Healthy Eating Plate
A healthy eating plate is one that has all of the food groups incorporated into it. The big problem that most people have with their dieting is not getting the proper amount of nutrients in it, eating too much, eating processed foods and not drinking enough water throughout the day. A healthy eating plate consists of veggies, fruits, grain, fiber, protein and vitamins. Of course, not all of this will be present in one meal or snack but having a percentage of these throughout the day will give you the daily intake that you need every day and that is enough to improve your health significantly with a very short amount of time.
I cannot stress enough the importance of water in your diet. If you do not drink enough water throughout the day it can easily result in overeating, in not getting enough sleep, mood swings and improper hydration. When your body is not hydrated properly you will not feel and look your very best. Who doesn’t want to feel and look his best at all times? To ensure that you drink the correct amount of water every day, carry water bottles or a water thermos around with you at all times. This will really contribute to weight loss as well being that it curbs an appetite.
Self Discipline and Planning
The two most important things in losing weight and gaining health as well as seeing significant improvement is both self discipline and planning out your meals. Without these two things, it’s very likely that you will not get the results that you want from this. Without self discipline you will not be able to stop yourself from eating. The key to losing weight and getting healthy is visualization. If you can imagine what you will look like tomorrow if you do not eat the piece of chocolate cake or the burger then you will not eat it. With that come beneficial rewards that you will later be very thankful for.
If you do not plan your meals ahead of time, you may eat anything that is in front of you and delay increasing your metabolism. To increase your metabolism it is completely necessary to eat every 2-3 hours. This will allow your body to start dropping the fat and increase the amount of muscle if you are also physically active. You will not get the results that you want if you simply work out and don’t restrict your diet. It is actually more important to watch your diet and eat less than have a rigorous workout routine. The exercise is fantastic for shaping and toning the body, but if you are eating whatever you want then you will not see any results.
That is why you should plan your healthy eating plate everyday by carrying healthy foods around with you for those 6 small food portions. Have the water with you and if you do plan on working out, which you should to start losing weight, carry a water thermos or water bottles around with you so that you can prevent yourself from either snack, overeating and give your body the proper hydration that it needs to function properly.
Do not estimate your own potential in getting the results that you want. If you need to cut some things out of your life to focus on your weight then do so – this will give you the ability to stress less and focus more on what’s going to make you happy. Confidence is going to make you happy; without confidence you will not pursue your dreams and remain ambitious in life.