Want to Lose Weight? Eat Like This…

How to Eat to Lose Weight

The main reason that you’re not happy with your weight is because of what you eat.

It’s hardly your fault.

Have you ever stopped to notice how many times you’re bombarded by food marketing each day?

Ads come at you from magazine pages, T.V. commercials, on websites and billboards, each boasting of cheap, convenient and tasty ways to cure your hunger.

The question “What’s for dinner?” has never been more complex than now.

Extensive menu options and large entrees have distorted your concept of a proper meal, and before you know it you’ve fallen into the trap of the chain restaurant, the drive thru, and the take-out line.

But wait – truly healthy eating is simple.

First you need to block out the blizzard of food marketing around you. 

Remember that advertisers want your money, and they don’t stop to consider if the food they promote will expand your waist – that’s your job.

It’s safe to say that, with few exceptions, any food that you see marketed should be avoided.

When was the last time you saw an ad for grilled white fish and steamed broccoli? 

Ha!

So what does truly healthy eating look like?

 A healthy meal contains lean protein and fresh veggies. Period. No need for grains, no need for packaged desserts.

Just as importantly, a healthy meal does NOT contain:real healthy eating

  • Refined sugar / corn syrup
  • Fried / fatty food
  • Full fat dairy food
  • Processed food with chemical additives

Real Healthy Breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What you decide to eat when you first wake up will set the tone for the rest of your meals that day. Try these healthy ideas and recipes:

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Breakfast Bird Nest

Real Healthy Lunch: 

It is important to plan your lunch ahead of time in order to avoid turning to a fast food joint or vending machine. Pack your lunch the night before and carry it with you. Try these healthy options:

Healthy Dinner: 

Dinner is the meal where most people splurge and eat far more calories than they should. Eating at home is the first step in reducing your dinnertime calories. Try these healthy options:

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Teriyaki Chicken

While healthy eating is a huge factor in achieving your ideal weight, exercise is the other half of the equation. 

Your exercise routine should be challenging and should be done on a regular basis.

Not Another Diet

When you eat a simple, healthy diet you’ll never again be tempted to try the latest fad diet to drop a few pounds.

Choose to eat lean proteins, seasonal vegetables and fruits and avoid sugar, fried food and processed carbohydrates on a daily basis and enjoy living life at your ideal weight.

You can do it!

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Comments

  • Cela August 9, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I’m continually inspired by you, Diana! Thank you for putting your life into what you do! On the subject of weight loss, I read one of your other articles that you shared your ideal weight and I thought, wow, I couldn’t get down that far. Then I was wondering how tall you are, and how I can know what’s a healthy weight for me. I’m 5’8″. thanks!

    • Diana August 10, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      Hi Cela,

      Thanks for your email – I’m happy that you are inspired! I am 5’3” 🙂 For your height 140 to 150 lbs would be healthy – however it’s always best to consult with a doctor about these things. Hope that helps!

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