Weight Loss guidelines, and avoiding Psychological triggers

Weight Loss guidelines, and avoiding Psychological triggersLosing weight for anyone is usually difficult, dependent upon body weight and builds of course. But in principal, following these five dietary guidelines could easily increase your success in weight loss attempts.

  • Why are Buffet’s counterproductive?

Many people, if not most, find buffets very enjoyable, for obvious taste-pleasing reasons! However, the consequences of eating at a buffet vary in severity, dependent upon your choices, as well as your overall diet and fitness activities. For example, some may feel that putting off eating an entire half or full day so they can go to the buffet once, is justified. This is not the case, since when we starve our body, it goes into ‘self-eating’ mode, and will actual break down and use up those desirable muscles, and fat from places that are less than desirable for most.

  • What is a reasonable portion of food per meal?

Understanding, per a caloric and dietary measure, what constitutes, as a reasonably sized meal is essential in weight loss and overall good health efforts. Understand and research whether or not you are strictly looking to slim for weight loss, tone, and/or bulk up. The significance of this should reflect your intended dietary habits per the capacity of each meal you consume, what nutrients you focus on, and even what vitamins you accompany them with.  Many looking to lose weight may find it not only practical for lowering calories and the ‘bad’ nutrients, but also for including or adding more vegetables and fruits to their regular diet—also ideal as some are proven to promote weight loss, muscle growth, stimulation, and a happier mood. Remember, what you put inside of your body will commonly if not always dictate how you are feeling (think: motivation for example).

  • Tempting stocking and why it hurts you

Purchasing goodies at the store that you know are counterproductive to your efforts for weight loss, such as candies and chips, through retail-stocking at home can lead to a poor diet, and even binge-eating—as they are all available to you at once. Not much good comes from such a ‘bad’ temptation, and your body (heart and brain-mood) will thank you for skipping over this habit on your next food-shopping trip.

  • Compulsory eating and delaying urges with Water

Sometimes we eat when we really don’t need to, or when our body is telling us to do one thing, we do the complete opposite. This isn’t always necessary, nor ideal. Many people trying to achieve weight loss may find it both more relieving, as well as practical to try drinking water not only to suppress their appetite, but also because sometimes when our brain is telling us we’re thirsty, we stuff it with food. On top of eating out of boredom, many times we find ourselves doing it out of pure laziness. Picture this; did you know it’s not uncommon for a person to subconsciously, without obvious purpose, consume foods (think: fruits) just for the sake of obtaining much needed water because our bodies are dehydrated?

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