Lose Weight? Get Back To Basics!

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Are you tired sifting updated weight loss programs that promise a quick solution to shed off pounds? Probably, the most envious of it all is the rampant display of toned celebrities in glossy magazines flagging “Know My Tricks to Lose Weight!” We already heard multiple experts giving advice how to combat food addiction, only we are drowned with too much information that can lead to confusion.

Forget Jane Fonda, the basic element to lose weight is to determine the right amount of food you ingest. Besides, why skip all the food you love if you can eat them? Anyone can satisfy its palate without emphasizing the need to look-up on the notes of the expert. That’s why in this article, I will show you the basic tricks for a healthy diet that can ignite your ailing motivation to lose weight.

Think about the Japanese simple way of life. They are too meticulous on their diet particularly those living in the rural areas. Let’s see how they set their meals. The ‘Gohan’ is arranged in smaller cups bringing more reasons to control your hunger pangs not to overindulge the food in front of you that even the juiciest wagyu seasoned with shoyu and herbs will never tempt to flare up your appetite.

The pleasure in eating has been diminished throughout the years as the people are become too dependent on fast food chain. The essence of a meal reflects not only on the luscious recipes but more on the pleasure it gives to savor those succulent flavors of each ingredients.

But, the question is how can we enjoy a meal?

Enjoying a meal is not only having a good and playful conversation, but also setting the right mood. Ambiance helps create a mood that might entice our appetite; but, trust me it won’t give you an excuse to over enjoy steak. Cut your freshest flower in the garden and make it as a centerpiece on your dining table. 

Place a small aromatic candle. The trick here is to enjoy these mini creations of yours while eating. Your eyes will be busy wandering those things in front of you. This is what we call ‘pleasures of eating’. You don’t have business appointments now, right?

But, what if there is?

We go to the second trick. The Plate Control is important for confused dieters who don’t know how to limit their food intake. No. We are not using a small plate, but an ordinary plate we used at home. Upon taking whatever food serves on the table, make it sure to divide the plate in three sections – carbohydrates, protein, and vegetables.

On the upper right side of the plate, put the vegetables on it. We need fiber to help flush out toxins in our body. Then, place the protein on the left side as we need it to build muscles. And on the lower section is the carbohydrates. Note that this plate control is optional and depending on your diet or underlying condition, you can reverse the three.

The last trick, know the nutrients of your food. We don’t want to eat just like that without knowing the basic vitamins and minerals present on every meals. For example, you cooked classic spaghetti. In your ingredients, there are tuna, pasta noodle, cheese, tomato sauce, and parsley. In just one recipe, it is already considered to be a complete food. No need to add garlic bread on it. Why? The pasta noodle is a good source of carbohydrates.

For beginners, it is important to know our body. Besides, the key to every successful diet is control, determination, and stick to the plan. Be smart in making food choices as it is the first one you need to give attention to reach your goal.


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