Weight loss is easy – in theory anyway!
We all know that to lose weight we need to burn more energy than we take in. But how much do you really know about the value of food?
You might think you are on a healthy diet, but are you really?
And what about portion sizes? Do you know what 1 serve of each of the different foods you eat actually is?
How do I stay below my calorie allowance and feel satisfied, not hungry?
And how does different food effect my body?
Food basics – what should I be eating?
Basically – we want you to eat a diet that is low in processed foods and high in fresh foods. Lots of fruit and veg, legumes, make these tasty by using herbs and spices!
Unprocessed food is anything that hasn’t been put through processes to be in the shape and form it is when you buy it. The food that is less processed than another will be better for you, higher in nutrients and fibre and more filling.
– Wholegrain oats are less processed than porridge oats
– Grapes are less processed than raisins
– Brown rice is less processed than white rice
– Potatoes are less processed than chips
– Corn is less processed than cornflakes
If you can follow this simple rule in your everyday life, you are already making huge changes to your diet, without ‘dieting’.
Now in order to not feel hungry with your calorie allowance, your main food source should be carbs – YES carbs! ?’But I usually cut carbs when I’m on a diet’, you may think. I will explain why!
We divide our food into 3 categories (read more here)