Weight-Loss Resolution for Men (Part 3 of 3)
Here is the third and final post in the series of blog posts I have written specifically for men looking to loose weight, but women can benefit from many of the tips mentioned in this series posts as well. We have previously covered some simple medically proven weight loss tips for when your at work and weight loss tips for after work. In this post I want to briefly touch on some ideas about dinner and beyond. All of these weight loss tips and many more can be found in my book Doctor’s Orders: 101 Medically Proven Tips for Losing Weight.
So if you have read the earlier blog posts you already have some very powerful, yet simple things you can do at work and after work to help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.
In today’s busy world most of us have a hard time even shopping for groceries, let alone preparing and sitting down to eat a healthy meal. But if you’re serious about losing weight this year and keeping it off, this is an important step. Invite your friends or roommates, or if you’re married find a way to connect schedules so you can sit down together for a good meal. It’s healthier than eating out, and you can control portion size and ingredients. So let’s talk about some more helpful weight loss tips to help you make this happen.
Dinner and Beyond
- Plan meals ahead of time. That way you’re not surprised when dinnertime rolls around again and don’t head for fast food or packaged meals.
- Serve yourself on a smaller plate. For most of us, smaller portions than what we’re used to will satisfy. Serving smaller portions on a smaller plate make those portions look less lonely.
- Serve yourself only once.
- Serve from the kitchen, and put away any leftovers before sitting down to eat. If they’re not there to snack on while you’re cleaning up after dinner, you won’t be tempted. If getting seconds is difficult, you might not bother.
- Pay attention to what you eat, how you feel and when you become satisfied, so you can stop rather than overeating. Whatever you were taught as a child, you do not have to finish everything on your plate. In fact, I suggest you always leave something there.
- Skip dessert and take a walk. Dessert should be for special occasions, not every night; otherwise, what makes it special? And if you’re married with children, think of the wonderful example you’re setting when you all head out for that walk.
- Eat by 7 p.m. and then stop for the day. Studies show that the body tends to hold on to calories consumed late at night and burns calories eaten early in the day.
- Get enough sleep. Studies also show not getting enough sleep can increase appetite.
Then get up tomorrow, and know that you have taken steps to live a healthier life and win the battle of weight loss. Good luck!