Plan to enjoy healthy meals
Healthy meals don’t just happen. A little planning goes a long way. First, select healthy foods you love, then explore recipes and watch videos for guidance. Kraut is an easy way to keep healthy eating exciting. Your menu will become healthier and more memorable.
Here are some healthy eating tips:
- Balance meals. Try to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day. Fermented foods like sauerkraut contain healthy bacteria that keep your digestive system moving.
- Have healthy grab-and-go snacks ready when you’re in a rush: apples, oranges, canned fruit without added sugars, raisins, carrots, fat-free milk, yogurt, low-fat cheeses, and almonds.
- Go small! Buy smaller plates and bowls to replace your large ones. Buy smaller packages of snack foods.
- Don’t ban unhealthy food from your diet. Instead, reduce your portion size and enjoy in moderation.
- Drink plenty of water. It’s good for you and will make you feel fuller, too.
Kraut is a healthy part of a daily diet, especially when trying to lose weight. There are many myths about what you should and shouldn’t do when trying to lose weight. We’ll play “Mythbusters” and clear up some common misconceptions.
Myth #1: You don’t have to count calories
Truth: You need to keep track of, and count, calories because people tend to overestimate physical activity and underestimate the amount of calories they consume.
Myth #2: Always eat breakfast right away
Truth: Eat within three hours of waking up. You don’t have to eat a huge breakfast but eating something will kickstart your metabolism so you’re able to burn calories throughout the day.
Myth #3: Eat three times a day and don’t snack
Truth: This all comes down to calories. You can eat three, six, or 12 times a day as long as you have the same caloric intake. However, research recommends eating at least three times a day to avoid being too hungry. If you eat more than three times a day, make sure they aren’t all full meals.
Myth #4: Avoid fats
Truth: Fat gives you a sense of fullness, and eliminating it from your diet will increase hunger. Think about eating healthy fats, like avocados and nuts.
Myth #5: Cut out desserts
Truth: Cutting out sweets completely can have disastrous effects including overindulgence down the road. Have low-fat desserts around or get in the habit of eating fruit instead.
Myth #6: Don’t worry about dieting; you can just exercise and lose weight
Truth: Chances are you won’t be able to workout long enough to make up for eating a huge meal every day. Exercise alone does not burn enough calories. A combination of the two has the best chance of success.
Myth #7: Never eat at night
Truth: Calories are calories no matter what time of day/night you eat them. Some diets allow dieters to save 200-300 calories for a nighttime snack. If eating at night works for you, make sure to factor it into your total calorie count for the day and reduce the amount of calories you eat during a different meal.
Myth #8: Lifting weights is not a good way to lose weight because you will “bulk up”
Truth: Strength activities like weightlifting can help you maintain and lose weight. These activities build muscle, which helps burn more calories than body fat. Doing strength activities 2-3 times a week will not make someone “bulk up”.