For anyone trying to lose weight, the truth is proper nutrition will play a huge role. If you are not committed to proper nutrition, you will be fighting an uphill battle. Lacking proper nutrition will make it far more difficult than it actually needs to be for you to reach your goals. In this article, I want to give you 3 key points that you should consider with respect to your nutrition. If you make these 3 nutritional musts a staple in your regular everyday nutrition, you will reach your goals much quicker.
The first nutritional must for anyone trying to lose weight is to eat 5 to 6 smaller meals through out the course of the day rather than 2 or 3 larger meals. The fact is, eating 5 to 6 smaller meals with speed up your metabolism and allows your body to burn more calories. The faster your metabolism and the more calories you burn the better. Try and space your meals out every 3 hours or so. Men should try to consume 400 to 500 calories per meal where women should try to consume about 300-400 (you may need to adjust accordingly as those numbers are just ballpark averages.)
The second nutritional must is that you want to try and include a lean protein, a complex carb, and good fat in every meal. If you can include lean proteins in complex carbohydrates in most of your meals you will be setting your body up for success. Lean proteins include chicken breast, egg whites, salmon, tuna, turkey breast, top sirloin steak, cod, shrimp, and lobster. Complex carbohydrates include whole wheat or rye bread, oatmeal, sweet potato, baked potato, whole wheat pasta, shredded wheat (all starchy complex carbs), lettuce, broccoli, asparagus, onion, peppers, tomato, corn, and carrots (all fibrous complex carbs.) Also by good fats I mean non saturated or non trans fats. Good fats include olive oil, peanuts, natural peanut butter, bals. Vin. Salad dressing, etc.
The third nutritional must is to drink lots and lots of water. Your body is made up of mostly water. Water is what facilitates many of your bodily functions. Just trust me when I say that water is massively important. Carry a water bottle with you in your car, when you're at work, and when you exercise. The more water you drink the better. Replace soda and other sugar filled beverages with water. Make it a point to drink at least one 2 liters of water per day. Your body will thank you for it and you will reach your goals quicker.
When trying to lose weight (as well as when you lose it and want to keep it off), eat 5 to 6 smaller meals throughout the day, try to have each meal consist of a lean protein and complex carb, and drink lots of water . Follow these steps and you'll be on you way to reaching your goals and do so in much less time.