given advice about how to combat food addiction, only we are drowned with too much information that can lead to confusion.
Forget Jane Fonda, the basic element to losing weight is to determine the right amount of food you ingest. In this article, I will show you the basic tricks for a healthy diet that can ignite your ailing motivation to lose weight.
Think about the Japanese simple way of life. They are meticulous about their diet, particularly those living in rural areas. Let’s see how they set their meals. The ‘Gohan’ is arranged in smaller cups bringing more reasons to control your hunger pangs and not to overindulge the food in front of you that even the juiciest wagyu seasoned with shoyu and herbs will never tempt to flare up your appetite.
The pleasure of eating has been diminished throughout the years as people become too dependent on fast food. The essence of a meal reflects not only on the luscious recipes but more on the pleasure it gives to savour those succulent flavours of each ingredient.
But, the question is how can we enjoy a meal?
Enjoying a meal is not only having a good and playful conversation but also setting the right mood. Ambience helps create a mood that might entice our appetite; but, trust me it won’t give you an excuse to over-enjoy steak. Cut your freshest flower in the garden and make it a centrepiece on your dining table.
Place a small aromatic candle. The trick here is to enjoy these mini creations of yours while eating. Your eyes will be busy wandering those things in front of you. This is what we call ‘pleasures of eating’. You don’t have business appointments now, right?
But, what if there is?
The next trick is Plate Control is important for people who don’t know how to limit their food intake. Using an ordinary dinner plate, divide the plate in three sections – carbohydrates, protein, and vegetables.
On the upper right side of the plate, put the vegetables on it. We need fibre to help flush out toxins in our bodies. Then, place the protein on the left side as we need it to build muscles. And on the lower section is the carbohydrates. Note that this plate control is optional and depending on your diet or underlying condition, you can reverse the three.
The last trick, know the nutrients of your food. We don’t want to eat just like that without knowing the basic vitamins and minerals present in every meal. For example, you cooked classic spaghetti. In your ingredients, there are tuna, pasta, cheese, tomato sauce, and parsley. In just one recipe, it is already considered to be a complete food. No need to add garlic bread. Why? Pasta is a good source of carbohydrates.
Start with getting to know your body. The key to every successful diet is control, determination, and sticking to the plan. Be smart in making food choices as it is the first one you need to give attention to reach your goal.