Trying to lose weight can be a discouraging challenge. The task can quickly become overwhelming if you’re not certain of where you should start. Some people may think that the more complex the diet, the sooner they’ll see results. I tend to disagree with this sentiment. Why waste time wrapped up in the confusion of complexity? The truth is, you can make effective progress in your weight loss goals by just making a few simple changes to your already existing diet.
Here are some easy-to-follow rules to consider while changing your diet:
- Know What You’re Eating
It’s not enough to read the front label of a food product. While on the hunt for healthy groceries, you’ll be sure to encounter all sorts of products brandished with bright and colorful labels promising that the ingredients are healthy. But are they really? Don’t trust the ‘wow’-factor of flashy designs on the front of the box — thoroughly inspect the Nutrition Facts on the back so you can know what you’re eating.
- Stay AWAY From “Diet” Foods
Just because a product boasts the word “diet” in its name, that doesn’t mean it belongs in your diet. Keeping with the ‘know what you’re eating’ rule, be sure to educate yourself on what exactly you’re buying before you buy it. You can save yourself a lot of money, and time, in your fitness training by creating your own dietary plan rather than following a trademarked meal system.
- Swap Fatty Meats For Lean Cuts
Consuming leaner meats can lead to a leaner YOU. You don’t have to become a vegetarian in order to see weight loss results. Don’t feel like you have to completely eliminate tasty meats from your diet to achieve your fitness goals. This change in your diet can be a lot easier than it sounds. For example, if you’re someone who can’t give up the traditional eggs and bacon breakfast, trade thick-cut for turkey-based bacon. If you enjoy the occasional flavorful steak, fear not — you can still devour tasty beef! When grocery shopping for cuts of beef, resist the call of a plump filet mignon or porterhouse and instead pick up a top sirloin. Although the latter cut will be a bit tougher, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the flavor with none of the guilt.