I put together this easy to follow infographic of how to eat for simple weight loss.
Eating for weight loss is often overcomplicated way more than it should be. In fact it doesn’t have to be complicated at all! Nail the basics, the important things in your diet first. And then if you want to, you can get picky about working on the smaller details!
Take a look:
Cruciferous vegetables fill you up using very few calories! They’re full of fibre, vitamins & minerals.
Opt for things like lettuce, rocket, tomato, onions, cucumber, celery, asparagus, kale, spinach, aubergine, mushroom, bell pepper, cabbage, broccoli.
Protein is important for muscle maintenance, growth, and repair. Plus it also fills you up, and your body burns calories through digesting it.
Preferably have lean sources of poultry, meat, fish, and dairy.
Flavour your Food
This is crucial! Bland food sucks!
Add herbs, seasonings, and spices, or low-calorie sauces.
Things like garlic, salt, pepper, soya sauce, mustard sugar-free ketchup, paprika, salsa, peri peri, basil, mint, chilli powder, oregano, etc.
After mostly filling up on vegetables and protein, you include whatever carbs and fats you still have room for.
Bread, rice, pasta, potato, grains, fruit, butter, nuts, oils.
Or even a little dessert, like ice cream, cake, chocolate, etc!
Something Calorie-Free to Drink
Save your calories for eating, not drinking!
Opt for things either calorie-free, or at least low in calories.
Water (still or sparkling), tea / coffee (black or with a little skimmed milk, with sweetener notsugar), squash (not juice), diet soft drinks (Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Pepsi Max etc. (not regular Coke).