When getting in shape or losing weight, one of the first things people think to do is eat less. Eating less may have the desired effect but feeling deprived often leads to over eating later which defeats the purpose. A better way of attaining weight loss and health goals is to not deprive yourself and eat good portions of healthier food.
Choosing healthy foods with lower calorie density is more effective and more sustainable than just trying to resist large portions of higher calorie foods. If you choose to eat high calorie foods but in smaller portions you’re likely to get hungry. Feeling deprived and hungry is a great phycological obstacle that most people have trouble dealing with.
Research has shown that when given a choice, people will choose to eat larger portions. Its more likely that when a larger portion of food is offered, more will be eaten. So, the key then becomes the choice of food to be eaten. A large portion of pizza for example will surely have a higher calorie density than a larger portion of salad.
It does however take a bit of training and self-control to choose the healthier foods over those that are rich in calories. For many, the calorie dense foods just taste better. But eventually, anyone can train themselves to eat healthy.
It’s a lot easier to stay on track eating healthy if you don’t feel hungry or deprived. There are plenty of resources on the web for finding out what foods are less dense when it comes to calories. There are also resources with plenty of recipes to help make these foods more flavorful and satisfying. Before long you will be on your way to a healthier life that is easy to maintain.
Eating a healthy diet is a great start on the road to losing unwanted weight and getting healthier.