Lesson 2 (Week 1): Sticking to the budget

Just like in financial budgeting, your calorie intake for the whole day should only be within the recommended calorie budget. Since you have already figured out the number of calories you have to take in a day, challenge yourself to stick to it. Cutting back from delightful cravings would be a great help on this point, and switch to a healthier option.

The following tips will help you make better food choices.

  • Choose the foods that will satisfy you for longer.

Feeling satisfied = fewer cravings. The secret to this is by choosing High Fiber Foods. These foods take longer to break down, plus it is good for digestion. Some processed foods will be marketed as high fiber, but nothing beats the organic ones. Choose healthier options such as whole grain, nuts, fruits, and vegetables.

  • Choose low-calorie foods.

Fruits, vegetables, and broth-based soups are examples of low-calorie foods that will make you full for longer. They are denser, which can make you full without sacrificing the number of calories you take.

  • Choose a protein.

Don’t forget to add proteins to your daily food intake. It helps reduce appetite and hunger while aiding in maintaining weight loss. Examples of protein-rich foods are lean meats, poultry, and dairy products. 

In making better food choices, you can reach your weight goal without feeling hungry.