As a mom of four kids, I’m always looking for ways to make healthier choices to maintain my weight. Being the queen of snacks, I’m not blessed with great willpower, so whenever I’m tempted by something, be it sweets or salty foods, I immediately reach for that cookie jar or handful of potato chips. Although this might work while you are still in the parent phase, as soon as your kids hit the pre-teenage phase, maintaining your weight gets way harder. Between homework, sports, and social activities, there are plenty of ways to sabotage your diet. But that’s nothing new. Kids are mean, especially to their moms – especially when they’re hungry! So what can you do about it?
In my quest to find an easy way to shed off those extra pounds, I came across a high-protein diet that sounded too good to be true. The diet relies on egg whites and chicken to provide all the protein you need. Eggs are an excellent source of high-quality protein and essential nutrients, such as vitamin E and vitamin B. They are also low in calories. When eaten at a restaurant, a large egg white may only count for 70 calories, compared to a large soda, which has 140 calories. And let’s not forget about the health advantages of protein! It promotes muscle growth in adults, and studies have shown that it can help fight diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease.
While it’s true that eggs are high in protein, they aren’t exactly the most convenient food for families on a day-to-day basis. There’s no denying that eggs are a luxury we as parents cannot afford. In addition to being a pain to cook, they are also not the most portable food. This means we either have to eat them cold, or reheat them in the microwave before we eat them. Although we might enjoy the convenience of a hard-boiled egg in the mornings, cold eggs aren’t the healthiest option. So if we are looking for ways to lose weight, it would be wise to avoid them.
Choose The Right Places To Eat Your Breakfast
When you are looking for a way to lose weight, you want to avoid going to restaurants and fast food chains. These places are known for serving highly processed foods that are high in calories. Instead, choose places that offer healthy choices, such as coffee shops, bakeries, and food courts. If you absolutely must go out for breakfast, go to a sit-down restaurant with table service. This way, you can choose what you want and how you want it. If you have high cholesterol, you might want to avoid eating fried foods and opt for grilled versions instead. And please don’t drink soda with your meal, as it will only add up (no pun intended) to extra calories and empty the bladder. This may cause you to lose a little more weight, but it won’t be healthy. Coffee is an excellent choice instead, as it contains no calories and has a low glycemic index. Glycemic index measures how carbohydrates in food affect your blood sugar levels, and foods with a high GI cause your blood sugar to rise more quickly than usual after you eat them. As for the coffee itself, make sure to buy the best quality you can find. Cheap coffee will have poor quality, and this could even be harmful to your health. Always read the ingredients list before purchasing any pre-made coffee, as this will help you determine what items are contained in it. Coffee beans come from around the world and have different flavors and aromas. These factors make it more interesting for coffee drinkers to try new kinds of coffee.
Eat Proteins In The Morning
Since we are talking about losing weight, it would be wise to focus on eating proteins in the morning, as this will make it easier to have them at lunchtime. Eating proteins in the morning helps to increase satiety, which is a feeling of fullness that comes from eating food. When you eat proteins in the morning, it naturally suppresses the appetite, so it’s easier for you to control how much you eat throughout the day. Having lots of proteins in the morning also provides your body with essential nutrients that it needs in order to function optimally. This means that if you want to lose weight, you should start eating proteins in the morning.
Replace Unhealthy Habits With Healthy Ones
As we established above, eating fast food and processed foods is not recommended if you want to lose weight. These foods contain a lot of empty calories that will make you gain weight regardless of how much you eat. Instead, it would be beneficial to replace these foods with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. You should also try to cut back on the amount of sugar you consume, as too much sugar can cause you to put on weight. Finally, make sure to drink plenty of water, as this will keep you hydrated and aid in weight loss. To be able to lose weight, you must have a healthy diet and exercise routine, so make sure to set up a daily exercise regime and stick to it. Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to a healthier, more active lifestyle in no time!