We are fast approaching summer and warmer weather and if you like many people are looking at your summer clothes thinking maybe I should try to slim down some, we have some great tips for you. Weight loss tips need to be delicious, easy and produce results for us to keep with a new routine. So you will find below some very tasty tips from the team at Tastealotta on how to easily add foods to your diet that can help you lose weight!
One of the best ways to lose weight is to track what you eat. I know you are thinking, one more thing to do! But with all the apps that abound today for tracking diet, weight, and exercise, it’s really incredibly simple. Just go to the App store and choose one that seems simple to you and then record what you eat and your weight each day.
When you are looking for the numbers on the scale to drop, it matters more how much you eat more than what you eat. But you can see trends when you are inputting what you eat each day. Funny, I saw the scale go up over the last week, I hadn’t been eating much and some days much less, but I added in cheese curls made from corn, and over three days I gained 3 pounds, and my activity those days was even more vigorous. Upon reading the contents of the cheese curls I found that were additives for extending shelf life that I was probably reacting to with water gain because the same thing didn’t happen with corn chips. Two days later and no cheese curls and I am down two pounds–end of mystery and bye-bye cheese curls.
Cutting back on heavily processed foods and having more balance in your diet can help your overall health while helping you lose weight in the process. Whole foods, local foods, and eating in moderation can help support better moods, more consistent energy levels, appetite control, and can even help you achieve a better overall body composition. When you get the correct combination for your unique body you can achieve more lean mass and less body fat overall.
Olive oil is a healthy source of monounsaturated fats and medium-chain triglycerides, both of these fatty acids help keep your heart healthy, blood sugar stable, and can also assist in weight loss. All it takes is replacing other fats and butter with olive oil and you can quickly add a tablespoon or so a day. Keep in mind that olive oil is 119 calories a tablespoon and 14 grams of fat, but it’s good fat! You can add olive oil easily to salad dressing, drizzle or dip on bread or pizza, sauté vegetables, mix some into pasta, and substitute it for other oils and butter in baking.
The simplest way to increase calories and increase your nutrition intake is by making nutrient-dense food choices. The founds we discuss below have more nutrition per calorie compared to other foods that may be higher in empty calories. Nearly all vegetables are nutrient-dense with the exception of peas, corn potatoes, and winter squash. Other great sources of foods that deliver good nutrition per calorie are whole grains, fruits, and lean proteins such as chicken, turkey, and fish.
These are all simple foods to add to your meals especially in the summer when we tend to make more salads.
So much good food and some of these vegetables can be sourced locally at our Farmer’s Market. Farm to table is nutritious and fun way to cook. Be sure to stop by Tastealotta for your olive oil, vinegar, and seasonings to help make all these additions to your meals a stunning success.