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What to Eat to Lose Weight
Effective Meal Plans for Men and Women
The food that we eat is the biggest factor in being slender or being overweight or even worse, obese.
We all know this to be true except for certain medical conditions where food is not the main factor.
However, for most of us, we have gotten fat eating processed food. That is all that there is to it.
The cure is to eat real food and to reshape your body one meal at a time.
This is not rocket science. Of course, if we look at the plethora of books and programs on weight loss, one might think that it is, but you will see that it is not.
You will be shocked once you start having real food, how quickly your body adjusts and starts to lean out.
I am only going to speak here about what to eat to lose weight.
I am not a medical professional, so if you have any specific medical conditions, please check with your physician first.
I will speak in other articles about effective exercises to reshape your body from flab to fit, but here, I want to focus on what to eat to lose weight.
Let’s start with the evening before you begin your program.
My suggestion is for you to do everything possible to get a good night sleep.
Why start a program for losing weight with sleep?
Because getting a good night sleep will set you up for a nutritious breakfast.
A nutritious breakfast is going to keep you feeling great all morning until you have a healthy lunch.
Your good lunch will keep you going to the late afternoon when you have a snack and that will keep you feeling fine till dinner time.
When you have dinner on a day where you started the day with a great breakfast, guess what?
You will already have had three meals with nutrients that your body is happy about and you will be wanting a good meal in the evening.
You will NOT be craving snickers, crackers, chips, pretzels, pizza, bagels, frozen foods.
You have already taken care of your body by feeding yourself real food.
You will have had a stable blood sugar throughout the day and clear thinking through the day.
There will be no reason for your body to be pushing you to binge on ice cream and cake.
Save the ice cream and cake for really special occasions, but for your every day life, getting a good rest the night before will ensure that the following day will be a productive day as far as getting into shape goes.
So, do your best to get to sleep by 10 or 11pm, get in your eight hours and wake up at 7am.
If you already do this, great.
However, if you are watching tv late into the wee hours of the evening, getting up groggy at 7am anyway, rushing off to work with a donut or bagel and coffee in your hand, this is not going to be your best day for getting into shape.
Even worse, many people, I cannot say what percentage, but I am sure you have heard the cry of the martyrs “I have eaten nothing all day!”.
The martyr, you, someone you know, me, we have all done the little to nothing to eat in the morning, and that extends into the afternoon, we might even think that this is a great way to take weight off, but we cannot fight nature.
By evening time, our bodies are in super hunger mode and that is when the binges begin.
In order to break the vicious cycle of eating too little in the morning and way too much in the evening, we have to flip the script.
Get to sleep on time, have a great breakfast, good lunch, a snack when you need it, a satisfying dinner and you will be free.
Free from binges, free from cravings, free from the constant stress, anxiety and tension of not feeling good about your body.
I am not speaking about the desire to look like a model.
I am speaking about the natural sense of discomfort that our bodies give us when we are not taking care of ourselves.
Freedom from the cravings and binges is not a small accomplishment.
Are you ready to find your natural lithe and lean body that is hiding beneath one or more layers of too much fat?
Make it your intention to eat real food to reveal your real shape.
What should you be eating to lose weight?
Let’s get started now.
What to Eat for Breakfast to Lose Weight
2 whole eggs, 2 whites, head of broccoli, garlic, olive oil, light balsamic vinegar, red pepper
1% Cottage Cheese
Left over from Lunch
Broccoli, Red Pepper, Garlic, 2 slices of Turkey, 1 veggie burger
Almonds roasted no salt