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Ten new easy habits to lose weight: part 2

5 – Prepare the same meal for the whole famill

Often meant that we quickly abandon our resolutions is to see in the plates close food we dream and that is prohibited. We say “a handful of chips is not so bad,” “a portion of cake with chocolate, just today,” and before you have time to realize, new habits are swallowed faster than the food in question!

We just said: do not do diet! So your new way of eating you may be suitable for the whole family: fruits and vegetables, lean meats and dairy products, whole grains, etc. Do not think that your children will lack nutrients if they eat like you. On the contrary, they will learn how to eat for life. If it sounds you need, you can “adjust” their menus as needed with milk or larger portions of grain, but the menu will be the same for everyone!
6 – Begin your meal with a soup or salad

To control your appetite, always try to take a bowl of soup or a vegetable salad (without adding a glass of oil) before the meal. The satiety and happen to your brain time that you get to the main course (and dessert!) And you’ll be less likely to throw you over pasta or rice! Where this is not possible, for example, if you are in someone who has cooked a main course, or if you are short on time, you will get the same result by slowly drinking a glass of water just before the meal.
7 – Eat len-ly

If you are hungry, eat quickly, there is a good chance that you consume more food than you really need. Take the time to savor every bite and chew, and you will quickly realize that you do not even need to finish your plate to be full.
8 – Review your portions


The portions being proposed at the restaurant are often 3-4 times larger than those recommended by the Canada Food Guide. In order to really know how much of each food you should eat, do not hesitate to download your copy of the guide and hang it on your fridge. Very quickly, you will know the recommended servings and will not even need to see the document.
9 – Never be hungry!

It’s when subjected privations our bodies we are most likely to pounce on junk food nutrients and yet too rich …

It is essential to make three meals a day (do not skip breakfast!) And also provide some healthy snacks for energy decreases: fresh or dried fruit, chopped vegetables, yogurt, nuts, etc.
10 – Do regular physical activity

You already know … Sport is an integral part of an effective fitness. If it is not possible to travel often you in a gym, try at least to take a more active lifestyle: walk more, get a common transport stop before yours, take the stairs instead of the elevator, go out and play with the kids, gardening, take bike rides on weekends, dance, etc. There are many ways to be active and have fun.

Finally, remember that the only person able to make these changes, it is yourself! As you can see, the above tips will not turn your life into “boot-camp” but they might help you finally lose those few pounds that bother you without you even realizing it. It would be a shame not to try. What have you got to lose, except your love handles?

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Ten new easy habits to lose weight: part 1

All nutritionists say: the best way to lose weight permanently is to do it gradually by improving his diet and lifestyle. Diets only work short term and are entering the body in a downward spiral of weight loss / gain.

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