Focus on a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods. Prioritize fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats.
Watch portion proportions to avoid overeating. Use smaller plates, pay attention to your hunger and fullness signs, and avoid mindless eating in front of the TV or computer.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Sometimes, the body can confuse thirst with hunger, leading to unnecessary snacking.
Incorporate regular physical activity into your routine. Aim for a mix of cardiovascular exercises (e.g., walking, running, cycling) and strength training.
Minimize the intake of processed foods, sugary snacks, and beverages. These can be high in empty calories and may contribute to weight gain.
Get adequate quality sleep each night. Sleep deprivation can cause hormone imbalance, hunger, and metabolic slowing. Plan to sleep 7-9 hours every night.