Here is an extremely effective weight loss tip for all of those dieting out there - Keep your favourite meals to a minimum. There is nothing wrong with eating your favourite pizza or pasta or even those snacks that you always like to munch on whenever you are watching TV as long as you the portion is small. Just enough to satisfy your cravings. Here are some effective weight loss tips to achieve that objective.
Slice it right
Do you like pizza? How can you enjoy it without piling on the kilos? Putting in high-kilojoule extras such as sausage and pepperoni are a major disadvantage for your weight loss regime. Instead, pile on as many veggies as you like they'll help you fill up. Ask your pizzeria to cut back on the cheese (some restaurants will use ricotta, which is an ideal alternative cheese.)
Open your sandwich
Take the top off, by skipping that extra slice of bread, you save about 336 kilojoules per sandwich and it is extremely helpful for weight loss. Want an even lighter lunch? Try a Korean sandwich - beef and a light sauce wrapped in a lettuce leaf.
Transform your takeaway
When buying Chinese food, order some steamed or stir fried vegetables along with your favourite chicken or prawn dish. Combine generous serves of the veggies with small portions of the other dishes in a bowl so you can see ow much you are consuming. This way, you enjoy your favourite tastes with fewer kilojoules.
Pep up your pasta
There's nothing wrong with pasta or any other carbs such as bread or crackers. The problem is the portion size (and what you put on it, such as butter, cheese or creamy sauces) some people eat enough for two in a single serving. Here is an effective weight loss tip for those pasta lovers out there, why not bulk up your serving with vegetables tossed into a tomato-based sauce? And you can still enjoy that pasta
Downsize your snacks
Notice all those jumbo-sized bags of snacks - pretzels, baked potato chips, and the like - that are available at the supermarket? They seem tempting and economical is you're stocking up or have a big family but they're also a pitfall for anyone wanting to lose weight. Never buy the big size of anything. Why? You will probably eat that whole big bag if it's front of you. So pick up the snack size instead. That way, you know exactly how much you are eating. Of course, the bigger bag is often better value, so another way to downsize your snacks is to buy that large bag, but as soon as you get it home, divide the snacks into small portions and store them in reusable containers. Keep them out of sight
Dilute your drinks
One reason why people have gained so much weight over the past twenty years is excessive liquid kilojoules. A few years ago, there were no special coffees delivering up yo 2100 kilojoules per serve. Coke came in a 200ml bottle (equating to approximately 420 kilojoules), yet now we are confronted with 600 ml bottles: that's 1260 kilojoules, supposedly for one person! Cordials, soft drinks (including sports drinks) and even fruit juices are loaded with sugar, yet we swig them down to quench out thirst, unaware of how high in energy they are. To have an effective wight loss is to limit all those liquid kilojoules by drinking everything over ice or dilute beverages with tap or mineral water. Plain water, or course, is the best thirst quencher and it is kilojoule free, and fortified, which is good for your teeth.