1. Start by Evaluating Diet
Ever hear the 80/20 rule? It signifies weight loss is predominately “80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise.” There is much truth such a testimonial, as good nutrition is at the core of good health and weight loss for men and women.
“What’s good nutrition?” you may question though… While nutrient needs and recommendations vary based on numerous factors, including age and gender, a sound diet incorporates more wholesome foods, including whole grains, fruits and veggies, lean and plant-based proteins, milk and dairy products, and healthy fat sources.
Evaluate your diet and recognize whether or not you consuming these nourishing food sources. Writing down eating and meal patterns can help you identify areas that may deserve some attention and modifications.
2. Control Your Internal Environment
Although external environmental factors are not always within control, there are choices that can be made regarding what is allowed in it – food being one of them.
Make the kitchen conducive to healthy eating by stocking and loading up the fridge and cabinets with the nourishing food sources identified above. Having such foods readily available inspires their intake and can lead to successful men’s weight loss.
And while chips and ice cream can be enjoyed every now and then, it may be in best interest to keep them out of the house if they are or become too tempting.
3. Go for Natural Sweetness
Remember: While that ice cream is not necessarily off-limits, moderating its intake is imperative. In fact, sweet treats essentially offer nothing more than added sugar and calories and can quickly unravel weight loss efforts.
So if that pesky sweet tooth is pounding, go for more naturally-sweetened products that offer fiber and nutrients such as fresh fruit or a dark piece of chocolate.
4. Monitor Portions
In addition to food quality, do not discount the importance of monitoring portion sizes. These simple men’s weight loss tips can help keep both portions, servings, and calories in check:
• Swap large plates with smaller ones.
• Fill at least half the plate with veggies, a quarter with a lean or plant-based protein, and complement with a whole grain and healthy fat source.
• Split restaurant meals with someone or box the other half for tomorrow’s lunch.
• Practice mindful eating, especially paying attention to hunger and satiety cues.
5. Try Out a Diet Delivery Program
Diet delivery programs help regulate portions while offering convenience, bistroMD included! bistroMD understands weight management is impacted by factors such as age, genetics, yo-yo dieting and stress, which make it easy to gain weight but make difficult to lose. bistroMD men’s weight loss program focuses on metabolism correction to not only lose the weight, but keep it off.
BistroMD’s men’s weight loss program is built on the expertise and experience of weight loss physician Dr. Caroline Cederquist, supported by a team of Registered Dietitians and seasoned chefs, and offers well-balanced meals straight to doorsteps.
Every meal is doctor-designed, dietitian-approved, and provides a scientific balance of complex carbohydrates, whole grains and fiber along with lean protein and healthy fat ratios. More specifically, each meal contains 1,100 to 1,400 calories daily with 40 to 50 percent of total caloric intake from lean, adequate protein, 20 to 25 percent of calories from healthy fats, and 30 to 35 percent from complex carbohydrate.