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Horse Sense Diet Plan

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Using Your Good Sense to Lose Weight in a Healthy Manner

Not having good luck on your current diet plan? Neigh? Well, quit horsing around and mount this sensible diet plan that makes use of your good sense while meal planning. Watch out for cockleburs.

Losing weight CAN be about a lot of things such as: calories, fat, carbs, exercise and so forth. But basically, maintaining a trim shape stems upon the types of foods that we eat to fuel our bodies. Making smart food choices mirrors those results on our weight scales.

Here is an example of how you can put your Good Diet Horse Sense to work while retiring your Bad Diet Horse Sense to pasture:

Bad Food Choices

Good/Better Food Choices

Donut - about 200 calories

Banana - about 100 calories

Chicken Fried Steak & Country Gravy- about 750 calories

Grilled Sirloin - about 150 calories per 3 ounces

Cheeseburger (regular) - about 600 calories

Cheeseburger (small) - about 300 calories

Candy Bar - about 300 calories

1/2 bag of light buttered popcorn - about 150 calories

Potato Chips - about 160 calories per serving

1 baked potato, pat of butter, salt, pepper - about 150 calories

Cupcakes (2) - about 400 calories

Ham, Cheese, light Mayo, lettuce, tomato sandwich on 2 slices of bread + 1 serving of chips - about 400 calories

Enchilada (beef & cheese) - 1 for about 600 calories

Taco (lean ground beef) - 1 for about 180 calories

Choose foods that will produce healthy results for your body and excess weight will naturally decrease.

Even those of us who aren't geniuses can easily reason that a fresh vegetable is healthier than one drowning in butter and cheese. All it takes is a little good Diet Horse Sense.

More Bad Diet Horse Sense

Horse Blinders

Sally is very interested in a 750-calorie piece of pecan pie. She believes that if she ignores the amount of calories contained in the pie, she will not experience weight gain.

Heavy Foods Equals Weight Gain - Even though an eclair may be light and fluffy and a grapefruit may be round and boxy, they are light-years apart in calorie content. Never judge a food by looking at its cover.

Diet Pills Will Solve all Weight Ills, Not True

There is no diet pill alive that can melt pounds off the body.

Some diet pills may curb appetite, or make an individual feel as if they have just stuck their finger in a light socket, or dehydrate the body to produce 'false weight loss' - but they cannot melt away fat from the body.

False Weight Gain

Things that can effect the numbers on your weight loss scales:

If your scales suddenly indicate a weight gain, don't panic just yet!

That's certainly easier said than done, because when you're dieting, that 2-pound weight gain is a lot more disconcerting than when you weren't dieting, and you gained a pound or two.

Weight gain while dieting could be nothing more than the weight of the food that you ate during the day - and not 'true weight'. 

That's why, the best time of day to weigh is first thing in the morning. There's an added plus if the numbers are higher than you anticipated: you won't need caffeine to wake you up. Now let's get serious about true weight gain vs false weight gain....

Some other culprits that account for 'false weigh-ins' include:

- Water retention from eating foods high in sodium (salt); keep in mind that fast foods - even healthier, low calorie fast foods tend to be very high in salt content.

- Salt equals flavor; while salt contains zero calories it works to retain water in the body sometimes adding on 2, 3 or more pounds of false weight gain. And it may take a few days for the water retention to subside;

- It's perfectly normal to see a weight gain just before you experience a nice drop in weight on the scales;

- Weight gain for women amid that pesky time of the month is also quite common;

- The weather, including humidity may cause false pounds to register on the weight scales;

- Allergies, hidden diseases & health issues, such as diabetes & thyroid can be weight gain culprits;

- Pregnancy - which is a normal, healthy time for weight gain;

- Stress, including stress related to both positive and negative events in your life (job related stress, wedding, new baby, death of loved one, etc.); and of course, eating too much of a good thing will add TRUE pounds to your weight scales - not to mention your body.

In Summary

To lose weight, utilize your good horse sense.


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