Monday, May 12, 2014
If you have a strategy, losing weight won't feel like an insurmountable battle. Here, Dr. Oz gives some of his favorite weight-loss tips that you can absolutely do.
1. Automate your eating by planning your meals ahead of time.
That way you're less likely to make an unhealthy last-minute food choice.
2. Oats are your best buddy!
Eating a cup of oatmeal in the morning will prevent you from gorging in the afternoon.
3. Healthy fats foods can be your best friend too!
Foods with healthy fats such as olives, salmon and walnuts help you feel satisfied.
4. Avoid skipping meals.
Skipping meals can cause your body to go into a fat-storing starvation mode, making it harder to burn calories.
5. Got nuts with nuts.
Eating a handful of nuts will help you stay full. Try soaking them in water for a different texture.
Use meditation to help you cope with chronic stress, which can lead you to crave feel-good carbs.
7. Change your cooking style.
You may be used to fried foods but there are other, sometimes healthier, ways to cook including: roasting, steaming, poaching, baking, braising and broiling.
8. Shopping List is a must!
Do your grocery shopping with a list and a time limit; that way, you're less likely to stray into the processed foods section.
9.Drink, Drink, Drink!
Don't confuse thirst with hunger. Drink a glass of water when you feel hungry to see if that's what you're really craving.
10. Complimentary meal - No Thank You!
When out at a restaurant, ask the server to hold the bread, snack mix or chips and salsa that might come before the meal. If you're hungry, you'll be tempted.
Simple? Definitely. Difficult? It is Do-Able! Good Luck!