Losing weight is a big topic on the Internet, whether on blogs or other platforms. Supposed nutrition experts shower us with advice, which we naturally follow without thinking. But have you bothered before and only critically questioned a handful of tips?
I have lost more than 30 kilos and yet I am far from being a nutrition expert. But my common sense sounds the alarm when I read the craziest advice on the Internet. Lately I have received messages from readers every now and then, asking me, for example, whether eating fruit is really bad because they have read on a blog that they cannot lose weight.
This question alone makes me sad and perplexed. How can a “pseudo-expert” advise young women not to eat fruit because it is said to prevent weight loss? Yes, fruit has a lot of fructose (the amount fluctuates considerably between the different varieties!), But have you actually heard that a person is told by his doctor: “They are too fat because they eat too much fruit!”? I strongly doubt that.
The same goes for carbohydrates. They are real devils among the food and can only be eaten until 3 p.m., otherwise, you will never be able to lose weight! If you do, then God have mercy on you!
Honestly? WEAKNESS! It’s all about your energy balance! During my intensive weight loss phase, I ate an unbelievable amount of carbohydrates, which nevertheless led to an energy deficit due to my athletic commitment. I am fully aware that my body uses carbohydrates really well and I also know that there are people who can use proteins better than carbohydrates. But you will never find out what kind of person you are if you ban a certain type of food!
It is about a healthy and balanced diet that properly nourishes your body, but at the same time does not deprive you of the joy of eating, food and food invitations! Try to eat intuitively and don’t worry too much about losing weight, but analyze your cravings! Most of the time cravings come from inner tension and fears . Find out what’s bothering you and change something instead of eating a candy bar. I know that sounds incredibly easy, but it’s a big step and very hard work! You won’t make it overnight either, but go through a process that makes you stronger overall!
For starters, I think it’s perfectly fine to count points, calories, or whatever. But only to get a measure ! If you do this for a long time, you won’t be able to think about anything else at some point. If you only think of these numbers at every meal, an eating disorder is unfortunately not far away.
Please never forget that 1,700 calories are not the same as 1,700 calories!
It always depends on how you fill them! You can use it to eat pizza and a white flour bun or a bowl with many delicious ingredients, porridge for breakfast and a salad with a side dish during lunch break.
I don’t want to pillar anyone, which is why I don’t name names. But I would like to sensitize you and give you the following tips :
- Watch your body and analyze what you can tolerate
- Do not leave too long breaks between meals, otherwise you will overeat yourself at the next one
- Pay attention to what your body can use well: fats, carbohydrates, proteins?
- Eat healthy mixed foods
- Eat more whole grains than wheat
- Do not impose too many prohibitions, they only stir up the attraction
- Drink water and unsweetened tea
- Keep your hands off Light – no matter in what form!
- Stay in balance, mentally and physically
Since it was actually already! If you feel comfortable and full of energy, you are doing everything right! Don’t be scourged by guidelines from people who set unrealistic standards . If you want to deal more with the topic “Intuitive Eating”, I can recommend the book “Intuitive Weight Loss” to you!