Losing weight does not go hand in hand with feeling hungry all the time as some of you guys may worry about.  Now I know you need to keep your stamina up so here are some healthy weight loss principles, which will allow you to eat and lose weight.  Let’s call it the “eat more” guide. Fruit and vegetables are low in calories and fat but jam packed with lots of nutritional benefits.  Use to bulk out a meal to fill you up or snack on fruit throughout the day to stop the hands delving into the biscuit tin mid morning.

 

Protein is great if you are trying to build up muscle plus protein will keep you feeling full up for longer.  So if you find you are snacking during the afternoon try adding more protein to your lunch.  Add tuna, chicken or prawns to your sandwich or maybe a pasta salad and you’ll lose fat and retain more lean body mass.  Some people, when dieting will end up losing muscle as opposed to fat if they are not careful, which is something I guess you lot don’t want.

Dairy can be tricky for some.  Go for the low fat varieties including low fat yogurts, semi-skimmed milk, low fat cottage cheese.  The result – strong bones, you’ll be thankful of that later on.  Plus all that good bacteria in yoghurts will help keep you healthy.

Water is a must.  I know you are always being told to drink your two liters a day but that’s because it really does make a difference.  It will raise your metabolism, and have your body working at its optimum.  Plus thirst can often be mistaken for hunger as the trigger signals are the same for both.  So keep sipping that water and you will reduce your calorie intake without even being conscious of it.