Increase Energy, Improve Skin Tone and Lose Weight with These Dietary Changes

There’s an overwhelming amount of information on the internet, on the TV, in magazines and in the latest gossip going round at the gym on the best ways to get healthy and lose a few extra kilos. You may of tried many of the crazy diets that state ‘’ lose 20 pounds in 20 days’’ or ‘’drop a dress size’’ while only drinking shakes!? But most of them are just crazy, fad diets that may get you losing weight in the short term, but they’re not actually good for your overall health or a sustainable way to eat.

The key to a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable and enjoyable is to adopt healthy habits that suit your requirements. Everyone is different and has different needs and amounts of time in the day, but there are a few healthy habits that everyone can adopt to help boost their overall health. There is no quick fix – aim to start slowly building healthy habits and dietary changes into your lifestyle, to reap long term benefits.

Eat Vegetables and Protein with Every Meal

A diet high in lean protein and fibre rich vegetables has been shown to benefit weight loss. Simply swapping out that massive plate of pasta drenched in sauce for chicken/beef/fish or tofu with vegetables will make a huge difference to the waist line. Consult with a healthy meal delivery service to help prep and deliver protein and vegetable rich meals straight to your door!

Minimise Sugar Intake

Many people consume more sugar than they think they do through fizzy drinks, yogurts, refined carbohydrates and baked goods. Look for lower calorie options and opt for fresh water instead of fizzy sodas. When you want a sweet treat look for desserts made from real fruit and eat wholegrain carbohydrates which will slow the spike in blood sugar and give you a more sustained amount of energy. Look through the healthy meal options and gluten free desserts in the Cameron’s Kitchen menus.

Eat Healthy Fats

Eating the right type of healthy fats can actually help you lose weight. Aim to make your diet rich in; avocado, nuts, seeds, eggs, oily fish and healthy oils like olive and coconut oil. Healthy fat will help you stay full, give you energy and decrease cravings.

Add Spice to Your Life

Spices like chilli, cayenne pepper, mustard, cumin, cinnamon and ginger to name a few can aid in weight loss by increasing the body temperature and metabolism. The metabolism is the rate your body coverts food into energy and having a fast metabolism means you’ll burn more fat, even when at rest. Cameron’s Kitchen has a range of spice rich meals you can have delivered to your door with their healthy meal delivery service.

Increase Water Intake

Drinking enough water will help you stay hydrated, improve skin tone, help to flush out toxins and assist you in maintaining a healthy weight. Studies have shown that people who were not keeping themselves hydrated, had higher BMIs (body mass indexes), than those who were properly hydrated.