How-to Super Diet: A simple guide to dieting

How-to Super Diet:  A simple guide to dieting

Knowing when, what, and how to eat doesn’t always come as first nature to most people. The first thing you can do is plan.

How-to Start Your Day

Drink a hot cup of water with lemon to kick-start your digestion process for the day and help your body absorb nutrients all day long. Alternatives that give you an extra boost of energy and help aid digestion include healthy coffees and teas. However, if you don’t like caffeine, try making aqua fresca or infused water

Eat or Drink Your Breakfast

Whether you eat breakfast or drink a smoothie or juice, make sure your morning meal will provide you with 25 grams of protein, which studies have shown increases success in weight loss and decreases cravings later in the day.

Build Your Lunch and Dinner

Your lunch and dinner should be made of three key nutrients: non-starchy vegetables, protein, and complex carbs.

  1. Pick a non-starchy vegetable. The unlimited amount you can enjoy (because of it’s low glycemic impact) will add volume to your meals. Suggestions include broccoli, brussel sprouts, spinach, and kale.
  1. Choose your protein. which should be six ounces per day, split between lunch and dinner. This can be things like chicken, turkey, fish, or tofu.
  1. Add in two servings of complex carbs (split between lunch and dinner) which includes foods like lentils, chickpeas, sweet potato, starchy vegetables like corn, peas, or squash, and whole grains like wheat pasta or quinoa.

Add in MUFA (Monounsaturated Fatty Acid) Snacks

Monounsaturated fatty acids help blast fat in the body. You should eat two MUFA snacks a day. Choose between nuts, pumpkin seeds, olives, or something else.

Eat a Serving of Fruit a Day

Whether you prefer to have fruit as a breakfast or dessert, keep your fruit consumption to one serving per day and enjoy any type of fruit you like. According to the American Heart Association, a serving size of fruit is one medium fruit (defined as the size of a baseball); 1/2-cup chopped, cooked, or canned fruit, 1/2-cup of juice, and 1/2 of a banana.