weighing food

Some diet plans have you weighing out everything you eat. At the very least this tends to take some of the fun out of meal times, but does it help you get your portion sizes right and help you lose weight?

Much like calorie controlled diets (more info on those here), diets that advocate weighing your food have a fundamental problem. It divorces you from your body’s individual needs and requirements.

Your exact food requirement is not the same as somebody else’s so you cannot eat a prescribed weight of food and expect that to be right for you. This is not a healthy weight loss plan and is highly likely to mess up your metabolism. This will consequently reduce your energy levels and have you feeling pretty rubbish.

A far better weight loss solution is getting back in tune with your body and eating what your body needs. The following steps with help you get there.

Eat when you are hungry

You don’t have to wait until a pre-prescribed meal time. If you are genuinely hungry you should eat. If you are between meals have a healthy snack.

Stop eating when you are satisfied 

Many people eat until they are really full, or even bloated, sometimes in an effort to clear their plate. I was brought up to clear my plate no matter what – “it’s rude to leave food” or “children are starving in Africa”. Eating too much and getting fat doesn’t help starving children, it took me a while to realise that :)

Chew well and eat slowly

The stretch receptors in your stomach take time to feed back the message to your brain that you are full. This mechanism works really well when you take time with your food – chew well and eat slowly. When you wolf your food down it is very easy to overshoot the mark and get too full.

The other vital ingredient to getting slim is education about food and nutrition.

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Your weight loss solution can be a lot easier than you think, but you do need the correct information to be successful. You need an understanding about nutrition, and you can get that from an expert who will guide you until you know this stuff.

My next fat loss course is starting 26th September.

You can find out more details here, and take advantage of the introductory offer. In addition to this offer I’ll give the person who leaves the best comment another 50% off.

Uber Health :)