So, if you’re ready to embrace new lifestyle changes and even more ready to stop feeling like food is a constant struggle, here are 16 straightforward tips many nutritionists live by, and they really work.
1. Lose the mind-set that foods are off-limits
According to New York based nutritionist to the stars Sandra Bellamy, “anytime you deprive yourself of food . . . all you want is what you can’t have!” Take your mind-set away from sacrifice, and allow yourself everything in moderation.
2. Keep it clean
Replace processed foods with clean (whole and natural) items. Not only are natural options more nutritious, you’ll find that their flavors are more satisfying.
3. Opt for whole grains
Refined and processed carbs weigh you down and muck up your progress. Fiber-rich whole grains keep hunger at bay, support healthy digestion, and are a crucial part of a long-term weight-loss success.
4. Forget the rest, Greek yogurt is the best
Instead of sour cream, dollop this protein-rich yogurt on your burrito bowl. Make it into a creamy pasta sauce that satisfies any Italian cravings. Honestly, is there anything this protein-rich dairy option can’t sub for?
5. Make your snacks smarter
Instead of a snack that includes just one food group, go for two — even three. The winning combination of protein, fiber, and carbs fuels workouts and keep you full.
6. Eat (don’t sip) your produce
According to Bellamy, when you eat a whole piece of fruit with all the fiber intact, your body will release blood sugar slowly, and you’ll stay satisfied for longer. Enjoy the occasional fresh-pressed juice as a treat and learn to eat your produce!
7. Eat carbs in the morning
Totally eliminating carbs from your life is not a long-term technique for success, but when you eat carbs earlier in the day, you have more time to burn them off.
8. Top your salad right
Croutons and preservative-laden dressings have got to go. Dress your favorite salad in a lighter homemade recipe instead, and pile on the veggies, protein, and produce. If you’re craving crunch, add some nuts instead.
9. Give away your fryer (to someone you don’t like)
Bake, steam, or sauté, but please don’t fry! It packs on the calories and fat and can leave you in a serious food coma.
10. More herbs and spices, less sauces and creams
Sugar- and cream-based sauces cover up the natural flavors of the foods you’re enjoying and add an extra layer of unnecessary calories. Go light and bright with a squeeze of citrus and experiment with fresh herbs.
11. Seriously, say no to soda
The extra calories and chemicals that come from soda are just not worth it. If you love bubbles, sip sparkling water instead. In the beginning, it will be hard, but if soda is a part of your daily diet, this is 100 percent worth doing.
12. Always add something green
When it comes to lunch and dinner, always add something green to your plate. Serve spinach with last night’s leftovers or order a salad at your favorite takeout spot. It ups the nutrition of every meal, every time.
13. Drink your coffee and tea without sugar
Instead of squeezing honey and adding packets of sugar into your morning beverage, keep your blood sugar level by skipping these unnecessary additions.
14. Cook one serving
If portion control is a problem, cook single-size servings of your favorite foods. Simply divide your favorite recipes accordingly and skip out on temptation.
15. A little bit of hunger isn’t bad
According to Bellamy, “you should feel mild to moderate hunger three to four times a day at your scheduled mealtimes.” When your hunger returns, it’s a signal from your body that it’s time to refuel!
16. Leave space for smart indulgences
Plan ahead, and keep your diet extra clean leading up to your special indulgence. It will make the whole experience that much sweeter.
17. Move all the time
Whatever you do, keep moving. Walk after you eat. Take the stairs/ Park at the furthest parking spot to the store. Carry a basket at the grocery store instead of using a pushcart. Every little bit helps to get you losing weight for good.
I’m Linda. And I tried it all.
Keto, Paleo, Atkins, Vegan, Intermittent Fasting.
And I even listened to that silly baseball guy who talked about the shakes on TV for all those years.
And yet, since I had my second daughter at 28, I had gained even more weight and had not lost any…
Well, maybe a few pounds for a little while but then it all comes roaring back when I stop whatever gimmick I’m on that month.
You should’ve seen me in my college days. I was tall, slim and had been blessed by the good Lord with an hourglass figure that always turned heads.
Hey, it’s how I attracted my husband Tom!
But after Andrea was born… I couldn’t get back down to my normal 130. I’m 5 foot 7, and that was always a great weight on me.
Yet I’ve spent the better part of 20 years pushing 220 pounds.
Then one sleepless night, I stumbled on a health segment on MSNBC…
Featuring Tyler Miller, a Formula One race track designer from Los Angeles, California. What was interesting about this particular health segment was that Tyler shared how a quick 30-second fix…
That he was inexplicably blessed to stumbled upon…
Helped his wife Martha, who had been struggling to lose weight for years…
Finally lose 65 pounds.
Tyler started by exposing the biggest nutrition lies the big fitness and weight loss players preach.
Just to push sales of their fad diets to make millions of dollars.
“To lose weight successfully, you shouldn’t eat less. Nor should you cut out carbs. Nor should you exercise until you drop,” he sternly quipped.
He then shared a multi-year study that demonstrated consistent and aggressive cardio routines have little effect on weight loss.
And that doing lots of endless cardio is actually bad for your health.
At that moment, it dawned on me that how all of the things I thought I was doing right – starving myself, running until I ached, eliminating carbs, yadda, yadda, yadda— they were actually holding me back rather than helping!
Can you believe that?
All that time and effort, not to mention thousands of dollars down the drain because I was fed lies.
Tyler continued to explain how our bodies work. With only some minor changes, no matter your age, shape or size, you can kick your body into fat burning mode for much longer than normal.
Tyler then shared his simple 30-second all-natural “fix” that is scientifically proven to accelerate your metabolism and burn stubborn fat.
I listened intently and jotted down everything I heard as quickly as I could.
I remembered being skeptical — despite Tyler showing a “before” picture and an “after” picture of Martha from a couple of months ago.
But I owed it to myself to at least give this 30-second fix a try.
And really, I was desperate to try anything.
So, that same week, I started the simple 30-second all-natural fix.
You won’t believe what happened next!
In a single week, I lost 9 pounds and could really see the difference right away. My hips seemed slimmer and my jeans started to loosen up.
So I kept following Tyler’s advice and I actually lost 64 pounds total in the next 5 months!
I’m not down to 130, but at my age and for my height, I think 145 is pretty darn good.
And, at 44 years old, I look amazing in a sun dress and I feel 20 years younger… and to tell a bit of a secret… Tom can’t keep his hands off me!
Since then, I have found out that Tyler made it his mission in life to share this healthy weight loss discovery with women all around the world.
Tyler’s discovery has made such a big impact on my life that I would regret it if I did not share his presentation with others.
Imagine waking up every morning full of energy and loving what you see in the mirror…
Imagine enjoying the foods you love: pasta, wine, or even a dessert — completely guilt-free…
And imagine feeling good and living your life without obsessing about every single calorie you eat…
All while knowing your health is being protected by one of the most powerful natural healing rituals ever discovered.
If you’re a woman who has struggled with weight loss, you owe it to yourself to watch Tyler’s presentation and finally have the solution you need to lose weight and take full control of your life once and for all.
The consequences would have been disastrous had I not have strapped on my faith and followed Tyler’s 30-second all-natural fix.
I would never be living the life of my dreams right now…
And I would have continued to gain more weight and be inundated with a whole set of chronic diseases including heart-attacks, diabetes and chronic joint pains.
I really hope it has the same impact on you as it did on me. Because the information you’re about to learn has literally transformed my life.