Weight Loss Tip
What to Eat for Long-Term Weight Loss
by Gillian Marloth and Teigh
From the Million Dollar Body Club - Join Today and Workout to
Gillian Marloth and Teigh McDonough, those
funky co-creators of Yoga Booty BalletTM, believe that "to change your body, you have
to change your mind." So instead of offering quick-fix diet tips, they'd rather
help you revamp your everyday eating habits and your lifestyle so you'll make
better choices and have long-lasting weight loss results. Here are a few of
their diet guidelines on how to get the body of your dreams.
Protein with each
meal. This becomes especially important as you begin to work out
harder and need more protein to repair and rebuild muscle tissues. But just
like carbs and fats, not all proteins are created equal. Choose low-fat items
such as skinless chicken breasts, egg whites, lean beef, whey protein shakes,
legumes (beans, peas, etc.), and low-fat dairy options to keep your dietary fat
and cholesterol level under control.
- "Good" fats. "Bad fats" are trans fats
and saturated fats that elevate cholesterol and clog your arteries. These are
found in a lot of fast food items and "solid" fat products such as margarine,
butter, and animal fats. "Good" fats, or unsaturated fats, on the other hand,
have been shown to reduce harmful cholesterol and work positively in the body
to increase energy and give your skin, hair, and eyes that hi-pro glow. These
fats are found in nuts, olive oil, seeds, and avocados. But remember that a
little fat goes a long wayeach gram of dietary fat contains 9 calories!
- Healthy snacks or mini meals. The
more healthfully you snack, the more you will find yourself craving proper
nutrition. Try to keep a bag of unsalted almonds or raw trail mix in the car.
Apples and bananas are great and don't even require a bag. Plain or low-fat,
low-sugar yogurt or cottage cheese is also great for a quick mini meal.
- Spice it up! Discover natural
seasoningsbalsamic or rice vinegar mixed with olive oil makes a great salad
dressing; fresh basil chopped into a salad gives it a new kick; and a squeeze
of lemon or lime mixed with a bit of pepper or turmeric can transform your
bland fish into a tasty dish.
- Soupthe late-night snack. If
you're starving late at night, try some low-sodium soup. Soups tend to be low
in calories, fill your belly, and satiate the urge for something warm. Because
we tend to eat soup slowly, it is difficult to overeat. There are many healthy
soups to choose frombut make sure to read the label. Or better yet, make your
own using fresh veggies.
slow down. Chew slowly and thoroughly to improve digestion and
increase the feeling of satiety after each meal. A good trick to help you slow
down is to put down your knife and fork after each bite, picking them up again
only after you've chewed and swallowed. Also wait 20 minutes before going back
for seconds; it takes your body that long to figure out that it's full.
Yoga Booty Ballet
is a trademark of Goddess in Training, Inc