You can lose weight in many different ways. There are tons of diets and eating patterns out there. But, the one thing most of them have in common is that they are unsustainable.
Sure, you’ll get some results, but you’ll feel miserable in the process and will count the days until it’s all over.
Today, we’ll take a look at two simple nutrition habits you can form to lose weight more easily and retain your results more effectively.
1. Practice Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting can be set up in many different ways, and the most popular schedule for it is the 16:8. You fast for sixteen hours every day and then eat your calories in the 8-hour window.
What makes IF great for weight loss is the fact that you get to eat bigger meals even when your calories are restricted.
When they restrict the duration of their eating window, most people tend to eat less without even thinking about it.
2. Use Smaller Plates and Bowls
Most of us use large plates, fill them up and eat them clean. When dieting, we often reduce our serving sizes but keep our plate sizes the same, which makes it appear that we have less food on the plate than we really do.
A great way to control our food intake is to use smaller plates. Not only do they limit the amount of food we can put on them, but even if we put less food (say, when trying to lose weight), we don’t see it that way. We see a plate full of food, and that helps psychologically.
This might sound odd, but it works.