Weight loss is not as simple as fad diet experts would have you believe. It requires you to make enormous changes in your lifestyle, of which some are so complicated that they would drive you nuts, whereas others are so simple and small that you won’t even realize the change! The golden rule of weight loss is that if you eat less then usual, you will be able to shed off pounds. Unfortunately, it is not as easy as it sounds, because many times people have problems keeping their mouths in check. In this article I will tell you two ways to cut down on calories and stay in shape.
1. Replace large plates with smaller ones
You may not know it, but if you eat off small plates, you will be able to cut down on your food intake by a huge degree. Here is how: if you put a small amount of food on a large plate, you will think that you are indeed eating very little food. This thought would tempt you to eat more and more, which is not a very good thing. However, if you put the same amount of food on a smaller plate, your brain will think that you are eating a lot of food, because your eyes will see the plate as full! This way you will be able to trick your brain into thinking that you have eaten a large amount of food while in reality it is exactly the opposite. Even though some people underestimate the importance of this technique, this is really a very easy and pain-free way to cut down on food intake!
2. Eating quality food is the name of the game
When it comes to weight loss, it is not only the quantity of food you eat that matters, but also its quality. If you eat foods from fast food restaurants that are rich in calories, you will gain weight instead of losing it. It is the same case with processed and packaged foods; most of them are calorie-rich. Some processed foods are being marketed as low-fat and low-calorie products but don’t ever believe them! Instead read the labels of these foods and educate yourself! You should also educate yourself about the calorie content of the ordinary foods such as vegetables and fruits. You can read about the calorie content of each type of food on the internet, as this information is mostly available online for free! Make sure you do your due diligence before purchasing any food items, instead of going by the advertising and hype!