1. Be mindful of calories
To maintain a healthy weight, the calories you consume must be equivalent to the calories you burn. To lose weight, the calories you take in must be less than the amount you burn.
Therefore, it is essential to be mindful of how you consume and burn calories. Your metabolism will burn calories throughout the day, even during rest, to properly run multiple crucial processes in your body. But it only does limited work. To stick within your calorie budget:
- Eat smaller meals or drink diet shakes like Almased as a meal replacement,
- Exercise and be active regularly,
- Avoid consuming empty calories. Empty calories are foods that contain solid fats or added sugars that give little to no nutrition.
Most foods that contain empty calories are processed foods, including cookies, cakes, donuts, sodas, pizza, and sausages. A small amount is usually okay, but most people consume way more than beneficial - upsetting the calorie intake balance.
Therefore, it is best to avoid eating empty calories 80% or more of the time.