They key term here is MODERATION, instead of cutting out your favorite foods altogether and driving yourself crazy, just be a “slim shopper”.
A good amount of protein in each meal is essential to staying on track with your diet, protein is the ultimate fill-me-up food, it keeps you feeling full for longer. Protein also helps preserve muscle mass and encourages fat burning. So be sure to incorporate healthy proteins into each meal. Some great sources of protein include: White-Meat Poultry, Seafood, Milk, Cheese, Yogurt, Eggs, Beans, Lean Beef etc.
Keeping a food journal is a full proof way to monitor what you eat, having a record of all your meals will remind you of your consistency and ensure you stay on track. We suggest writing down in detail what you’ve eaten within 15 minutes of your meal, this will help you stick to your daily food and calorie goals.
Vegetables are nutrient-dense, meaning they pack maximum nutrition value with minimal calories, leaving you more full on fewer calories. You should aim to consume five servings a day of veggies, whether as a snack, on a sandwich or on the side of a chicken breast.
Generally speaking, it is easier for an individual to stay on track with a fitness regime first thing in the morning because there is less time for family, evening plans, commuting, late nights in the office, and other distractions to get in the way. Fatigue from a long day can also lead to skipped evening workouts.
An important factor that needs to be considered when looking to speed up your metabolism is of course meal portions.