Weight loss is one of the main resolutions that people want to take control of each New Year. By the time the end of January comes around, that resolution has flown out the window. Eating healthy can be hard enough for a month, let alone the entire year, but it can be done. Think about how the contestants on The Biggest Loser get the motivation to eat smarter and for the majority, they continue through the year and each year to stay healthy.
Here are a few Biggest Loser tips to eating smarter year round.
Eat more, not less
According to The Biggest Loser Season 11 winner, Olivia Ward, says that, eating less food is not always the best option. When you are not eating the proper type of food and the amount of calories for the day, you will feel famish and constantly hungry. Usually when you are starving before the next meal, you did not eat enough nutrients in the previous meal. For example, Olivia eats a proper breakfast each morning such as an egg omelet with vegetables and pairing it with Greek yogurt and berries.
The 4-3-2-1 Pyramid consists of eating four servings of fruits and vegetables, three servings of lean protein, two servings of whole grains and one serving and 200 calories of extras. The pyramid is used often with The Biggest Loser and it gives you enough fiber to keep you full longer. Your blood sugar and hunger will stay in check because you are eating several smaller meals and snacks without waiting longer periods for a main course meal.
Watch Your Number of Servings
You have all the right foods to eat healthy that has all the right contents of protein, low fat, low calories, etc, however, one of the things that are overlooked is the number of servings . Bob Harper, a trainer on The Biggest Loser, says that you have to keep watch on everything of what is in your food and the servings. For example, some people may not realize that a healthy meal may say that it contains 250 calories; however, there are two servings for that meal. This means that if you eat both servings, you will have consumed 500 calories. Bob says that when you are label-literate, you will be eating healthier.
Are You Ready to Eat Smarter?
Cheryl Forberg, the nutritionist of The Biggest Loser, has excellent tips on eating smarter and has recipes that will help you eat better. She has structure meals according to the Biggest Loser plan that you can find from the resources listed below.
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