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Simplicity is the key word towards your desire to achieve the healthy lifestyle
that you do deserve.
Check these suggestions and take note of what might suit you and as always, please check with your
Doctor or health specialist to make sure that they will not be harmful towards you.
10 Real Life Diet Tips
you tired of diet tips handed out by someone with apparently unlimited income and time?
For some of us, it may just not be practical to spend half of our Sunday preparing carefully portioned meals for the rest of the week, or financially
feasible to buy all our meals pre-packaged in just the right portions.
And there are those of us who cringe at the thought of weighing food to achieve 'optimal portion sizes'.
Here are ten real life diet tips for the rest of us.
Restaurant portions tend to be enormous, and if it's on
the plate, we tend to eat it.
If it's possible, order from the kid’s menu, where portions are more reasonably
2. Keep healthy snacks around and easily accessible.
A bowl of fruit on the kitchen table,
a container of celery or carrot sticks in the refrigerator, or a couple of pop-open cans of fruit salad in your desk at work will help you grab for something healthy when those first hunger pains begin.
In other words, you'll
be more likely to grab something low-calorie and good for you if it's easy to eat.
3. Substitute frozen
vegetables for canned.
Canned veggies tend to be high in sodium, which you don't need, and low in real nutrition, which
Buy economy size bags with zip closures to
make it easy to pour out a single serving for a meal.
4. Buy a vegetable steamer.
Steaming is one of the healthiest ways to cook vegetables.
The food retains nearly all of its natural nutrients instead of leaching it out into the cooking water.
Even better, it makes your veggies
taste great - which means you'll be more likely to eat them
instead of filling up on fatty foods that pack on weight.
eat standing up.
One of the easiest ways to sabotage your diet is to 'eat without thinking'.
Treat eating with the respect that it deserves.
Fix yourself a plate. Sit down
and eat properly.
You'll be less likely to just pop food into your mouth without paying attention.
your meals out.
When you eat three meals a day, your body tends to store whatever it doesn't need right that moment.
By adopting a 'grazing' habit, you'll keep your metabolism working throughout
Have a small breakfast, a piece of fruit with crackers or toast at mid-morning, a light lunch and an 'after school snack' mid-afternoon.
Just remember that you're breaking up the same amount of food
into smaller meals, not ADDING more food into your daily diet.
7. Grab a fruit juice or flavoured water instead of soda.
Soda is nothing but empty calories.
No nutrients, lots of sugar.
Instead, grab a bottle of 100% fruit juice, or water flavoured with a spritz of fruit.
8. Drink water.
Even the FDA recommends at least 8 full 8 ounce glasses
of water a day to keep your body working right.
you're dieting, you should drink even more.
It's not just that full feeling - water helps your body digest foods properly and
cleans out your system.
9. Can't afford a gym membership?
Make a pact with friends to exercise together.
Make a date at least
three times a week to play volleyball,
take a walk or spend half an hour doing something active.
10. Skip the potato chips.
Fatty snacks fried in hydrogenated oil like potato chips contribute fat and calories
and not much else.
Instead, grab a handful of dried fruit or a cup of yogurt for the same amount of
calories and a lot more nutritional benefit.
Five Healthy Weight Loss Tips
Are you tired of getting
the same old advice when it comes to dieting?
Are you looking for some quick tips to help motivate yourself during a diet?
Why not follow along below to learn about some quick healthy weight loss
Tip # 1: Take off five pounds quickly before a big event!
If you're generally in good shape, but you want to pare off a few
pounds to look your best before a big event like a class reunion, one of the
best ways to do it is to cleanse your system.
For the week before, skip the breads and pastas, eat lots of raw vegetables
and drink at least eight x 8 ounce glasses of water a day.
You'll not only end up slimmer, you'll feel 100% more energetic and healthy.
Tip # 2: Lose weight without dieting!
It's a lot easier than you think.
The key is exercise.
Just one half hour of moderate exercise
per day will burn calories - and better yet, kick your metabolism into high gear so that you continue burning calories at a higher rate.
Bonuses: you'll be doing your health a favour, too.
The latest research
shows that adding moderate exercise to your daily routine can help lower cholesterol, slow the progression of type-2 diabetes and improve your circulation.
What's moderate exercise?
A brisk one mile walk, half
an hour of dancing, or chasing the kids around in a game of tag will do it.
Tip # 3: Start your day off right!
Don't skip breakfast
when you're dieting, and don't go for the convenience of a 'nutrition bar'.
Give your body the pick-me-up of fresh fruit in either juice or raw form, and the staying power of a whole grain.
One of the best breakfasts
you can have is a bowl of whole-grain cereal with fresh berries, melon or peaches.
You get the sugar your body craves, the carbs it needs to run on, and the added
benefit of antioxidant vitamins to help it stay
on track and balanced.
Tip # 4: Take a high quality multivitamin every day.
There's no substitute for a diet that has a healthy balance
of all foods, but it's
far too easy to skimp on the essentials when you're dieting.
Make sure that your body doesn't miss out on the nutrients it needs just
because you're cutting calories.
A good multivitamin should contain, at a minimum, the minimum recommended
daily allowances of vitamins A, B6, B12, C, E and K. While you're at it, get out in the sun
for at least ten minutes a day
to help your body manufacture the vitamin D that it needs.
Tip # 5: Eat your veggies - especially your lettuce.
But don't confine
yourself to iceberg lettuce or to salads.
Darker greens have about the same number of calories and carbs,
but pack a lot more punch in the vitamins and other nutrient categories.
radicchio, watercress, escarole or spinach for the iceberg lettuce,
you add vitamin C, riboflavin’s, manganese and other essential vitamins that
aren't present in lettuce.
braised, steamed or grilled for something a little different from the usual salad.
Five Further Common Diet Tips That Really Work - and Why
Losing weight is a national preoccupation.
I challenge anyone to turn on the television or radio, surf online or open a magazine without finding an advertisement for a weight loss product or an endorsement for a new diet
or eating plan.
Everyone wants to be healthy and look their best, and for possibly the first time in the last half century, those two things happen to coincide.
The current ideal of beauty is far closer to what's
attainable by a 'real' person than it has been in decades.
Thanks to the recent popularity of actresses and singers who aren’t rail thin, coat hangers are out and healthy muscles and curves are in.
If you've been working toward that comfortable ideal body weight, chances are that you've read the same diet and weight loss tips time and time again.
In some cases, it's because someone said it and it got repeated endlessly.
In others, though, it's because the tip really works.
Here are five of the most common diet tips that really work - and why.
Tip #1. Drink a full eight ounce glass of water 20 minutes before each meal.
It's only partly because you trick your body into thinking that it's full.
real trick is in giving your body all the water that it needs.
The usual recommendation is at least an 8 oz glasses of water a day.
That's WATER - not soft drinks, not coffee. Just pure water.
body needs water to maintain all its systems and to flush wastes away.
When you don't take in enough water, it starts trying to conserve it by retaining water in
muscle and fat tissues.
your body as faithfully as you would a plant, and you'll find that it starts ridding itself of excess water regularly as well.
Is it just water weight?
But that water weight
is weight you don't have to carry around with you as long as
you're taking in enough water for your body's needs.
Tip #2. Eat your fruits and
Aside from the fact that raw fruits and vegetables pack more nutrition per calorie, in many cases you're actually getting LESS calories when you eat your produce raw.
Especially if you
generally opt for canned fruits or vegetables, there are added preservatives and flavourings that can increase calories substantially.
But there's another reason as well: your body works harder to digest raw fruits and vegetables, and
that means that it uses more calories in getting all the nutrients out of it.
Your body NEEDS the extra roughage present in fruit and vegetables that haven't been cooked and processed to keep it working right.
Tip #3. Eat a balanced diet.
It's obviously more healthy, but will it help you lose weight?
The answer is yes, and here's why.
your body lacks ANY nutrient in its daily intake, it tries to make up the difference by substituting other nutrients.
The result can be false messages that you're hungry, when what your body really craves is enough of ONE particular
Eating a balanced diet provides all the nutrients your body needs in the proper proportions so that it isn't telling you it's starving.
#4. Half an hour of moderate exercise five times a week.
Your body uses the food it eats to produce energy for your daily activities.
The more energy you use, the more of your food your body
will use to fuel it.
When you eat fewer calories than your body needs, it will turn to stored reserves to keep it going.
Adding one half hour of moderate exercise to your daily routine five times a week increases
your body's consumption of energy.
But there's more.
Your body is using up calories even when you're not exercising just to maintain circulation and health in its tissues.
It uses up more
calories maintaining muscles than fat.
As you exercise, your body is converting fat to muscle -- resulting in a higher metabolic rate as it increases its activity to keep your muscles in tone.
Tip #5. Snack between meals.
You probably never thought that you would read this but done the right way it will amaze you at the results that you will receive.
Our bodies were never designed for the 3-times-a-day eating schedule we've adopted.
They work round the clock, and need energy all the time.
Rather than eating all your calories in three sittings,
spread them out over 5 or 6.
The trick is to eat smaller meals - not add more food.
You'll keep your digestive system busy and your body at full energy all day long.
The following could be of some help to you!