Kurbo Weight Watchers stress that there is a huge difference being deprivation and healthy eating. Eating a balanced diet should leave you full and satisfied. Deprivation is extremely harmful to the body and is a symptom of many eating disorders. Kurbo stands for a balanced and healthy diet but does not condone deprivation as a solution to losing weight. Eating diets do not involve completely cutting out parts of your diet, avoiding certain foods, limiting calories to less than what you need, and depriving your body of things you love to eat. Moderation and balance are key components of a balanced and healthy diet. Eating healthy foods should give your body energy, fuel, and satisfaction.
A healthy diet should focus on protein, healthy fats, fiber, fruits, and vegetables. Switching to a healthy diet does not happen overnight. This switch can be slow and involve smaller steps until you reach your goal. A first great step is setting intentions and goals. These goals can be weekly, monthly, etc. For example, a gpal could be trying a new healthy recipe each day, planting a garden, eating only plant based once a week, limiting deserts to once a week. These goals should motivate you and your family and not hinder your progress.
A few more tips follow: be cognizant of ingredients and read the label of your food. Many condiments and sauces have added sugar which is not great for starting a healthy diet. Check your pasta sauce, peanut butter, ketchup, and other sauces for added sugar. Make a simple change by swapping these for options without added sugar. Next, focus on how you feel after you eat. Healthy foods are so great for you because they make you feel good. Avoid foods that make you tired, sluggish, bloated, and uncomfortable. Instead, focus on foods that make you feel satisfied and energetic. Next, water is extremely important for this process. Kurbo Weight Watchers reminds you to drink your bodyweight in ounces of water a day. Drinking plenty of water ensures your organs and bodily systems are functioning optimally. It can also help you lose a few pounds of water weight or weight your body holds because of water retention when you are dehydrated.
It is important to be aware of deprivation so you can avoid it while changing your diet. Be cognizant of how many calories your body needs. You can calculate this online based off of age, sex, and your current weight. Eating below 1,000 calories is extremely dangerous. Similarly, be aware that not all calories are the same. 200 calories of peanut butter is healthier than 200 calories of Doritos or a comparable snack. Next, focus on portion size. If you’re eating at a restaurant, focus on sharing dishes or ordering a few appetizers instead of an entre. Similarly, food should be viewed as a nourishment and source of energy for the body. Food is not bad and it will not make you fat. Everyone needs to eat in order to survive!