Losing weight and keeping it off isn’t for sissies! But following these pointers goes a long way in helping you stay in shape and keeping healthy. Take some time to think about how you can improve on each, then write those steps down and put them somewhere visible to keep you motivated and on target.
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1. Eat Protein at Every Meal
Protein helps you feel fuller longer, recharges your muscles after intense workouts, and according to recent research, sheds more fat than muscle. For an extra protein boost (to add to your shake, sauces, mashed veggies, anything goes!), try Herbalife Personalized protein Powder, which is composed of pure protein).
2. Breakfast: the most important meal of the day
More than 10,000 successful dieters who have lost more than 15kg and kept it off for more than a year say that eating breakfast is a key strategy. The best breakfast is one that contains both protein and fiber to boost your energy levels and help you stay satiated throughout the day. ie. Your easy, convenient Herbalife shake, which ticks all the nutritional boxes in only 217 calories!:
3. 5-9 Servings of Veggies and Fruit
Time and time again, research has shown that eating more vegetables is essential for long-term weight loss, which is why you should aim for five to nine servings a day. Vegetables fill you up with the fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients important for overall good health in a low-calorie, high volume package. Fruits are also bursting with fiber and antioxidants and can be a good way to treat your sweet tooth.
To sneak in extra servings, try adding fresh fruit or veg to your morning and lunchtime shake:
Green Monster Shake
Banana Blush Shake
Nectarine and Nutmeg Shake
4. Downsize your dishes
Smaller plates, bowls, and utensils can be the key chopping the calories. Your brain is actually rather a simple mechanism; if you eat from a salad plate rather than a dinner plate, it thinks that you’re eating more. The proof: Researchers from Cornell University found that people given larger bowls at breakfast ate 16 percent more cereal than those given smaller bowls, yet they estimated that they were eating less.
5. Drink Up!
So often, when you think you’re hungry, you’re actually thirsty. So make it a weight-loss lifestyle rule: Stay hydrated. Drink a glass of water or Herbalife Herbal Tea (actually burns calories!) before and after every meal.