Diet Tips – Healthy Approach to Weight Loss

Diet tips

Try Googling, “Weight Loss” and look just how many results you get. Which advice to take? There are all sorts of “experts” with tips on how to lose weight, to build muscle, etc. Lots of diet tips that lead you to ditch your social life and starve yourself. In reality, weight loss can be VERY, VERY easy!

Here are the best and the simplest diet tips you can ever get. Advice from the experienced nutritionists that will help you say goodbye to hunger and hello to skinny jeans!

  • 1: Always eat breakfast.

    Maybe you think that if you skip breakfast you’ll lose weight. But the truth is opposite. Skipping breakfast can make you hungry later, leading to overeating at lunch and dinner. To lose weight, always take time for a healthy morning meal, like fruit and high-fiber cereal.

  • 2: Drink plenty of water

    Before you tear into that bag of potato chips, drink a glass of water first. Sometimes we confuse thirst with hunger, so we end up eating extra calories when all we really need is just a glass of cold water. So again, before you open a bag of potato chips, drink a glass of water first.

  • 3:  Stock your kitchen with healthy foods.

    You’ll be less likely to order a pizza if you can have a healthy meal in five or ten minutes. Keep on hand some of these essentials: whole-grain pasta, whole grain tortillas or pitas, frozen vegetables, reduced-fat cheese, canned beans, canned tomatoes, pre-cooked grilled chicken breast, and bags of salad greens.

  • 4: Eat protein at every meal.

    Protein as food is more satisfying, than fats or carbs, and keeps you feeling full for longer. It also encourages fat burning and helps preserve muscle mass. So be sure to incorporate healthy proteins like yogurt, egg whites, cheese, seafood, soy, nuts, beans or lean meat, into your meals and snacks.

  • 5: Spice it up.

    Boost your food with flavor by adding spices or chilies, to stimulate your taste buds and help you feel satisfied.

  • 6: Eat 4-5 mini-meals during the day.

    You’ll lose weight if you eat fewer calories than you burn. By eating several mini-meals during the day you can control your appetite and weight.

  • 7: Order children’s portions at restaurants or split restaurant servings in half.

    Ordering children’s portions is a great way to keep your portions reasonable and cut calories. Also by splitting restaurant servings in half you can make two meals out of a big one. Another trick is to use smaller plates. This way the portions will look bigger, and if your mind is satisfied it is more likely that your stomach will be, too. The key is moderation, and you can still enjoy your favorite foods.

  • 8: Switch a plate of pasta for a plate of vegetables.

    Simply by eating less bread or pasta and more vegetables, you could lose a clothes size in a year.

  • 9: Include fiber in your diet.

    Fiber lowers cholesterol, aids digestion, and prevents constipation, and can help with weight loss. To reap fiber’s benefits, men should get about 38 grams daily, while most women need about 25 grams. Good fiber sources include whole grain foods, oatmeal, most fruits and vegetables, beans, and nuts.

  • 10: Clean the cupboards of fattening foods.

    By keeping ice cream in the freezer and chips in the pantry, you make weight loss harder than it has to be. Reduce temptation by cleaning the cupboards of fattening foods. If you want an occasional treat make sure that you must leave the house to get it.

  • 11: Lose weight slowly.

    Don’t get discouraged if you’re losing weight not as fast as you’d like. Dropping pounds takes time. Don’t set your expectations too high, because you may give up when you don’t lose weight fast enough. Remember, health benefits are noticeable after you lose 5%-10% of your body weight.

  • 12: Weigh yourself once a week.

    People who weigh themselves regularly have a tendency for more weight loss success. Weigh yourself on the same scale, the same day of the week, at the same time of day, and in the same clothes.

  • 13: Get enough sleep.

    Getting enough sleep makes you feel full and rested and keeps you from unnecessary snacking.

  • 14: Eat more fruits and vegetables.

    By eating more fruits and vegetables, you satisfy your stomach. These nutrient-rich foods are also high in water and fiber, which give a feeling of fullness.

  • 15: Limit alcohol to weekends.

    Limit alcohol to weekends because alcohol contains empty calories that can easily get converted into fat. You can enjoy your favorite alcoholic drink on weekends only, with no more than two drinks per day.

  • 16: Get help from family and friends.

    Reward yourself for your weight loss success but not with food. This way you can encourage more success. Treat yourself with a new pair of shoes or just buy CD and set a prize for the next milestone.

  • 17: Celebrate success (but not with food).

    Tell your family and friends about your decision to lead a healthy lifestyle. Maybe they’ll join you in eating right, exercising, and losing weight. They’ll cheer you on and help you when you feel like giving up.

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