Losing weight and getting permanent results does not have to be difficult or unpleasant. Instead of struggling with a low calorie diet and being constantly hungry, you can lose 20 pounds or more by consuming fewer carbohydrates and more natural fats and protein. The easiest way to get started with a low carb regime is to use a calorie calculator to follow your nutrient intake and spend a bit of time planning your meals to make sure you stick to your new diet. If you are worried about your own will-power, make sure there are no high carb foods in your house. Follow these weight loss tips to get fast and permanent results!
The easiest way to reduce carbohydrates is simply to avoid flour, sugar, pasta and potatoes. It is also possible to start following some diet regime (Atkins, Kwasniewski, Montignac…) to get you started. Diets like these are good if you want to spend less time on planning your meals. Low carb diets have been proven to have excellent long term results and they also have many health benefits especially when keeping your daily carbohydrate intake below 70 grams.
Consume more natural fats
Our body needs a lot of different fats. They are vital for our well-being and an excellent energy source. The idea of a low carb diet is to reduce carbohydrate intake and start using fats as fuel instead. Try to get at least 100 g of fats every day. This will lead to a positive change in your metabolism and you will start to lose weight. Eating foods high on fat will keep you satiated for longer and make you eat less at the next meal. This basically means that you will not be hungry all the time and also eat less during the day. Just one word of warning: avoid trans fats, which are very unhealthy (look for partially hydrogenated oils in the ingredient lists), and eat natural fats instead.
Make sure you get enough protein
Protein is the body’s building material and also important for our immune system. Your body cannot build protein from any other nutrients; you have to get it from your diet. You can get a good estimate about your daily minimum protein need by multiplying your body weight in pounds by.37 or weight in kilograms by.8.
We are so used to eating carbs that it can be difficult to start following a low carb diet in the beginning. Tools like a food diary and different meal plans will get you going. Using a food diary helps you to learn more about nutrients in different foods. It is also a good way to follow your food intake and keeping you motivated. Meal plans are great for getting ideas for what to eat during the day. Once you get used to the low carb diet, it will be easier to go shopping and start improvising, but in the beginning it is easier to follow some kind of a list.
The odds of your favorite foods containing a lot of carbs are high. Stay strong! When you follow a low carb diet regime, you will have fewer cravings in time, but it will take a while before it happens. Help yourself to follow to the diet by not having any high carb foods in the house. Get rid of them when starting the diet and make sure you will not buy more. If you are having a hard time resisting the temptations at the shop, make yourself a shopping list before going shopping and stick to it, no matter what! Don’t even look at the candy counter!
These changes will help you to lose 20 pounds in 2 months and make you feel more energetic. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Try it yourself to see and feel the results!