The warm weather is here, and that means more time outside and less time cooped up indoors with nothing to do. But, warmer weather does bring those shorts and tank tops, and many may feel uncomfortable with the few extra pounds they have gained during the winter.
Summer is tricky — you want to be carefree and enjoy the weather but it can be tempting with all the unhealthy foods out there (hello ice cream!) So, our weight loss center has come up with some easy weight loss tips and tricks that will get you losing weight without even thinking of it! After all, the easier the weight loss plan the better, right?
Tip 1: Put everything on your plate
Chances are you may have heard the trick of eating off smaller plates as a way to eat less food while still feeling full. This does work, but only if you put everything on your plate before you eat it. So don’t eat out of a package, box, or bag, and lay everything out in front of you. You are less likely to overeat when you see your entire meal all at once.
Tip 2: Create your diet based on things that grow outdoors
You don’t have to become a vegetarian, but if you load up your plate with things that come from the ground, you can fill up much faster than you’d think. It doesn’t matter how much of these fruits, veggies, and legumes you are eating — they’re full of fiber and good carbohydrates — just make sure they take up the majority of your plate.
Tip 3: Stick to a list
We’ve all been there, grocery shopping without a list and we bring home a bunch of junk food. All you need to do is to plan your meals ahead of time and you won’t be tempted to buy or eat anything unhealthy. This method can work for the majority of dieters as 61% prefer to use regular grocery store food for all their meal prep.
If you are looking for additional weight loss help, don’t worry — our medical weight loss center will be adding new tips soon in our next blog post!