A diet is an eating plan that sets out basic guidelines for what a person should eat each day. Usually the diet is separated into groups, depending on the times of day we eat (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner).
In this way, following a weight loss diet can be really simple, as the specialist provides us with information about the food group we can eat.
What diets can we follow to lose weight for free?
As we will comment in the next section, first of all you must take into account something fundamental: it is not appropriate to follow weight loss diets without the proper supervision of a professional, especially if these types of diets are very restrictive, which promise us to lose weight in a few days or weeks.
The reason is obvious: we can run the risk of suffering nutritional deficits of both vitamins and minerals or even of proteins or carbohydrates, which if prolonged in time can become very dangerous.
In many cases, if we want to lose weight for free, the most basic thing is to follow a healthy, varied and balanced diet, in addition to combining it with regular physical exercise.
Some useful tips to lose weight easily at home
Although it is ideal to have the advice and follow-up of a dietician or nutritionist, there are some useful tips that can be of great help when it comes to losing weight. However, first of all we provide you with some basic and fundamental advice: follow a healthy lifestyle, based on a healthy and natural diet, and on the practice of physical exercise.
On the other hand, it is also possible to follow other tips for breakfast as well as for lunch and dinner to choose healthy and low-calorie but very nutritious dishes and recipes. Take note.
Examples of ideal weight loss breakfasts
Fruit salad and a red tea.
Scrambled eggs accompanied by a grapefruit and a black coffee (or with skimmed milk)
Two slices of wholemeal bread with homemade jam and a black coffee (or with skimmed milk) or a red tea
A bowl of fresh pineapple chunks, a handful of nuts and a red tea
A coffee with oat beverage and two slices of bread with tomato and extra virgin olive oil.
A natural yogurt with a handful of nuts and a chopped apple.
Examples of ideal weight loss lunches
A fresh salad and two pieces of baked chicken.
Grilled tuna with chunks of avocado and soy sauce.
Two soy burgers with mushrooms, onions, pickles and tomatoes.
Baked fish accompanied by potato slices also cooked in the oven.
Vegetable stew without potatoes and wholemeal pasta with mushrooms.
Examples of ideal weight loss dinners
Mashed zucchini and an apple.
Rocket and tomato salad with extra virgin olive oil.
Grilled rooster, 2 slices of wholemeal bread and fresh salad.
Mackerel with baked vegetables and a skimmed yogurt.
Why should we have our dietician’s supervision?
The truth is that, contrary to what is usually thought, there is no specific -and especially generic- diet that can help us lose weight, since the physical and metabolic conditions of each person can be more or less different.
This translates into something very simple: what may be helpful to one person to lose weight, may not be so helpful to another.
For this reason, the best thing to do is always to go to a dietitian-nutritionist, who will first carry out a detailed study of your weight, height, physical constitution… and will help you discover how much weight you should lose (to reach what is usually called your ideal weight).
Then, the ideal is to follow his advice and supervision, since he can adjust the diet according to our situation at that moment, and he will help us to solve the possible doubts we may have.
Basically, having regular visits with our dietitian-nutritionist will be helpful to us:
Ensure that we are receiving advice and assistance from an accredited professional.
It helps us to know our current situation, knowing more accurately our percentage of body fat and muscle mass, and above all, how much weight and fat we should lose.
It prepares a personalised and specific diet for us, taking into account all our conditions, both physical and emotional, as well as personal.
It gives us the possibility to solve nutritional doubts that we may have at any time.
This article is published for information purposes only. It cannot and should not substitute for consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist.