Typical Diet Foods Associated
Foods that are typically associated with Diet Failure include: canned tuna, crackers, grapefruit, boiled eggs, carrots, cucumbers, cottage cheese and celery. And these are some of the healthiest foods on the planet!
It's not the foods in particular that created a situation ripe for Diet Failure, rather the situation of Diet Boredom.
The a-typical dieter opts to insert the lowest calorie foods into their daily diet to achieve weight loss. Now that's a great thing.
The problem occurs when the dieter enjoys only these type foods and ends up having a diet so deficient in calories that it doesn't last long.
And before I lost all my unwanted weight once and for all, I too went running to the closest can of tuna, the freshest carton of eggs, the biggest bag of grapefruit quite often when the mood to lose weight played at my soul. Until I got a grasp on knowing the number of calories (energy) that my body required each day to achieve my recommended weight, it was a constant struggle.
With this said, I hope the following weight loss tips that are related to the above popular diet foods add spice and vitality to your next diet or weight loss plan.
Rather than eating canned tuna and a stick of crackers, reach for 2 slices of whole grain bread. Better yet, reach for a whole grain sub roll. Add a serving of Miracle Whip Light to the tuna for a skinny 20 calories. Also add 1 cup or more of shredded lettuce which contains a silly 5-15 calories per cup, depending upon the variety of lettuce. A chopped plum tomato will add a scant 11 calories. So for only a few more calories, we now have one boss tuna sandwich which is eons more satisfying than a bland can of tuna on a soggy bed of crackers.
Rather than kill your brain cells by going totally grapefruit, enjoy your grapefruit at breakfast along with a bowl of Total cereal and 1/2 cup of skim milk. You'll keep the hungries away so you can focus on the important things.
These are a super-rich source of cholesterol, specifically the white of the egg. They are also a great source of protein. When eggs aren't salted-down, they can assist in ridding water that has been retained by the body via other foods that were over-salted.
The great thing about eggs, whether they are boiled, scrambled, fried, poached or prepared as an omelet, eggs will stick to the ribs for hours to come.
They make a fabulous food source for dieters, but the dieter must take care in assuring that their diet is not too calorie-restricted.
Therefore, by all means - enjoy boiled eggs, take care with the salt shaker, and be sure to add other healthy to your weight loss plan, including canned tuna, grapefruit, carrots, cucumbers, cottage and celery.
Liven-up the cottage by adding other healthy foods such as golden raisins, dried cranberries or chopped apricots. Or stuff a tomato shell with a serving of cottage cheese. Cottage cheese also serves as a lower calorie option in recipes for cream cheese, ricotta cheese and other higher calorie cheese.
All of these delicious vegetables are super low in calories and fat, and also super popular with dieters. They can help take the edge off of hunger at the end of a long day, or in between meals. However, many dieters turn into a Diet Bunny, opting to graze on veggies and nothing else. The result is a boring diet lacking in nutritional values.
It's okay to add a little peanut butter to that lonely celery stick. It's okay to dip that baby carrot in a bath of light dressing. And you can also invite Mr. Cucumber to the party.
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