Ok so now that we have been focusing on chocolate for a while, I think that it is time to ask ourselves if we have been eating the right kind of chocolate. Have we been eating the sweet milk chocolate? Or maybe white chocolate? Or do we think that we are doing great and eating dark chocolate but with a low cocoa percentage and a large amount of sugar? Or have we been eating dark chocolate with a percentage of at least 75 cocoa and with no added sugar?
I think that many of us have been eating all of these options except for the last. After all, if we are used the taste of chocolate then the last option is going to taste a little funny for us. It will take a little getting used to.
So in the meantime, if we are now in need to lose a few extra pounds, here are some great ways to do so.
Most of us want to lose weight but now that we have eaten so much of the wrong type of chocolate, we may need to lose a little more than usual. But to most of us, losing weight means only eating salads and going to the gym for hours per day. But this doesn’t actually need to be the case. There are easier ways to lose weight. Try one of these.
Avoid Low Fat Foods
The first place most people start when deciding on losing some weight is to eat low fat foods. However it is actually a common mistake as these foods have generally removed the good fats from the food and replaced them with artificial sweeteners or other chemicals to still make the food taste good. It is a far better option to eat full fat foods and stay away from low fat. It is the low fat foods which will make you fat. And a lot of advertising has taken place over the last number of years to make us believe something different. So buy full fat milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, and don’t but margarine.
Remove Sugar From Your Diet
One of the easiest ways to lose weight as that doesn’t involve even stepping into a gym is to cut out sugar. Sugar has such a big affect on our weight and the bad news is that so many of our foods and almost all packaged foods are full of sugar. So you will need to cut out all packaged foods and replace them with whole and real foods. Spend almost all of your time in the fruit and veg section of the grocery store. If you do need to get packaged foods, then check the labels of all your food and don’t buy products with the following ingredients: sugar, cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and molasses.
Everyone knows that exercise can help you lose weight. But what most people think is that they need to spend a few hours working out before it can help you lose weight. The truth is though, you don’t need to do these things, simply go for a quick walk for only 30 minutes a day and start seeing the results within weeks. Don’t have time to work for 30 minutes a day? Then try waking up earlier or going for a walk during your work lunch break.
Weight Loss Shakes
Ever heard of weight loss shakes? They are designed to replace one of your meals a day with a shake. While these can be a great way to lose weight, don’t over do them. Start with just one weight loss shake a day and see how it works for you. Usually breakfast is the best meal to start replacing. If this works well, then also try replacing lunch. But never replace more than two meals a day with weight loss shakes. Then have a nutritious dinner which has no added sugar. Have your healthy protein and vegetables. When choosing a weight loss shake, make sure you get one which has no sugar added.