It’s that time of year again where everybody wants to look good at the beach. Here are 20 Tips to help you get skinny and stay that way!
Tip 1: Drink enough water
One of the biggest pitfalls of dieting is mistaking thirst. Before you have a snack, drink a glass of water to see if the craving goes away.
Tip 2: Be picky with night-time snacks
Often times we become peckish after supper, and eat a high calorie snack before bedtime. This is very dangerous since we don’t work off the energy it provides, and the energy is turned into fat. So we can see that it’s very important to stick to low calorie or better yet, avoid snacking at night completely.
Tip 3: Enjoy your favorite foods
You don’t have to completely stop eating the food you love. You just have to make sure that you do so in moderation. Simply cut down on your portion size of unhealthy food and snacks, and try not to eat them too often.
Tip 4: Eat several small meals during the day
It is often difficult to manage your calories when you eat 2 or 3 big meals per day, as you become very hungry in between meals and often overeat. To make it easier on yourself, eat 4 or 5 smaller meals a day.
Tip 5: Include protein in every meal
Protein fills you up much more than carbs do, and also keep you feeling full for longer. It is also better for burning fat, as well as helping with muscle building. You can eat food like dairy products, nuts, lean meat and seafood.
Tip 6: Spice it up
Research has shown that adding spices or chilies to your food can help you eat less. The reason for this is because it stimulates your taste buds, which makes you feel more satisfied.
Tip 7: Stock up with healthy, convenient foods
It is a lot easier to eat healthy if you only have healthy food in your house. You should also make sure that it is easy-to-make food, so that you don’t to buy take-aways when you don’t have time to cook.
Tip 8: Swap out pasta for some vegetables
When you eat less carbs, and more veggies, you cut down on calories and make it easier to lose weight
Tip 9: Always eat breakfast
Although you might think that skipping breakfast is a good way to cut down on calories, but in the long run it can actually be a bad choice. When you don’t eat breakfast, you can become hungry before lunch and have snacks that will get you calorie count soaring!
Tip 10: Include fiber in your diet
Fiber helps with digestion, lowers cholesterol and aids in weight loss. Good sources of fiber include oatmeal, whole grains, fruits and veggies and beans.
Tip 11: Chuck out fattening foods
When your cupboards are stocked with unhealthy foods, you make it easier for yourself to give in to temptation. When you want a snack, go to the shop and get a small, once-off snack instead of a whole bunch of them.
Tip 12: Lose weight slowly
Weight loss is not something that happens overnight. You should focus on losing small amounts at a time. It might take a little bit longer than you want it to, but when you expect too much too soon, you might get discouraged and stop trying.
Tip 13: Weigh yourself once a week
Studies have shown that people who weigh themselves regularly tend to lose weight more successfully, as you know where you stand relative to your goal weight. It is recommended that you weigh yourself once a week to track your progress.
Tip 14: Get enough sleep
When you don’t get enough sleep, you feel tired and don’t have energy. When you don’t have energy, your body craves food in order to get some energy. Then you tend to eat all the wrong things and consume too many calories. It’s that simple.
Tip 15: Understand portion sizes
It is important to understand how big your portions should be. Use a kitchen scale in order to get an idea of what the right amount of food is for your diet. When it comes to snacks; split it up into portions instead of eating it straight from the package.
Tip 16: Eat more fruits and veggies
When you eat the right foods, you can afford to eat more of it. Fruits and veggies will also help you feel fuller, and supply you with vitamins and fiber that you need.
Tip 17: Limit alcohol to weekends
Alcoholic drinks can quickly add up in your daily calorie count. Since alcohol is very high in calories, you should try and steer clear of it as far possible. A good way to do this is to only allow yourself a drink or two per day on weekends.
Tip 18: Chew sugarless gum
When you feel peckish or want a sugary snack, try some sugarless gum instead. A lot of times when we think we are hungry, we are just bored, and want something to nibble on. Plus, it will make your breath minty fresh!
Tip 19: Keep a food diary
When keeping track of what you eat every day makes you more aware of the calories that you take in and might help you think twice before going off-track.
Tip 20: Celebrate success – but not with food!
Set yourself some smaller goals at certain milestones along the way to your goal weight. But don’t go and mess up the hard work with an entire pizza! Instead, buy yourself something nice like that pair of shoes you wanted or a new DVD.
For an easy, healthy diet, follow the Manna Diet in the free e-book. By taking the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with each meal, you can control food cravings and suppress appetite in the most natural way. This product can help you to eat less for sensible weight loss.
You can also replace 1 to 2 meals per day with the Manna Low GI Shake. The Manna Shakes are renowned to keep you full for longer – a balanced meal in a glass.
This has taken me a long time to start, but I decided to share my experience and results with you.
In 2013 I had a little problem with 3 clots in my lower left leg, I was taken to the doctor who in turn booked me into hospital immediately and operated the following day. A dietitian came to see and gave me a diet and to follow up and see her for further visits. I weighed 129 kg.
This is just a little background to my lifestyle at the time, my wife Christina also got ill and was sent to the doctor from work apart from other problems she was diagnosed with High Blood Sugar. She was handed a big bag of chemicals to solve the problem.
This lead me to Google for something organic and in South Africa, and I found Manna Products, We were so happy we shot off to our local Dis-Chem shop and purchased Blood Sugar Support. It worked wonders in no time for her and brought her blood sugar down to normal.
I then downloaded the free e-book for the eating program and combined my blood group which is “O” group, which I follow quite strictly (no combining starches with proteins). I did the 7 day detox followed by a course on the “Low GI Shake” Supplement. I used it for breakfast and lunch and ate supper (a portion of meat the size of my palm and potion of vegetables or salad, I bought a smaller plate so that my plate would not look empty). I drank 8 glasses of alkaline water that I mixed a ¼ to ½ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda with 3 liters of water. I only drank 1 – 2 cups of Rooibos tea (no sugar and no milk)most times I added ginger root slices.
I then started drinking “Blood Sugar Support” and after 10 months had lost 33 kg of weight.
Receiving the Manna Products newsletter and reading all of the them and applying it into my life has helped me to have a lot healthier lifestyle (I can now fasten my shoes laces without being out of breath, run up a flight of steps, reduced my blood pressure and gout, I have reduced my asthma (which is caused by a gut that’s not healthy).
I promote Manna products to everyone I see and have such a big interest in the product and I’m living proof of what can be achieved.
Thank you Manna Products I will keep on promoting and speaking to everyone I come across.
Yours in health,