It’s incredibly common for people to feel lost when trying to introduce healthier habits and going on a diet. These weight loss tips for beginners is guaranteed to help you on your weight loss journey.
Right now, all it takes is few clicks and a quick google search to find out information we need.
Of course, it sounds and is truly awesome – but at the same time, it means there are hundreds of thousands of websites, blogs, pages and people behind them who can give you different information, theories and weight loss tips that often are mutually exclusive and incredibly confusing and discouraging.
So, if you want to lose weight, but…
- You feel lost and don’t know where to start
- You think you tried everything and nothing worked
- You are not sure what works for weight loss and what to do to lose weight and maintain it…
It is time to make it simple!
Everyone started SOMEWHERE once, with no experience, feeling a little lost and overwhelmed.
It is important, though, to start with basic knowledge that will let you achieve your weight loss goals and will allow you to do your best.
These are the most important weight loss tips for beginners that will help you lose weight, maintain healthy body and ditch unhealthy eating habits.
5 Weight loss tips for beginners
1. Eat high protein breakfasts.
There is a reason for why it’s such a common hear to say and hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
What we eat in the mornings, before starting our long days at work or school, is what’s gonna impact our metabolism and impact energy levels.
Studies have shown that eating high protein breakfast reduces one’s cravings and sugar intake during the day.
Therefore, introducing this simple habit into your life will help you to control yourself more and avoid unnecessary, unhealthy snacking.
What are some good sources of protein?
- Dairy products like milk, cheese, yoghurt
- Soy products like tofu
- Beans and legumes
- Seeds and nuts
2. Don’t drink your calories
It is one of the biggest mistakes people make when starting their weight loss journey.
Think about it…
Most of us have been raised to believe that juices are one of the best things to drink besides water.
And, although they can be full of vitamins and nutrients, they’re also incredibly high in sugar.
Although I am not a believer of over-the-top calorie counting, drinks such as juices, sodas, and even coffee or tea-like drinks and smoothies from popular chains, cafes and stores are high in sugar.
At the end of the day, they all add up and can ruin our efforts.
The healthiest and best solution to that is sticking to water and water only. Green tea and black coffee will help you boost your metabolism, too!
3. Size matters – measure your meals!
One of the most common mistakes that can ruin your diet and efforts is overeating.
Even if we make a good choice to eat a healthy, nutritious meal, it is easy to overeat, thinking that just because it’s a healthier choice, there will be no consequences.
Of course, being on a diet is not just about restricting yourself and being overly strict, but it is extremely important to understand PORTION CONTROL.
Not only for your weight loss, but for your health!
We tend to eyeball our measurements and tend to eat more than our bodies need to be full and get all nutrients it needs to function properly, especially when we prepare our food when we are hungry.
That’s why, starting your diet, make sure to get different-sized measuring cups, a kitchen scale and learn all about proper portion control here to make sure your portions are the right size so you lose weight faster.
4. Boost your metabolism.
I bet you’ve heard that sentence a lot – make sure to boost your metabolism to lose weight faster.
What is metabolism?
To put it in the simplest way possible, metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy.
While on diet, sometimes people tend to restrict themselves (sometimes too much!), eating and drinking not enough, or excluding important foods that speed their metabolism, which slows down their weight loss rapidly.
What to eat and drink to boost your metabolism?
- Protein-rich foods
- Coffee and green tea
- Legumes and pulses – lentils, peas, chickpeas, beans
- Spicy meals
- Chilli peppers
- Dark-green, leafy vegetables
5. Prepare your own meals.
I know – some days, preparing dinner after a long, tiring day at work can be the last thing on your mind.
Therefore, turning into pre-made TV dinners, fast food and frozen meals can be the simplest, quickest way to satisfy your hunger.
But it is also the most unhealthy way to treat your body and a very easy way to gain weight!
Yes, that includes so called “diet”, “light”, “low-fat”, “low-calorie” meals, simply because they’re heavily processed and not so “diet-friendly” most of the time.
Preparing your own meals ensures that you KNOW what you eat, it allows you to control your portions, calorie intake and every little ingredient that goes into it, which helps you to stick to your diet and lose weight.
For everyone!, but especially busy, active people, meal prepping is an amazing solution for this – to learn about best ways and benefits of meal prepping, check out my article on How to meal prep properly.
A healthy , well managed diet is absolutely key to long term, maintainable weight loss.
My 21-Day Weight Loss Plan & Wellness Guide teaches you exactly how you can manage your weight loss long term so you can feel confident preparing your own meals and know exactly what to eat, how much and when to eat it.
To find out more about how this plan works or to get started check it out below!