It’s the middle of January…how are your New Year’s resolutions/goals coming along? Here are a few tips to help you reach your health-related goals while maintaining a thrifty budget.
Eat Fat. I know that sounds like counter-intuitive and maybe even bad advice. However, we were told for so long that we needed to eat a “low fat diet” in order to lose fat. However, science has proven that to be wrong. Our bodies need fat in order to burn fat. What’s key to remember is that our bodies do best with “good fats,” like olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, and nuts.
Eat Slowly. The other important thing to remember when it comes to eating fats is listening to your body to know when you are full. Think of the times when you’ve eaten too much too fast. Minutes after you finish your
binge meal, you realize you overdid it. We’ve all been there! There’s a delay between the time our tummy is full and time our brain can send us the signal that our tummy is full. So, eat slowly.
Eat Less. Eating good fats has another advantage (besides burning fat); it also allows us to eat less and still be satisfied. That is just as important to weight loss as eating the right foods. Eating less and being satisfied is a great way to lose weight…and save money. Seriously. The Standard American Diet includes a lot more food (lots of it not any good for our bodies) than our bodies need. You’ll find that your meals will stretch just a little bit more. Not a bad perk, is it? 😉
Eat. Too many people are starving themselves in January in the name of “cleansing,” health, and weight loss. Most of those people will put the weight back on throughout the year. Don’t be one of those people. Eat, and enjoy it!
How are you doing with your health-related 2014 goals?
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