A diet for losing weight is often associated with starving oneself, strict dietary limitations, and the desire to become and stay unrealistically thin. This notion is wrong on so many levels because a healthy diet can prove to be a diet with a lot of delicious foods, consumed as much as you want.

Excessive consumption of sugary foods, processed meat, and fast-food meals is a very damaging habit that can lead to many health issues. Health problems caused by poor diet can seriously damage our metabolism, our cardiovascular health, can lead to obesity, diabetes, and immune system disorders.

To stay in a good shape, a person needs a daily intake of proteins, dietary fibers, minerals, and vitamins.

To be fit, alongside a healthy choice of foods, another crucial thing to do is to stay physically active. Exercise, ride a bicycle, or even 30 minutes of a daily walk can improve blood circulation and eliminate excess calories.

These delicious home-cooked meals are a perfect example of how one can eat three times a day, but not gain unwanted weight.

– Breakfast

Nuts and Seeds Smoothie

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen spinach
  • 1 teaspoon almonds
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp. nettle seeds
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. honey

This smoothie will provide the necessary vitality for an energized start of the day since is a perfect source of natural sugars, protein, fiber, and of course minerals and vitamins. It will keep you full, satisfied, and full of energy.

– Lunch

Rice and Lentils Dish

  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 1 cup rice
  • 3 cups of boiled water
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Vegetable stock cube
  • Pepper

Boil the lentils for about 30 minutes, then mash them. In a skillet heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and sauté the chopped onion and the crushed garlic.

In a baking dish add the mashed lentils with the uncooked rice, then add the fried garlic-onion mixture. Pour the boiled water mixed the vegetable cube stock and bake for 30-35 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.

– Dinner

Lettuce and Seeds Salad

  • 1 average sized lettuce
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tsp. sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbs. sesame
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice

Wash and coarsely chop the lettuce. Heat a frying skillet on a low temperature and add the pumpkin seeds, the sunflower seeds and toss and turn until fragrant. Before removing them, add the sesame and wait until it lightly browns, but make sure to add them at the end, because otherwise, they will easily burn.

Pour the seeds over the lettuce, mix everything thoroughly and add the Olive oil, salt, and lemon juice to taste.