If your weight always seems to be going up and down and you’re either hungry from following an unsustainable diet or packing on the pounds from eating normally, you’re certainly not alone. But how do we find the happy medium? Registered dietitian Keri Glassman says it’s all about improving your diet long-term, not dieting short-term.
Glassman suggests focusing on eating whole, real foods, including as many veggies, lean proteins, and healthy fats as possible. And she says we don’t need to worry if the vegetables are roasted in lots of oil or if the protein comes in the form of a burger, which makes it a lot easier.
But Glassman says the key to ending that up and down weight cycle is to learn to feel satisfied instead of full. She says learning to stop eating when you’re satisfied but not stuffed will change how you eat forever. And she says the way to start doing that is by putting down your fork between each bite to help you slow down and notice how full you are.
Working out regularly is important, too and Glassman explains that the more fit you feel the more motivated you are to exercise and eat well. She also says focusing on a fitness goal, like running in a 5k race or being able to use a 20-pound kettlebell is better than thinking about working out to lose weight. And remember, making those healthy changes for the long-term takes time, so be patient.
Source: Women’s Health