Be Practical About Weight Loss
Written by Jane Tucker| Monday, 17 November 2008| There are 0 comments
If you're serious about losing weight and getting healthy maybe the first thing you should do is clear your kitchen cupboards of unhealthy foodstuffs and go shopping for healthy and nutritious food!
The second thing to do is make sure that you do not go shopping when you are hungry. Always plan your food shopping trips after you have had a good meal so that you will not be led astray by unhealthy snacks. Be realistic and sensible when buying healthy food and allow yourself an occasional treat every now and again.
Another important tip is to buy healthy food in bulk. don't just stock up for a week because if you run out of food at home the chances are that you will ring up for an unhealthy takeaway. Breakfast is probably the most important meal that you will eat at home and therefore when you buy healthy breakfast cereals for example, buy lots of it! Buying in bulk is also cheaper in the long term and will save you the hassle of going to the supermarket all the time.
The secret when buying fresh food which you cannot stock up on is to find a friendly local fruit and veg seller who can advise you on what is fresh and seasonal everyday. If you buy substandard fruit and vegetables very soon you will get fed up with them and go back to unhealthy eating habits. It is essential that you always get the very best fresh fruit and vegetables if you are serious about maintaining healthy eating habits.
Planning is essential for healthy eating. Working out a few days in advance what you are going to eat can minimise the chances of you falling off the bandwagon and eating unhealthily. Remember that healthy eating should not be considered as a fad to follow for a few weeks but something which you must stick with for the rest of your life in order to attain the full benefits of healthy living and weight loss.