How to stay on track for good

Staying on track for goodHow do you stay on track for good when dieting or keeping a healthy nutritional regimen? It’s simple - Being consistent is the key to success, being perfect is not. If you fall off the wagon, don’t beat yourself up too badly. Brush yourself off and get back on it the next day and keep your goals in mind! Here are some simple tips on how you can stay on track for good

Learn to love your vegetables

This food group will be your most powerful ally for fat-loss success. Vegetables are low in calories but high in nutrients and fiber. They also contain a high amount of water to help you stay hydrated! They are also considered high-density, meaning they will keep you fuller longer. While losing weight, being hungry isn’t necessary but creating a calorie deficit is.

Don’t skip meals

Skipping a meal or two a day won’t get you any closer to your goals. Quite the opposite, you risk growing a big appetite that you can’t control and end up overeating. Try every 3-4 hours to have a snack or meal, like an apple with natural peanut butter, this will help make sure to keep hunger at bay and you will have better control over what goes onto your plate. Always keep a snack bag in the fridge of cut up veggies ready to go when you are.

Eat less more often

Eating smaller meals throughout the day, your metabolism will stay at a higher rate and your blood sugar will remain constant, preventing blood-sugar lows that may cause cravings for sweets or instant energy foods.

Drink up

Drinking 3-4 litres of water a day will keep you hydrated, and full between meals. There are zero calories in water and is vital to our health. It’s simply the best cleanser around!

Reduce but don’t eliminate fat completely

You can lower the amount of fat you take it since it is our highest source of energy. But it’s important to keep some good fats since they are essentials and they have amazing health benefits. Also be aware of “fat-free” and “low-fat” products - these items may not be lower in calories, often adding more sugar or other unnecessary fillers.

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