Losing weight demands so much effort from doing food alterations down to paying attention on what you’re eating. Sometimes, it can also make you feel like you are losing your mind for having no choice but, reduce your weight so you can live a healthier life and avoid diseases.
In order to make your weight loss journey happen naturally in a way that you’ll not feel so exhausted, we will introduce the 10 effective food modifications that are much more effective these days.
For you to be guided of what will be those acceptable food adjustments intended for dieters like you, you may refer to our random list below.
- Make it a habit to drink water before and after meal
This kind of technique is truly effective and you may take it from my experience. Drinking lots of water can make you feel full and end up consuming less food.
- Alter water’s taste into healthy flavors
If you’re struggling of drinking 8-16 glasses of water per day, then you must look for ways such as adding flavors on it, e.g. mint, pineapple, lemon, cucumber, ginger and any other fruits or veggies to improve its taste and feel refreshed.
- Consume vegetables for breakfast
Avoid stomach bloating by preparing healthy breakfast every morning. Veggies are low in calories, filled with vitamins and minerals, and are also a great source of fiber.
If you’re fond of smoothies, you can also have an alteration versions wherein you will add oatmeal, chopped spinach, and eggs.
- Choose the smallest-sized drink
This time, you need to adjust your usual beverage orders from the largest to smallest in order to avoid hundred calories consumption and make your diet work.
- Turn your oatmeal in to a savory one
If you’re thinking what to eat in the morning that is high in protein, you can make your oatmeal savory. The process would be the following:
– cook 1/3 cup of plain oats with one tablespoon of ground flax
– your favorite spice blend (garlic powder, ground ginger, paprika, and turmeric)
– milk (or unsweetened non-dairy milk) for a dose of protein
– add in grated zucchini for volume and extra fiber and top with a fried egg for extra protein
- Take carbs & protein for post-workout
Did you know that it’s good to consume carbs & protein during post-workout? That is because our body uses carbs as energy and protein will go to our muscles or any part of our body. If you have lean muscles, your metabolism will become faster.
You can try making a protein shake by adding a banana / frozen mango / slice pineapple and or peaches.
- Stick to between 3-5 hours eating schedule
When you’re on a diet, don’t ever think of skipping your meals instead, you must eat atleast small amount of meals and snacks to aid your metabolic rate. In order to help regulate your metabolism, appetite, energy and hormones, you need to follow the schedule of when to eat, and it is said to be between three to five hours because that’s the time of your true biological hunger attacks.
- Eat foods with protein every day
You need to eat protein because it can make you less attracted to eat unhealthy foods and may also alleviate your blood sugar. You can take a bite on rich in protein meals or snacks such as fish, chicken, lean meat, beans, turkey, and eggs.
- Enjoy veggie salad for dinner
By eating green leafy salad for your dinner makes you full and end up eating your main dish lesser. Take note that in preparing a veggie salad, choose the oil-based and not the creamy dressing to avoid too much calories intake.
- Keep the veggie, protein and carbs in order
It’s important to eat fiber-rich veggies first, second is protein and third is foods rich with carbs. This is a great technique in order for you to take plenty of nutrients from the first and second meal order, and will take less from the third one.
There are actually lots of healthy food alterations you can make that you can easily do around your kitchen. In fact, it’s all easy to follow and remember. The list I shared above are just some of the helpful food modification ideas you can refer.