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 chillies 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.
Tip 21: Get a support group
This doesn’t mean that you should go to a meeting every Tuesday with other people trying to lose weight, but simply getting your family and friends involved in your weight loss journey. If you are lucky, some of them might even join you!
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