When The Kids Go Back To School Make Now Your Time!
It is still warm, and we are still battling Covid, but the kids will eventually go back to school. You may have more time to do something for yourself. I hate to even say it – but the Holidays will be here soon!
If you are considering weight management, start now! Planning is key and giving yourself enough time to achieve your goal. Planning decreases your susceptibility to emotional or environmental cues that could lead to poor food and activity choices.
There are several things that dieters should keep in mind as they work to drop the pounds.
Start your day with protein and you are less hungry and tend to eat fewer calories during the day. Make sure your protein and carbohydrates are balanced. Eat medical grade protein bars and snacks to assure you are getting the correct balance and calories.
Learn the calorie value of food and practice portion control. Aim for a greener plate. Cover 2/3 of the dish with plant-based foods (grains, vegetables, and fruit.) Plan your menu to use whole grains and mostly green vegetables. Fill the remaining third with lean protein.
Remember, fat is a concentrated source of calories. Controlling total fat intake improves calorie control.
Drink lots of water or other non-caloric beverages. Not only is water healthy, an ice-cold glass can do wonders for curbing your appetite.
Eating small meals 4 to 5 times a day helps curb your appetite and keep your metabolic rate steady. Keep healthy snacks and low-calorie finger foods on hand to avoid eating those high calorie ones.
Planning meals makes you less susceptible to bad choices and helps you stay positive. Plan your meals before you make that grocery store trip. Do not go to the store hungry!
There is another way to plan your weight loss, go to a medical professional that specializes in weight management. They can formalize your program with the help you need and offer medication to curb your appetite when appropriate. Like anything worth doing, guidance from a professional is always key.
Receive a free consultation, call Etcetera Medical Group 661-259-8884
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