Originally Answered: how to make eating healthy and weight loss easier (please answer)?
You seem to have a sweet tooth…
Do not eat anything that tastes sweet, or add extra sugar (especially fake sugar) for 3 weeks so your taste buds can readjust.
Maybe start after Halloween because you don’t need Halloween to hit you in the face when you’ll be trying to overcome your cravings.
Don’t beat yourself up if you have a few relapses (but don’t binge)…getting over a sugar addiction is like getting over a nicotine addiction. You never fail, just pick yourself up and go up the next step, under you finish climbing that staircase.
Once your taste buds are readjusted, you’ll taste something sweet and think “how could I ever like that?”
Don’t eat salads for dinner…summer is over. I had a 2 inches piece of kielbasa sausage with homemade vegetable soup yesterday and I’m having meatloaf and grilled potatoes tonight and I’m eating healthy.
Do not have a “diet” diet, where you’re told what to eat, just eat healthy, have a simple healthy diet, so you can satisfy your cravings and you can answer your body’s need for some missing nutrients. Like if I’m building muscle mass, I’ll need a lot of carbs to do the weight training (because it’s anaerobic and fat burning shuts down) and then I’ll get huge cravings for eggs, nuts or a good juicy filet mignon (need for proteins for the “repairing stronger” part) otherwise, I would only eat eggs or meat like once a week.
Eating healthy is about avoiding the unhealthy food as much as possible. Once you stay away from fast food (any restaurant food, really), packaged and boxed food (except for bread, pasta and rice, if you don’t make your own bread/pasta), canned food, prepared and processed food, then you’re left with the fruits/veggies, whole wheat food (the brown kind of bread, pasta), brown rice, lean meat and the good kind of oil (olive, avocado, nuts, fish). You can have any of the bad stuff occasionally so they don’t become forbidden obsessions. Have some French fries, or one slice of pizza (with your favorite veggies) or a cookie, once in a while. Just don’t do it every day and watch for portion sizes.
Also the cooking method can double the calorie content of a meal, so learn about healthy cooking without having to add extra fats, like using a steamer (using water), a rotisserie (using heat and herbs), a slow cooker (using homemade broth and herbs), a pressure cooker, a grill…
Once you cook your own meals, you can control the calorie content because your control the cooking method and all the ingredients. A lot of people are overweight because they keep eating food that they did not cook.
You should eat enough to cover your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) or your body will adapt to a low caloric intake and lower your metabolism, making it very hard for you to use your fat reserves. And then, as soon as you would eventually start eating normally again, you would make fat reserves very easily, because you would have a lower metabolism and therefore regain all the weight you lost and keep going up, unless you exercise A LOT.
Women’s Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR):
655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - minus (4.7 x age in years)
Don’t worry about which body parts what exercise will work. You’re more than the sum of your parts. Do whole body workouts so you get a balanced body. If you walk/jog, which is more about aerobics (for fat burning and cardiovascular health), it’s still somewhat of a lower body exercise so you need to compensate with whole body workouts (like swimming) or focus more on the upper body while doing weight training (calisthenics and using small weights).
What exercises to do…for aerobics, anything you like and for which you can access.
You’ll burn one pound of fat reserves for 3,500 calories of exercising.
For weight training, look up calisthenics and using small weights and fell the burn.
Ask specific questions to get specific answers, like asking about the THR zone (Target Heart Rate) while doing aerobics or the number of reps you should do while doing weight training.