March is National Nutrition Month and the message is simple: “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”. Sounds simple, right? The problem is, most of us don’t know exactly how to eat healthily and it is easy to think that foods are healthy, even though they are packed with sugar, salt and fat. At Weight Loss Surgery Mexico we offer the best medical healthcare facilities in Mexico alongside expert nutrition advice that helps our patients to lose weight and educates patients on the best way to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.
By learning which foods can optimize your health and finding foods that can be beneficial to any health conditions or health risks that you may have, you can use food to stay healthy, whilst learning to love the taste of eating the right food.
1: Knowledge is Power
Knowledge gives us the power to take control of our lives and the way in which behave. This applies to the food we eat as much as any other element of our lives. If you look up the nutritional value of your favourite takeout you will be much less likely to give in to your cravings. If you knew that a medium peperoni pizza contained a massive 2,320 calories, would you be so quick to dial for takeout? A large Meat Feast will set you back 116g of fat and 3,520 calories, almost two days’ worth of calories! By arming yourself with this knowledge you will quickly learn to change your eating habits, as the calorie laden food becomes less appealing.
2: Know Your Carbs
For many people, carbs are the enemy. All carbohydrates and sugars are swept into the same category and we believe that to be healthy they should be avoided. This isn’t true. You need to learn to understand the difference between natural sugar and good, fiber rich carbohydrates and processed sugar and bad carbs. Yes, an apple has sugar in it, but naturally occurring sugar is much better for us and easier to process than refined sugar in, for example, apple juice or an apple flavored snack bar. Try sweetening food with fruit instead of sugar and if you are opting for carbohydrates, such as pasta, rice or bread, make them brown.
3: Plan Ahead
Whether you are on a diet, trying to lose weight in preparation for weight loss surgery, or just want to help your family to eat more healthily, planning ahead is a great way to stop you from slipping up. By preparing a meal plan at the beginning of the week and making sure that you have all of the ingredients in the house, you are much less likely to fill up on snacks and convenience food, or call out for takeout because you don’t know what to cook. Try cooking all of your meals from scratch with fresh ingredients. By doing this you will virtually eliminate all processed foods from your diet and you will notice that healthy food really does taste better.
At Weight Loss Mexico our range of weight loss surgery packages include advice and support from a nutritionist. If you have weight loss surgery, such as gastric sleeve plication surgery or gastric bypass surgery, you won’t be alone in making diet and nutrition decisions. Your nutritionist will help you to find an eating plan that works for you and our regular recipes and blog will offer you the on-going support that makes all the difference between success and failure.
This National Nutrition Month, don’t just try to eat more healthily. Make a decision to change your life, for good. By contacting us you will make the first step in the right direction for a new, healthier, happier you. Contact us today to find out the best low cost weight loss surgery package for you.