I personally spent a great majority of my life overweight. Sad I know, but its the truth. But one day I looked at myself and said enough is enough. Its time to get serious. So I started doing research to figure out how and what I needed to eat to lose the weight as quickly as possible. Let me give a little disclaimer before I go any further. When I talk about losing weight fast I am not talking about dropping 100 pounds in the next 30 days.
I am talking about dropping 5 to 7 pounds a week. What you eat is by far the most important part of your weight loss journey. And if you are not losing the amount of weight you hoped you would, it could be because you are eating the wrong things. Here are a few nutrition tips to help you lose those unwanted pounds once and for all.
Start Eating Real Food
We live in a society where fast food and processed foods are the norm. This has got to stop. These foods are generally full of unhealthy ingredients and can lead to you packing on those unwanted pounds. When food get processed it is basically ripped of its nutritional value. That means you are eating a bunch of empty calories that will immediately be stored as fat. If you are really trying to lose weight this is the last thing you want.
If you are serious about losing weight you need to cut out all processed foods right now. Focus on eating fruits, vegetables and lean meats such as chicken and fish. Make sure you buy fresh fish and not the frozen kind. When you start eating real foods the weight will just start to melt off.
Eat Healthy Fats
Yes there is a such thing as healthy fats and they should be a part of your diet. Fat isn't bad for you unless it comes from processed foods or trans fat. You have probably noticed more and more food makers putting "no trans fat" on their labels. This is because they know how bad trans fat is for you. Fat that comes from foods such as nuts, coconut oil and salmon help you stay fuller longer and are very good for you.
Get Plenty Of Protein
Protein is essential to weight loss. When you eat plenty of protein your body will release a hormone that helps you burn even more belly fat. Protein also helps you stay fuller longer which means you will eat less food. However, you don't need to overdo it when it comes to protein. If you add beans, chicken and fish to your diet on a regular basis you will have no problem getting all the protein you need.
When it boils down to it what you eat is the key long term weight loss. If you have been working out and not getting the results you desire, have a look at your diet. You might be eating foods that are hindering your progress.