My Top 3 Tips for Weight Loss

Most of the time when people learn that I am a nutritionist the comment of I need your help losing weight quickly follows. I love helping people achieve their goals but I also like to focus on the long term and not a quick fix. Most of the time when people follow a rapid weight loss plan they are actually losing more lean tissue than fat which in turn slows down your metabolism. As you can see this can lead to a endless cycle. Today, I wanted to share with you my top 3 tips for long term weight loss.

  1. Eat Smaller Portions More Frequently: As you probably already know most portion sizes are way too big in the US and we are programmed to think we need more.  Eating 4-5 smaller more frequent meals throughout the day is an easy way to help achieve your desired goal but keep in mind you should never be consuming less than 1200 calories daily unless under medical supervision.
  2. Slow Down: We live in a fast paced world so I understand eating quickly but in order to lose weight its important to slow down and pay attention to what your body is telling you. Eating slowly and taking smaller bites has been proven to decrease food intake at a meal which leads to weight loss because your body has time to signal to your brain that you are in fact full. So simply slow your roll at the table.
  3. Water: Americans are not drinking enough water. My own husband is not drinking enough water no matter how much I lecture him about it. Water is so important to our bodies but it can also help you to feel fuller sooner at mealtime. In fact, most of the time if you have the munchies you are probably just thirsty so drink up to trim down.