A times, life can be decidedly cruel and unfair. If you want evidence of this, just look at the fact that pizza, cheesecake, donuts, cheeseburgers, fast food, and other unhealthy foods that promote obesity happen to taste so great, whereas healthy produce like salads and fresh veggies, well, not so much.
Unless you happen to be especially fortunate, there’s a chance that you will have struggled with your weight at some point in your life, and who knows, you may be on a mission to lose weight at the moment. In fact, as you’re reading this article today, you are likely looking for assistance when it comes to losing weight, and you’ve come to the right place.
If you search the web for “advice” on weight loss, you’ll be inundated with article after article looking at various methods to lose weight, with much of the advice offered actually contradicting itself.
Weight loss can be achieved in a variety of different ways, but the most important thing to remember is that you must be safe.
Here are 3 healthy ways to lose weight.
If you tell somebody you want to lose weight, the first thing they’ll tell you is that you need to diet, or the first thing they’ll ask is what kind of diet you plan on following.
In reality, dieting is not conducive when it comes to losing weight at all.
The word ‘diet’ implies a quick fix, when truthfully, weight loss should be about making sustainable lifestyle changes.
Sure, you can follow a low calorie diet plan and eat foods you dislike while constantly finding yourself hungry, but what tends to happen is that once you lose the weight you’ll binge on all of the foods you denied yourself for so long, and you’ll gain the weight back.
Not only that, but diets are mentally and physically draining and can leave you feeling miserable which is the last thing you need when you’re hungry and are craving something unhealthy.
Cook healthy meals you enjoy
People seem to think that in order to lose weight, you need to live on salads, steamed veggies, grilled chicken breast, and other bland and tasteless foods.
The truth of the matter is that, in order to lose weight, you simply need to consume fewer calories than your metabolism needs to maintain itself in its current form.
This means that you can cook a variety of healthy and low calorie meals that are packed full of flavour.
Find healthy ingredients you enjoy and look online for recipes you can turn them into.
Be sure to use healthy ingredients that you actually enjoy eating, don’t cook with ingredients you take no pleasure in eating, just because they’re healthy and low in calories because that just isn’t sustainable.
Cook healthy versions of your favourite fast foods
Okay, before we go any further, we’re not going to try to convince you that you can cook a low calorie, healthy, delicious bacon double cheeseburger that tastes just as good as it does from your favourite fast food joint because you can’t.
What you can do however, is cook similar variations which are still very tasty and healthy, and are sufficient enough to satisfy your cravings.
Whether you cook a cheeseburger with lean steak on wholemeal bread, a pizza using wholemeal dough, fresh passata, feta cheese, and grilled veggies, or anything else, if you get creative and choose the right ingredients, you can cook healthy alternatives to unhealthy junk foods that taste great and help you to lose weight.