How to Lose Weight Without Dieting
Written by Diet Bites
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:
Breakfast: 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
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
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
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:
Breakfast: 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
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
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!
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!