Dieting is not an answer, but rather a part of a solution. Most of us think of diets as ways to lose weight or to control it, but truth be told a diet really is just a term used for what we eat. If you want to lose weight and keep it off you have to make your diet a part of your life. In other words, you need to change your eating habits and stop thinking about fast diets where you lose 10 or 20 pounds in a week or two just to reclaim them after you stop dieting
Avoid heavily salted foods. These foods will cause your body to retain water, and salt is not necessarily a good thing. In addition, large amounts of salt leads to adverse health consequences such as high blood pressure. Try to choose healthier options whenever possible, but do not deny yourself the pleasures saltier together as this will cause the evil desires that unintentionally hinder your progress. If you are looking a particular treat allow yourself to indulge-but be aware and limit yourself to one or two pieces instead of the whole serving.
Avoid fried foods as much as possible. Again, these pack extra calories that you do not necessarily need and can lead to health problems down the road. As before, if you have a specific needs, do not be shy to indulge yourself-just think portion control! Whenever possible chose grilled or more simply: Everything other than roasted
Avoid soda and sugary drinks whenever possible. These drinks will increase the total bill in restaurants, and will fill you up with more empty calories. A typical 8 oz glass of soda contains about 26 28 grams of sugar and packages an average of about 260 calories. I know what you’re thinking, what about the diet drinks? While it is true that these drinks are lower in calories and sugar they contain large amounts of sodium (salt) which is not good for you! The safe bet is to stick with water.
Avoid eating the whole thing. Restaurants usually earns more than the average person can and should eat. As a rule of thumb, try to eat about half of those who serve and bag the rest. This will ensure you do not overeat and will give you the added bonus of a free meal the next day. An alternative to this is to order a plate and split it between you and your guest, whatever you achieve the same result-portion control
Avoid double dipping in the wrong foods. . groups. For instance, rice and potatoes or fried chicken and fried shrimp. Think balanced meal and order one of all, a carbohydrate (rice, potatoes, etc.), a protein (chicken, beef, shrimp, etc.), a vegetable (carrots, broccoli, etc.), and so on and so forth .
Avoid desserts. Alright, this is a tough, I admit it, but think about the calorie numbers we are talking about when considering a chocolate double layered ice cream concoction in an appetizing brownie! Again, denial is not the answer the answer is portion control. Share desserts with some one, bring it with you, or leave it, other than to eat the whole thing
Finally, do not forget to put a little exercise into your life. . Studies have shown that 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise can do wonders for your health. Do not go crazy about start small and work your way up and make sure to consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
Tips and Warnings
Drink plenty of water
Think portion control
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Always consult your doctor before beginning any diet or exercise program.