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How to Eat More and Lose Weight

How to Eat More and Lose Weight
You can actually lose weight by eating more often or regularly. It's simply a matter of changing the foods that you eat and focusing on as many healthy options as possible. When you're trying to lose weight you don't have to reduce the amount of food that you eat by a large amount; instead you can focus on eating as many low calorie and healthy options as possible. Unless you're trying a diet like the HCG diet, it can be difficult to figure out how many calories you should be consuming and count calories, and it is often easier to just focus on eating healthier food and avoiding junk food or processed food. It can also be more convenient, and in this article are some tips to improve your diet and allow yourself to eat more while still losing weight or maintaining your weight.

Eat a large breakfast

Eating a large breakfast of mostly fruits, vegetables and healthy protein is almost always a good idea and can give you the energy you need to go about your day. Breakfast is a good opportunity to get most of your nutrition and several studies have associated eating breakfast with weight loss. You should be careful to pick foods that are healthy like free range organic eggs, oatmeal, Greek yogurt, metabolism boosting fruit like grapefruit and berries, nut butters like almond or cashew butter, and coffee or tea. Try to avoid any processed foods, foods made with grains or processed foods.

You will need to be careful about the foods that you choose for breakfast, and avoid adding sweeteners to your drinks or food. Use fruit as a natural sweetener in your yogurt or oatmeal and avoid the temptation to add maple syrup or sugar to your food. You can enjoy large portions of these healthy and natural foods for breakfast without guilt, and you'll find that you won't be as hungry later on in the day. Try to include at least one source of protein in your breakfast such as eggs, chicken, turkey, or protein from dairy like Greek yogurt or cottage cheese, as the protein will help to stabilize your blood sugar during the day and will keep you from wanting to snack a lot.

Eat healthy food if you have to snack

Typical snack foods are high carbohydrate junk foods that are rich in calories, spike your insulin, and provide a short burst of energy followed by a drop off that leaves you feeling hungry just an hour later. If you feel the urge to snack during the day you shouldn't starve yourself; it's just a matter of picking the right snacks. You can enjoy snacks throughout the day as long as you're eating healthy options like nuts, low fat string cheese, apples and other non-starchy fruit, and a lot of other options. The problem with snacking isn't the fact that snacking is bad, it's the food that most people eat when they snack.

Eating healthy snacks can actually help you lose weight because you won't be as hungry during your larger meals and you'll be less likely to overeat. By snacking or eating a meal about every three hours you'll stabilize your blood sugar, but again you'll need to be careful to only pick snacks that are high in fiber, healthy fat, or protein, and low in simple carbohydrates. Your snacks should be no more than about 200 calories or so, and those calories should come from natural sources like some of the foods mentioned above. You should also take the time to enjoy your snack and avoid rushing it so that you won't overeat; several studies have found that overeating is the result of eating too quickly and not letting your brain get the signal that you've eaten.

Throw out the junk food

Get the junk food out of your home and you will be much less likely to eat it, and getting it out of sight really does work. Keeping mostly healthy food in your home will basically force you to eat it, and it will make it a lot easier for you to stick to healthy food options. You'll be able to enjoy whatever food you have available without guilt when you stock your refrigerator and pantry with natural foods, and you won't have to look at the package and count calories every time you eat something. It can make a significant difference, and if you start changing your food habits gradually, it may be easier for you.

Try a low calorie diet to get started

A low calorie diet like the HCG diet can help to reset your appetites and basically detox your mind and body from unhealthy food addictions. It can be a great way to transition into a healthy eating lifestyle, and although you will have to count your calories while you are dieting, once the diet's finished you will find that you will probably no longer crave junk foods and that it will be a lot easier for you to stick to healthier options. You also shouldn't have to count calories as much because you will hopefully mostly be eating healthy food options, and you'll find that you may still continue to lose weight.

If you have been trying to change some of the foods that you eat on a regular basis without luck, give the HCG diet a shot today. You might find that it's an easy diet for you, and it can help to reset your appetites and your behavior and help you break bad eating habits. Although the diet forces you off of junk food and requires you to mostly eat fruits, vegetables and healthy low fat protein sources for a period of three or six weeks, it may be just what you need to get back to being healthy. Most people find that they no longer crave the same foods after the diet is finished, and if that's your case you might find it to be very effective for you.

If you have any questions at all about how the HCG diet can help you lose weight and change your appetites, speak to a medical provider at Nu Image Medical today.

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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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