If you’re interested in learning about the BEST way to shed weight and maintain a lean physique, then you’ll want to take a moment to read this post. Many of us are constantly spinning our wheels wondering about what truly is the best way to lose weight and keep it off.

HERE ARE 5 HABITS TO START IMPLEMENTING TODAY

1. Boost Your Breakfast –

Many people opt for high carb breakfast items like a banana and yogurt, breakfast bar or a muffin.  These choices won’t offer enough protein and good fat to keep your energy levels up and hunger levels down. Try experimenting with a high quality protein shake or an omelet with salsa and avocado. You’ll find these choices will help you to feel fuller longer – when the afternoon and evening roll around you’ll be less tempted to overeat.

2. Prioritize Protein-

Protein can greatly reduce hunger by keeping you feeling satiated.  It also has the ability to offset lost muscle from  a calorie deficit – which is required to lose weight. Without adequate protein, lost muscle can cause a drop in metabolic rate causing rebound weight gain. Consume a steady intake of protein throughout the day and keep you blood sugar balanced, metabolism regulated energy levels more stable.

3. Fat Facts-

If you choose the right types and in the right quantity, they’re incredibly good for you! Fat helps to  boost your natural fat burning abilities and provides you with much needed nutrition incredible flavor.  However, if you’re having pancakes with syrup and toast along with your eggs, this makes for a disastrous diet! If you want to keep your cravings in check then you’ll want to pass on those carbs.  When we have processed carbs, it can trigger fat-storing hormones, cravings for more carbs, and often-times it’s hard to stop eating them even if you have the best of intentions!  Some examples of healthy fats include: high quality eggs, meats, avocados, butter, nuts, seeds, coconut oil, avocado oil, and olive oil.

4. Veggies are Vital-

Veggies have numerous benefits.  They offer a wide array of nutrients, keep you feeling full due to their fiber content, and will offer more volume to your meal which makes you able to eat more food.  Do your best to find a way to incorporate vegetables into every meal.

Here are few simple ideas to start you off:

  • A morning protein shake with some frozen spinach or kale and a little fruit.
  • Have a leafy green salad with balsamic vinegar, lemon and olive oil with your lunch.
  • Have green beans and sweet potato with steak for dinner.

5. Food Quality Matters-

First, make a concerted effort minimize your consumption of processed foods. Do your best to try to always have a whole food source. Whenever possible try to choose organic, grass-fed, and free-range whole food selections. Doing so is not only better for the environment, but it’s also better for your body. The nutrient levels are boosted and the chemical exposure is reduced.

If you’ve been working on improving your health and nutrition, but haven’t gotten the results your looking for consider looking into my nutrition coaching program. It’s a proven method for long-term, sustainable weight loss and it will help you change your eating habits for life.

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