Healthy eating: Five simple steps to get you started
CheqUp believes weight loss is a positive journey and encourages people to consider their nutrition and physical activity. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, they provide five simple tips for nutritional control.
1. Control your portion size
If you continue to eat the same amount then it will be more difficult for you to lose weight!
2. Listen to your body - only eat when you are physically hungry
3. Eat smaller amounts
One of the easiest ways to control your food intake and to ensure that you are getting the benefit of the medication is to put less on your plate. It sounds simple, but try putting half the amount of food on your plate first. If you’re still hungry, just add a small amount more. Slowly develop this food habit.
4. Be happy to leave food on your plate
This can be a huge issue for some people. But remember that weight loss medication mimics the way our bodies work and convinces us that we are sated - in other words, we “feel full”. If you reach the point during the meal when you are no longer hungry just put your knife and fork together and push your plate away. It can be a liberating experience
5. Don’t shop when you’re hungry
We’ve all done it - gone to the supermarket when we’re hungry and come home with a bag of expensive, high calorie food. Think carefully about WHAT you need to buy (make a list and only buy what you need) and WHEN you’re going to buy it. Planning ahead is key to improving your weight loss results.
Published: 01 March 2023