I hasten to rejoice: you do not need to starve and go on diets. For weight loss, proper nutrition is enough. It is a diet based on wholesome and varied foods. However, the benefits of any product for each organism are individual. Before moving on to a healthy diet, consult with a nutritionist who will write down a menu that is right for you.

Proper nutrition is not only healthy but also delicious. Of course, you will have to give up junk food. However, following such a weight loss diet is very easy.

Keep track of everything you eat and drink. It is a mistake to think that drinks do not affect weight. For example, a glass of tomato juice replaces a full snack.

WebMD talks about the basic principles of good nutrition: 

  • Forget about three meals a day: you now eat 5 small meals a day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner remain, but you allow yourself 2 snacks in between.
  • Eat carbohydrates for breakfast, proteins for dinner.
  • Cook products, simmer, bake in the oven.
  • Avoid mayonnaise, ketchup, soda, junk food, and other junk food.
  • Replace sweets with healthy dried fruits.
  • Eat any fruit, but avoid bananas and grapes in the afternoon.
  • Once a week, you can pamper yourself with a small portion of your favorite food, but until 12 noon.
  • Try to eat at the same time every day.
  • Drink green tea and still water. If you cannot live without coffee, do not deny yourself the pleasure, but do not put sugar, milk, and cream in it.
  • Try not to drink alcohol. The only thing that doesn’t hurt is a glass of dry red wine once a week.
  • Avoid skipping meals or overeating.
  • Be sure to have breakfast.
  • Do not eat in front of the TV.
  • Be careful with salt and seasoning.

Find out what food you can eat:

  • low-fat dairy products – kefir, cottage cheese, milk, sour cream;
  • lean meat – beef tenderloin, chicken, and turkey breast;
  • low-fat varieties of the river and sea fish;
  • any vegetables, but try to avoid potatoes;
  • any fruits and nuts;
  • honey and bitter dark chocolate in reasonable quantities;
  • eggs;
  • any cereals;
  • durum wheat pasta;
  • seafood.

Watch your portions: it’s better to eat from small dishes, says WebMD. The amount of food on the plate should be no more than 200 g.

Don’t try to lose weight quickly. Remember, the slower the better.

Even when you lose weight, do not quit eating right, because this is not a diet, but a lifestyle. So you will always stay in shape and be healthy.

Slimming menu for a week

You have learned about the basic principles of good nutrition.

Now I will open approximately the menu for a week. Remember, this is just a guideline. Be sure to follow the individual characteristics of the body and consult a doctor if you have any questions.

The menu will consist of breakfast, first snack, lunch, a second snack, and dinner. It is not necessary to stick to a clear list of foods; you can alternate days of the week and snacks. Open the next page to read more tips for losing weight: