I believe, and have always believed, that starting (or increasing) exercise while trying to lose weight is the best approach. It preserves and builds muscle mass so you can achieve an overall leaner look. But what about when you can’t exercise? Or maybe you simply don’t want to? What ever the reason, it’s still possible…
Eating healthy isn’t complicated. It isn’t hard to do and it isn’t expensive either. Simple foods and basic recipes are all you need and it’s a great start.
Even for those of us who can find our way around a kitchen, trying to search for recipes can be overwhelming. Now, if you have someone trying to find dinner recipes who isn’t familiar with cooking, it becomes impossible.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the options we have nowadays. The flavor profiles are exciting! But for those of us with not much time on our hands, a recipe with 20 ingredients is not our best option.
We’ll look at the basics: The value of simple foods, the basics of planning a meal, and a basic meal plan.
Protein has been the focus of so many diets for many, many years now. Why protein? Is it the diet messiah it is promised to be? Then there’s the question of quantity: how much do I need and how much is too much?
First, we will look at the basic roles and reasons we need protein. Then we will get into the reality of healthy vs unhealthy approaches to adding protein to your diet. Finally we will get into the calculations for understanding how much protein needs to be consumed.
Fat. No one really likes that word. But, do we need fat? If so, why do we need fat? And how much do we need? The truth is, fat is a great nutrient. It’s important for our bodies and it tastes great! But just like so many other things in this world, there are healthy options and not so healthy options.
Let’s look at the science behind it (you get to see the nerd in me come out a little here), then we will go more into what types of fat you need and where you can find them.
I have a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition, a year of internship training, I’ve achieved advanced certifications in my field, and have years of working experience. So what do I do when I need to lose weight? Welcome to a simple diet plan. In future articles, I will go more in depth on some other…
We all have those foods we never seem to get enough of, the ones we always overeat. Here are two approaches to eliminate the temptation for good. You know those foods that go into the if it’s there I will eat it category? This category isn’t for those foods that you can consume with moderation….
Food is fuel for our bodies. Food is something we should enjoy. What could be better than eating what you love, doing what you love and still losing weight and living lean?
Are you ready to start working towards your weight and health goals but just not quite sure where to start? There are a staggering number of diets available and each one claims to be better than the one before. Click Read More to learn about the easiest diet ever – no tricks or gimmicks. I promise!
Motivation comes and goes. Learn about the importance of goals and how they help you when motivation is lean, so that you can get to another motivational peak.