How to Eat Healthy and Lose Weight
Eating healthy and losing weight are two of the most common goals I hear from clients.
I’ll admit that it can be tough, and all the information out there can get pretty confusing. But if you keep things simple and ignore all that fad diet stuff, it’s not as hard as you might think.
This article looks at some basic rules to help you eat healthy and lose weight. And believe it or not, there are some foods that can actually speed up your metabolism and get you losing weight even faster!
Rules for Eating Healthy & Losing Weight
1. Replace bad fats with good fats. You’ll notice I’m not giving you the typical “cut out fat” statement, because it’s not quite that simple. There are a lot bad fats out there, and you should definitely be avoiding trans fats and saturated fats at all cost. This means no fried foods or junk foods.
But there are a lot of good fats out there that can actually help you lose weight and burn more calories. Fish oils are great for this, or more generally omega 3 fatty acids. If you’re not getting many in your diet, I recommend supplementing with either Health Wellness Fish Oil or NOW Ultra Omega-3. Cooking with Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is a great at-home option because it contains unique fats that actually boost your metabolism!
2. Get some protein in every meal. Protein is important for healthy eating because it’s a key component of lean muscle mass, which means you need it to maintain muscle. This is essential in the fight against aging. But in addition to overall health benefits, protein also keeps you feeling full for longer, which means you won’t have as many nasty cravings!