Losing Weight with Healthy Vegetables

We are at a point in time where obesity rates are soaring, where there are more overweight and obese individuals in our society than there are those of normal weight. This is a scary reality. The more excess weight an individual carries around with them, the higher risk they have for developing certain life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease and stroke. If we don’t want to keep moving in this direction, it is important to take the necessary steps today to lose weight as well as maintain a healthy weight. Losing the weight is sometimes the easy part, keeping it off is trickier. Changing the way you do things instead of limiting and pushing yourself is known to provide better and longer-lasting results. It’s all about making lifestyle changes.

Supplement Your Weight Loss  

Herbal Capsules

Often times it can be difficult to kick-start your weight loss and feel motivated. It can also be difficult to make the changes to your eating habits that are needed to lose weight. Taking a supplement such as Forskolin is a great way to boost your weight loss efforts. However, it is important to keep in mind that this kind of supplement is only designed to help aid your weight loss efforts, it is a not a magical potion that will guarantee results with no effort on your part. It can help curb your cravings for certain foods and help suppress your appetite, but you will still need to eat healthily and workout.

Stack Up On Fruits And Veggies

These low-cal food choices will also provide you with a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals. Vegetables, and to a lesser degree fruits, should make up the bulk of your daily food choices. At each meal, you should fill at least half of your plate with vegetables. Snack on fruits to satisfy your craving for sweetness. Mix it up and eat veggies of all different colors to get a vast variety of nutrients in your diet. Salads, soups, roasted veggies, smoothies; there are a lot of simple and yummy ways to get this important food group into your diet.

Eat Enough Protein

When looking to lose weight it is important to eat a sufficient amount of protein. Our body needs protein to function, burn fat, and build muscle. Protein will increase your metabolism and also keep you feeling fuller for longer which will prevent snacking between meals. Studies have shown that eating protein can help with weight loss even without any other calorie restrictions.

Workout To Lose Weight The Healthy Way

Zumba as Exercise

We all know by now that part of a healthy lifestyle is exercise. It is recommended to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity in each day. With the number of hours people spend working behind desks and then coming home to sit on the sofa in front of the TV, most people are not reaching this daily recommendation. Today, with the accessibility of information, working out should be easier than ever. You can find many home workouts on YouTube if you don’t want to go to a gym. And if you do wish to go out to get a workout in, there is a huge selection of fun workouts out there. Try Zumba, Kangoo, or Tabata to name a few.

Making these small changes to your daily routine and life should put you on the path to weight loss and the long-term success of keeping it off. It all comes down to living a healthy lifestyle, not trying to drastically restrict yourself.

Brought to you by our expert team at Authority Health.

Juno received an MSc in Dietetics from Robert Gordon University in Scotland and is registered with the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). As someone who has learned the value of healthy eating later in life, her passion is teaching younger children about the value of eating well. She offers hands-on, instructional classes to both children and adults to prepare healthy meals. In addition, she consults with local institutions and schools to promote healthy eating and advice on healthy meal preparation.

She has traveled the globe and been privileged to experience a wealth of cuisines, the Mediterranean diet being her favored (and healthiest) option. Juno loves creating in the kitchen and that is where she comes alive. According to Juno, “Food is medicine” and thinks that the adage of “we are what eat” should be the mantra we all should live by. Her big dream one day is to pen a cookbook with recipes from her travels but, for now, she is happy writing on her health and wellness blog.

She is married with 3 beautiful children, 2 Airedale Terriers, 4 cats and a guinea pig. She lives in the countryside of Southern England and loves nothing more than walking on the coast on a blustery day to blow away the cobwebs!