How to Lose Weight and Still Eat What You Want?

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Can you eat whatever you want to lose weight? Theoretically, yes you could as long as you keep your calories intake lower than calories output ‘the amounts of calories you burn’. In other words, you still need to watch on your dietary calories!

Probably it may sound ‘too good to be true’. But this idea is not only great for your weight loss goal but also good to improve your heart, spirit, and mind.

In general, weight loss diet is often associated with a lot of rules that could be very bothersome. Many times, people who successfully lost their weight then they regained it sooner.

The most important thing is not about remembering the list of foods. It’s much better to focus on a healthy approach to eating. This can help change your bad habits without feeling denied. 

If a weight loss diet doesn’t work for you, you should realize that it is not only about being on /off a weight loss diet’, Michelle May says (the author of a book entitled ‘Eat What You Love and Love What You Eat’).

Try loving on what you eat so you can do it with fun. There is no way to eat healthfully and perfectly all the time. But there is also always a way to control what you eat.

One of simple options, pay attention to the taste of the food. This should help you to become more satisfied without getting overboard. 

And when you did a mistake such as overeating, don’t forget to compensate it by taking a little more physical activity to burn more calories or eating a little less at your next meal.

‘Eating what you love’ doesn’t mean that you can eat everything without any rule! The key is you need to learn how to get in touch with the hungry feeling and how to become more mindful about anything you put in the mouth.

In general, foods high in fiber, protein, and other essential nutrients for the body such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, lean meats, soy products, low-fat dairy products, free-fat dairy products, nuts, and beans should be the foundation of your diet! Also, include more non-processed foods such as whole grain.

You can also consume sweets, and even fatty foods to satisfy your flavor – but eat them in small quantities!

Another key, stop obsessing about certain foods! It’s much better to start learning about how to enjoy them (particularly enjoying foods that can help induce weight loss). Again, if you can eat your weight-loss foods with fun, you can lose more pounds of weight painlessly.

Signs and symptoms of real hunger! In obese people, many times they eat not for fuel (energy). They tend to eat for satisfying their emotions. So, it’s important to understand signs and symptoms of your real hunger.

When your craving is real hunger, you should get better after eating. But when it comes not from your real hunger — your eating will never satisfy you, making you feel bloated, stuffed, or tired after eating.

About counting calories! we are not a robot that can count calories of every food we eat all the time. Counting calories is not natural, and even may make you stress a lot.

If you can enjoy counting calories, it may provide a more structured weight loss.

But if you cannot do this, try eating instinctively! This can improve your confidence on what you eat.

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