When you’re following a weight loss plan, it can feel tempting to focus on all of the “off limits” foods. Why is it that the most tempting, delicious foods are the ones we aren’t supposed to eat too often? But focusing on that concept can only make those items seem even more alluring. And there’s no point in making yourself miserable!
In fact, shifting your attention to a more positive, inclusive mindset can be the key to weight loss success. Rather than focusing on what you can’t have, we suggest that you make a list of the foods you should be eating. In fact, the following ten food options are so healthy that we recommend you eat them very regularly.
- Leafy greens
- Olive oil
- Chia seeds
The above foods are rich in healthy fats, protein, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and more. You could even consider them “super foods” if you look at how rich their nutrient profiles actually are!
Now, we’re not saying that your diet should exclusively revolve around the above food items. And in the case of olive oil, avocados, and walnuts, you don’t want to go overboard. Those items do contain healthy fats and are very good for you. But fat still means calories, so do consider appropriate portion sizes when indulging in them.
But because the above food items are so nutritious, we do recommend a shift in mindset. These, and other very nutritious foods, should become a focus within your weight loss plan. Think about eating in terms of what your body must have in order to support your health, and shift away from thinking about foods in terms of forbidden items. You will find that your temptation to indulge in unhealthy options actually shrinks as you change your viewpoint!
And the best part of all? The above items can be delicious. Check Pinterest or other popular recipe websites to learn all the different ways you can include these must-have foods in your diet. Keeping your menus interesting can be the key to preventing boredom with your weight loss plan.
For more help with putting together a nutrition regimen, give us a call. We can help you understand the right mix of protein, fats, carbs, and other nutrients that will help you achieve your goals.