Diet Tips for the Dieter On The Go
In a world full of distractions and easy, convenient fixes, dieting can seem like an overwhelming challenge; but, all you really need are some diet tips and a little motivation.
Thankfully, you've come to the right place because we're here to give you some quick and easy diet tips.
So you want to lose weight, huh?
It's important to know how to (actually) diet so here's some helpful tips.
First, forget everything you've heard about portion control or calorie counting.
This is what you need to know:
You need to know a thing or two about calories. We believe you need 1,100-1,400 calories daily with 40-50% total caloric intake from lean, adequate protein, 20-25% of calories from healthy fats and 30-35% from complex carbohydrates.
Why is nutrition important?
When giving newbies diet tips, understanding nutrition is an essential component to successful weight-loss. Think about it-the food that we give our bodies is literally the fuel that keeps us going. Compare the food we feed our bodies to the gasoline we “feed” our cars. The quality of that gasoline (or fuel) greatly affects your car's performance. If your car is on empty, it won't be able to perform at its best. The same is true for food.
Nutrition is important for a would-be dieter because they must plan potential meals that incorporate elements of healthy nutrition. Many people skip this step because they think they find legitimate shortcuts. Keep in mind that there are no shortcuts and it would not be wise to skip this step if you want to achieve your goals.
Here's one of the most important and less obvious diet tips:
When you go to the grocery store, get what's on your list and get out. Get out fast before anything distracts you. I don't think I need to explain how hard it is to fight distractions at the grocery store, after a long day, with an empty stomach yelling at you to buy everything in the store.
Here are more strikingly obvious diet tips
You need to know how to cook! There's no sense in learning about nutrition, shopping for wholesome, healthy ingredients and then getting home and not knowing what to do with all those fresh ingredients you just spent your hard earned money on. Diet food can become a nightmare if you don't know how to cook it properly.
Too busy? There is another way
Are you too busy for all of that?
If you are, there's no need to stress it. We can do the cooking for you.
Here is the last and one of the best diet tips we can give you:
Know yourself. If you know you're too busy, start looking for alternatives. Think about a diet delivery service.
With bistroMD, you don't have to sacrifice great taste for nutrition. With over 200 delicious recipes, you don't have to sacrifice your love of food while you satisfy your body's need to eat healthier.
We offer a men and women's diet program; five and seven day meal plans with a customize menu; the option to include our delicious snacks called, EATS; and access to our knowledgeable and friendly registered dietitians.