Earlier we talked about recipes and foods that promote muscle mass. Today we’re going to focus on a diet for weight loss. First of all, cardio should be the main focus of your workout regimen if your main goal is losing weight. You have to burn more calories than you take in to be able to lose excess weight. This is why getting your nutrients from low-calorie foods is the best way to go.
Before we dive into the diet, let’s talk about a wide variety of cardio exercises. There is
always the obvious such as running and biking, but there are also many enjoyable ways to get your cardio in beside dying a little more inside after every mile around the track.
This doesn’t have to be you!
Zumba, pole dancing, boxing, and hiking are fun and interactive ways to get amazing workouts without the treadmill. Always switch it up, challenge your body to accomplish new workouts, and you will see results!
Now that we know how to lose the weight, let’s discuss how to keep it off. You don’t have to starve yourself or live off of celery and carrots to see results. Start by making simple changes in the ingredients you use every day. For example, instead of cooking with butter, use extra virgin olive oil as an alternative. Although butter and olive oil have essentially the same calorie count, olive oil is filled with antioxidants and has numerous health benefits that contribute to weight loss that butter does not. Another food alternative that promotes weight loss is goat byproducts. Consuming goat cheese and milk rather than getting them from cows cuts calories and sugar while increasing in calcium, vitamins, and potassium.
The protein sources that I mentioned in my post for gaining muscle mass are essentially the same as for weight loss, but the main key is how much you are intaking. Fish, chicken, and eggs are great sources of lean protein that should be paired with fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Carbs and red meats need to be avoided as much as possible on your path to weight loss, but if necessary try whole grain or wheat pasta and bread as a healthier alternative.
This is one of my favorite greek salad recipes that is tasty and filling, while also nutritious and low calorie.
- Romaine Lettuce
- Red Onion
- Orange Bell Pepper
- Goat Cheese
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Lemon Pepper
Here are some more delicious low-calorie recipes from Pinterest: