Fueling Your Body to Maximize Weight Loss When Walking

By Erin Palinski-Wade

If you are aiming to lose weight, increasing your physical activity level through walking can get you there. However, if you are looking to maximize your weight loss progress and achieve your weight loss goals faster than you thought possible, fueling your body correctly is key.

By increasing the amount you walk daily, whether through increasing your daily steps or by walking for a set length of time or distance, you will increase the amount of calories you burn each day. However, making just one poor meal or snack choice can lead to you eating these calories back, and more, which can sabotage your weight loss efforts.

Focusing your diet on eating foods rich in volume but low in calories is one of the best ways to ensure quick weight loss results without feeling excessively hungry or deprived. One way in which to do this is to fill your plate half way with vegetables at each meal. Vegetables are packed full of nutrients and fiber, but contain very few calories. When you increase your intake of vegetables, you naturally eat smaller portions of other foods, helping to reduce your calorie intake and therefore promote weight loss.

Another way to help promote a faster and more effective weight loss is to fill your diet with nutrients shown to help promote fat loss. This includes eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fats, and whole grains. Foods such as 100% whole grain bread, avocado, pistachios, almonds, fish, and olive oil are terrific options to include as part of your regular meal plan to help shed inches around your waistline as well as body weight.

By paying attention to what you eat along with exercise you can achieve and maintain your goal weight once and for all!