A good diet is important for our health. But what is a good diet? Why a good diet is important for our health? How can we lose the weight that we have gained? It is simple. Eat more- gain weight. Eat less- lose weight.

A good diet can help us prevent hearth disease and control health problems, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. In a addition, a good diet should cointain a variety of different foods and wide range of nutrition.

Here are tips for weight loss, fast and easy.

1. Stick to your diet, despite the hunger

Tips for sticking to your diet

Many different diets can help you lose weight. However, don’t give up because you get too hungry.

“Hunger is one reason many people don’t stick with a weight loss plan for more than a few weeks. Eat less, and your fat cells will release more hunger hormones and increases your appetite,” says Dawn Noe. “Higher-protein, lower-carbohydrate meal plans are best for controlling your hunger and appetite.”

When you have diabetes, a diet with fewer carbs (like bread, pasta) is also important because you’ll need less insulin. Of course that can help prevent hunger, fat storage and weight gain.

Eat breakfast with high-protein foods like eggs, or Greek yogurt mixed with chia seeds and berries. You’ll find that you stay fuller, longer.

2. Eat only a carbohydrate with fiber attached to it.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrate and fiber, essentially based on legumes, vegetables, fruits, and whole cereals, may be particularly useful for treating diabetic patients because of its multiple effects on different cardiovascular risk factors, including postprandial lipids abnormalities.

Fiber helps improve blood sugar control, helps lower cholesterol, and reduces your risk of chronic diseases.

3. Focus on healthy behaviors

Healthy lifestyle

Replace a goal like “lose 2 pounds a week” with specific mini-goals, like “eat 1 cup of veggies at dinner”. If you’re disappointed in the first place with your weight progress, reflect on how well you stuck to each goal.

Try tracking lifestyle changes, food, exercise and weight in a journal. Nonetheless, check off every week which new habits are going well and which need more work. After all your health is a lifelong journey.

 If you lead with these behaviors, the weight loss will follow.

4. Make plants the foundation of your diet.

Plant foods pyramid

The best approach for a good weight loss diet is, making plant foods the foundation of it.

“Research strongly supports the benefits of plant-based nutrition approaches for weight loss, disease prevention, and overall health,” says Brigid Titgemeier, MS, RDN, LD. “Whether you’re eating vegetarian, paleo, high-fat, vegan, your diet should include a variety of foods from the earth.”

In reality that means enjoying lots of non-starchy vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, apples and pears.

Plant-based foods contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. At the same time they help support your cells and reduce inflammation. They also provide fiber and water, both of which help you feel fuller.

5. No off-limit foods

No off-limit foods

Labeling foods as “good” and “bad,” is bad for your diet. As a matter of fact you fixate on foods you shouldn’t eat but typically still crave.

“Focus instead on choosing the right portions of healthy foods 80 to 90 percent of the time,” says Jennifer Willoughby, RD, CSP, LD. “That, paired with a healthy exercise routine, can lead to long-term weight loss success. And it leaves some wiggle room to enjoy ‘fun foods’ occasionally without feeling guilt or resentment.”

6. Spend your calories wisely

Calories

All calories are not created equal. Your diet shouldn’t consist of addictive foods such as sugar or salt.  Due to that you can develop constant carvings for them, for fear that leads to excess calories and weight gain or inability to lose weight.

Eat foods that are high in lean protein, healthy fats and fiber, and you’ll feel satisfied throughout the day and will rarely get cravings. This will help you maintain a lower calorie level, which will lead to weight loss.

7. Plan meals upfront

Meal prep

Meal planing equals food budget. You decide up front and on purpose what you’ll eat for dinner throughout the week. Meal planning done right can change the game for both your family and your budget. 

When you sit down for dinner tonight, plan what you’ll eat for dinner tomorrow. Whit this in mind this gives you time to take something out of the freezer, chop veggies tonight to put in the crockpot tomorrow morning.