Nowadays, so called diets to lose weight are of very limited value because the menu or recipe is generally fixed i.e. the ingredients cannot be changed much and people have various likes and dislikes. And you know – if you don;t like it, you ain’t stick to it 😉 So, the truth is
How to eat right and lose weight starts with your breakfast.
You should eat your breakfast as early in the morning as possible. Ideally, breakfast should be had within 30 minutes of waking up. Why?
When you wake up in the morning, your body is low on energy. In its semi-starved condition, it has the ability to quickly metabolize food and convert it into energy. This however does not mean that you can eat any greasy food. Make it a hearty breakfast with proteins from lean sources of meat or egg, vitamins, minerals and fiber from diced and cooked veggies that can be mixed with your morning breakfast. You can safely use about one tablespoonful of oil while cooking your breakfast. Early in the morning, your body is in such a state that carbohydrates in your breakfast are easily digested. This is why we say that breakfast is the most important meal of your day.
Those who have a hearty breakfast often do not feel the need to eat lunch especially if they have a desk job that does not involve much physical work. If you do not feel like lunch, skip it – instead, make do with a medium sized fruit such as an apple or pear or a small bunch of grapes or an 8oz glass of a smoothie. Part of the answer on How to eat right and lose weight also includes examining the quantity of food we consume. You do not have to follow the traditional breakfast-lunch-dinner routine. If you do not feel like eating, skip the meal, i.e. any meal except breakfast.
If you feel exceptionally hungry during lunch time, use common sense to create a menu for yourself. For example, opt for a two-slice brown bread grilled chicken sandwich with greens but no butter or other fat. If you prefer meat then select lean sources of meat, well cooked or preferably grilled. Always include greens such as spinach, parsley, onion, tomatoes, French beans, beetroot and cabbage.
Part of the answer on How to eat right and lose weight is in knowing the immense nutritional value of vegetables in your diet. Always include vegetables with breakfast, lunch and dinner. In fact, 50 to 60% of food you consume should come from vegetables.
If you skip lunch then dinner becomes an important meal. Always plan to have your dinner up to two hours prior to retiring for the day. When you sleep, your stomach should not feel heavy or bloated as it would put pressure on your lungs and heart making you very uncomfortable.
How to eat right and lose weight is therefore about using common sense in your everyday meal planning and diet. Eat healthy foods and drink plenty of water. Stay healthy.