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How to Lose Weight Without Dieting

Written by Diet Bites

The Easy Diet Plan - Weight Loss Plan #2 - Part 1 Here

Lose Weight, No Diet Approach

If you're desperately seeking a way to lose weight without dieting OR if dieting just isn't for you but you desire to drop those unwanted pounds, Diet Bites has a very simple, safe weight loss solution that can help.


To get us started, let's peer into Daffney's daily diet. Daffney's body requires 1,650 calories per day in order to be at her recommended weight.

At this point, Daffney has tried so many diet and weight loss plans, she has just tossed in the hat where those are concerned. What is mind-boggling to Daffney is that she doesn't feel that she consumes an overage of calories each day, but for some reason, the extra pounds keep piling on instead of falling off.

Let's see if we can identify any holes in Daffney's daily diet and how she can lose weight without dieting. The following is representative of a typical day's diet for Daffney:

Diet Breakfast Menu

1 serving of oats, 1 piece of fruit, 1 cup of skim milk, 1 slice of whole grain toast

Mid-Morning Snack: a 100 calorie snack + coffee

Diet Lunch Menu

Lunch: a sandwich consisting of lean ham, cheese, spring mix, tomato and two slices of whole grain bread + a handful of chips + a diet soda

Mid-Afternoon Snack: a 100 calorie snack + coffee

Diet Dinner Menu

Dinner: grilled chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, whole grain roll, tea

Bedtime Snack: cup of diet-friendly cocoa

The Calorie Count - The Big Calorie Difference

This is how Daffney thinks the calories add up:

Breakfast - 350 calories
Mid-Morning Snack - 100 calories
Lunch - 450 calories
Mid-Afternoon Snack - 200 calories
Dinner - 500 calories
Bedtime Snack - 50 calories
Total Calories = 1,650 calories

This is how the calories really add up:

Breakfast - 500 calories
Mid-Morning Snack - 200 calories
Lunch - 700 calories
Mid-Afternoon Snack - 200 calories
Dinner - 700 calories
Bedtime Snack - 200 calories
Total Calories = 2,500 calories

Oh dear - how on earth can there exist such a wide variance in calories?

Without any additives, Daffney's calculations would be correct. The result of the vast calorie difference is therefore due to the additives that Daffney is adding to her food, but is overlooking when she tally's her daily calorie amount.

Here is Daffney's daily menu with the additives included:

Diet Breakfast Menu

1 serving of oats + sugar +  butter; 1 piece of fruit, 1 cup of skim milk, 1 slice of whole grain toast + butter.

Mid-Morning Snack: a 100 calorie snack + coffee containing a generous dose of both creamer and sugar

Diet Lunch Menu

Lunch: Sandwich consisting of lean ham, cheese, spring mix, tomato and two slices of whole grain bread + a handful of chips + a diet soda. The sandwich also contained a generous dose of Mayo and the handful of chips were closer to two servings than one.

Mid-Afternoon Snack: a 100 calorie snack + coffee containing a generous dose of both creamer and sugar

Diet Dinner Menu

Dinner: Grilled chicken, green beans topped with butter, mashed potatoes prepared with lots of cream and butter, whole grain roll + butter; tea heavily sweetened with sugar.

Bedtime Snack: cup of diet-friendly cocoa with added sugar and marshmallows

Oh those evil little additives. They certainly can be expensive - particularly where calories are concerned.

The good news is that Daffney can make a few simple changes in her daily diet and her weight loss dilemma can vanish! And so can you!

In Summary

The important thing to keep in mind is that almost-all foods in their natural state are low in fat and calories. It's when we start adding tiny pieces of the Diet Puzzle to them - that suddenly spell Weight Gain Disaster. We may enjoy our mashed potatoes with a lot of cream and a lot of butter, but what is the worse situation: Enjoying our potatoes with lots of cream and butter OR enjoying a small baked potato with a pat of butter? That's only a small sacrifice, right? With so much to gain - like weight loss results!

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