Losing weight is a challenge. Ilana Muhlstein, M.S., R.D.N., knows how difficult and yet, ultimately rewarding the weight loss journey can be—she lost 100 pounds herself! And she lost the weight, the right way. So how exactly can you drop 100 pounds? Here are 6 easy weight loss tips you can start with, right now.
1. Make Veggies Your First Bite
The only way to successfully stay slim long term is to learn to love vegetables. They’re easy to make and they improve your gut health. Veggies make you feel full and satisfied (and keep you healthy), so eat lots and lots of them throughout the day.
2. Load Up On Protein.
Proteins keep you full and satisfied and can help you lean down while also helping you build muscle.
3. Don’t Be Afraid Of Carbs
FFCs—”fiber-filled carbs”—take longer than other carbs to break down, providing long-lasting energy. So what’s considered FFCs? Whole-grain breads, tortillas, waffles, frozen fruit, and whole fruit.
4. Drink Plenty Of Water.
Water keeps you full so that you can make better food choices throughout the day. You should drink half your weight in ounces at a minimum each day and try to drink 16 fluid ounces before each meal. You’ll soon see that the more water you drink, the more weight you may lose.
5. Accessories: Use Them, Eat Them
Their supporting role is clear: Accessories may not be the main feature, but they sure do make things a whole lot more fun. When it comes to nutrition, my “accessories” do that same thing. They have a supporting job—and that is to make your meals and your food pop with flavor, to turn something that could be bland into something that’s, well, just awesome.
6. Get Tracking
Tracking is incredibly important. Your tracker will show you what’s working for you and what’s not. Every day, you’ll want to write down what you eat and drink. The more details you put in, the more insights you will get out. And, the scale is your friend, too! I know you may hate it or have been told to avoid it, but you’ll soon see that it helps you learn what helps your body lose weight and what doesn’t.