In order to lose weight permanently, it makes sense to pay attention to a low-calorie diet. The problem for most is that they don't even know exactly which foods and dishes are low in calories.
First of all, you should find out which foods you can eat a lot of and which ones should be avoided in a low-calorie diet.
In addition, a change in diet is never done casually. You fall back into well-known diet patterns far too quickly.
Changing your diet to low in calories – how can that be successful?
Most Germans eat too unhealthily, even though the knowledge of a healthy diet has never been as widespread as it is today. That means: The knowledge is basically there, but most people do it wrong.
After all, half of the people have an increased risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases or high blood pressure due to a poor diet. Obesity is not only an optical problem, but can also quickly become a health problem.
Below are a few tips on how to change your diet sustainably.
- Get to know your eating habits
What are your mistakes and your sins in nutrition? do you eat cake every day Or chips in the evening? Do you like fast food and pizza? Do you have a weakness for fatty foods or, like so many, do you eat too much meat, too much sausage and the like? Are you lazy to cook and often reach for unhealthy frozen and ready-made products?
You can only tackle it if you know exactly what your problem is.
- Which foods are low in calories?
The calorie thing is actually logical: eat fewer calories, i.e. you consume them every day, then you lose weight. But: Which foods have few calories? It's actually quite simple: Vegetables have the fewest calories of all foods. So you can really eat your fill of it. Green salad and limited fruit are also allowed. Legumes have the advantage that they have few calories, but they fill you up much longer than vegetables.
Because we have this knowledge, Löwenportion's ready meals are packed full of vegetables and healthy legumes like lentils, chickpeas and beans. Without the addition of sugar and other unnecessary and unhealthy additives, we create ready meals that are compliant with your dietary changes. We want to make healthy eating as easy as possible!
- Which foods are calorie bombs?
These are mainly greasy, fried, typical meals such as schnitzel with fries, pizza, currywurst, everything with cream sauce, cake, chocolate, chips, ice cream...
Sugared foods have just as many calories as greasy foods. Too bad actually! The really tasty things are often real calorie traps. But that doesn't necessarily mean that you have to do without everything that's tasty - here it's clearly class over mass.
- Recognize calorie traps
Calories are hidden in many unhealthy finished products because they often contain too much sugar and fat. But even the croissant for breakfast has x times more calories than the breakfast roll. Soups made with cream may look harmless, but they are also extremely high in calories. In general, sauces are often calorie bombs because they are made with cream.
Another calorie bomb that is often overlooked are drinks with a lot of sugar. This includes alcohol and soft drinks. But even supposedly healthy drinks such as iced tea or fruit spritzers often contain a lot of sugar. When buying, you should therefore pay attention to the ingredients.
- Get on the stove and cook for yourself!
If you cook yourself, you have the best control over how many calories the dish has in the end. You can use oil sparingly and only use the calorie-containing foods consciously and purposefully. Unfortunately, this is not possible with ready meals. Learn to cook and learn to experiment with fresh ingredients like vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Use a lot of herbs, as they give a special aroma, without any fat as an aroma carrier.
Of course there are exceptions. Not all ready meals are unhealthy and full of calories per se - thanks to their high-quality and selected ingredients, the stews in jars from Löwenshare are a suitable companion for your healthy diet and ideal if you watch your weight. We write exactly what's in it and pride ourselves on not needing unspeakable ingredients. Our delicious ingredients speak for themselves!
- drink a lot
Many people make the mistake of not drinking enough water. Drinking is the be-all and end-all to prevent too much appetite and in general to stay healthy and fit. It should be 2 liters a day, ideally a little more.
- Treat yourself every now and then
Eating should also be fun. Anyone who only pays attention to their figure or to a low-calorie diet will quickly become tense and strict with themselves. That means: You should be able to treat yourself to something, if you don’t constantly overdo it, it will affect the nutritional balance not have a negative impact.
- Gradually reduce sugar and fat
Fat is a flavor carrier and sugar makes everything a little sweeter and more pleasant to taste. But everything is just a matter of habit. You should use fat sparingly when cooking. You don't have to do without it entirely. Switch to low-fat variants more and more frequently (cheese, cream, sausage, etc.) and also only use sugar sparingly. Or use sugar substitutes such as stevia, coconut blossom sugar, rice syrup, date sweeteners, etc. instead of sugar.
With the Löwenanteil for healthy and low-calorie nutrition
The ready-to-eat meals from Löwenshare not only have a great taste, but also selected ingredients. Do something good for your body with our dishes made from natural ingredients. The dishes are particularly suitable when things have to be done quickly. Heated in the pot or in the microwave, served on the plate - done!
How long does it actually take to change your diet?
You cant say it like that. There are people who can change their diet in a few weeks, while others need a year or more. Theoretically, the body can get used to a new diet and a new taste in just 2 weeks. However, unhealthy diets are often associated with emotions. This means that you have long since gotten used to treating yourself to something sweet when you are stressed, sad, bored or angry, but also to celebrate the day. And these very habits are much more difficult to create than diet.
Low-calorie diet - what can you eat?
Lots of vegetables are best in combination with legumes and whole grain products.
Is fish allowed on a low-calorie diet?
Low-fat fish is allowed, yes.
Low-calorie diet - what to avoid?
You should reduce all greasy, sweet, unhealthy finished products and white flour products.