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Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Diet Article: Looking forward to the great things associated with healthy weight.

You're finally there, at the bottom of the mountain called Weight Loss Success, ready to start your journey to a thinner, healthier you. Depending upon how much weight that you have to lose, your mountain may be small or very tall and looming. You may even get a bit dizzy as you stare up towards the top - which is where you plan to climb over the forthcoming weeks.

By the end of your climb, you will be at your recommended healthy weight - and oh my, are you going to look gorgeous both internally and externally.

Keep in mind that no matter how tall and looming that mountain might appear that you are equipped with all the tools to make the climb. After all, you know every inch of this mountain well. You built it your own self, over time. And while you built it strong, you didn't build it to last. It is mined with faults that were part of your former, unhealthy daily diet.

You are very aware of where those faults are - and you're aware of how to conquer them. You can - and you will along with your most valuable tools that you've packed for this journey. In your knapsack resides determination, faith, the spirit to succeed, willpower, devotion to your daily diet and patience.

With this said, let's review some of the most basic, yet the most important tips that can assist in making the climb go must faster and easier:

1. Balance your daily caloric intake.

Determine the number of calories that your recommended weight requires and stick to these totals. Determine the caloric totals by reading nutrition labels - or get a calorie book which will tell you the caloric values of foods based on a particular amount or serving size. Remember that your weight is based on caloric intake and expenditure - not on counting carbohydrates or fat grams - and more on this later in this diet article.  Determine Your Calorie Needs | Determine Your Ideal Weight

Keep in mind the 'intake and expenditure' of calories - which the body recognizes as 'energy'. What you eat and drink equals your intake values. The activity that you perform throughout the day, in conjunction with the energy that the body requires to adequately function equals the calorie expenditure. For example: Rod requires 2,000 per day to maintain his ideal weight. On this particular date he consumes 2,200 calories in food and drink. He now has an overage of 200 calories. If he doesn't find a way to burn off the energy - or 'expend' the energy, they are going to be registered and stored in his fat cells via the digestive process.

Rob enjoys snow skiing and the weather is perfect for this activity. He plays with this activity - having fun doing such for the next hour. His current weigh is 175 pounds. He burned 160 calories for every 15 minutes of skiing for a total of about 640 calories. Let's subtract those 200 calories to equal 440 calories. Now Rob can go indoors and enjoy a snack and perhaps a cup of hot chocolate to energize. He has balanced his daily caloric intake quite well.

2. Let's get back to the carbohydrates and dietary fat issue referenced above.

While these elements do not determine one's weight, the food and drink choices that we make which contain these elements can influence their caloric values. When it comes to carbohydrates - reach for the whole grain; make at least one-half of your daily choices in whole grain form for optimum healthy values as well as to quell appetite. Carbohydrates assist in keeping our energy levels, level.

As to dietary fats, the types of fats that are consumed become distributed within the body differently. Saturated fats and Trans fats can end up getting stored in the upper 'belly' or abdomen, or may surround the vital organs, even in thin people. Limit fats for a higher rate of weight loss success.

3. Be sure to enjoy your food at meal time and snack time, but eat less that you did in your former unhealthy daily diet.

If you eat too fast, you risk eating too many calories as it takes the stomach about 15 to 20 minutes to notify the brain that it's full. It's busy enjoying the food and processing the food - and it's so busy that it just takes it time to notify our brain. Busy, busy.

If your attention is elsewhere, that's not good either because you may not even be aware of what you're eating. And how could you when your friend Sally is dishing the dirt on that latest reality program?

Look for 'hunger clues' to determine if you're really hungry, or if you're hunting for snipe. To determine the difference, if you're thinking about eating and you're wanting a particular food, then you're not truly hungry.

You're just snipe-hunting. But if you're ready to eat anything that is placed before you - then you are truly hungry.

To continue reading more weight loss tips, let's move to the next page.

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