The Best Dieting Tips
Written by Diet Bites
If you are on a diet, or contemplating weight loss, one of the questions you may ponder is, "How long is this going to take me to accomplish?"
The amount of weight that you need to lose should effect the way that you approach weight loss.
Diet Bites offers the following suggestions to help making losing weight easier to attain by using a sensible thought process:
Dieter A - Has 5-25 pounds to lose. Dieter A should plan reaching their weight loss goal by thinking of the time as days rather than weeks."I lost 15 pounds in thirty days" sounds much more appealing than "I lost 15 pounds in a month," doesn't it?
Dieter B - Has 26-50 pounds to lose. Dieter B should plan reaching their weight loss goal by thinking of the time as weeks rather than months.
Dieter C - Has 51-100 pounds to lose. Dieter C should plan reaching their weight loss goal by thinking of the time as weeks rather than months. "I lost 50 pounds in 25 weeks," sounds pretty good!
Dieter D - Has over 100 pounds to lose. Dieter D should plan reaching their weight loss goal by thinking of the time as months rather than years. I've known some individuals who have dropped over 150 pounds in 12 months. Even if an individual has 300 or more pounds to drop, it can be accomplished. The sooner the diet is started, the sooner the dieter will reach their weight loss goal.
As a note, before you embark on a diet plan, always get approval from your doctor first. However you plan your weight loss window, be sure and stick to your plan. Quitters never win!
Night Night Diet
How to blow your diet plan by eating late at night...
About the worse thing you can do while dieting is to eat late at night. There's simply no time to burn off the calories and the food rests on your tummy for most of the night.
If you feel a snack attack coming on in the late evening, try the following:
* drink 1 cup of skim or low fat milk and forget the chocolate chip cookies
* eat a serving of cottage cheese for a healthy protein fix that may also assist in burning calories
* brush your teeth (old, but good diet tip!)
* turn in for the evening because your weight loss scales will thank you, come morning.
The Importance of Making Your Diet a Fun Plan!
There are many things in life that we just don't like to do and unfortunately, dieting and weight loss usually reside at the top of the 'I don't like to do this' list. Some of us spend 2/3 of our life 'not liking' what we are doing - from our jobs at work to house cleaning.
Combine this with the amount of time we spend sleeping, and life pretty much sucks. On that note, try to make everything you do - or at least the majority of what you do, pleasant - including dieting and weight loss.
There is one really good thing about sacrifice amid dieting - and that is 'your reward will be great'! And it's a lot easier to do that 'unpleasant something' when we know that at the end of that unpleasant something, rests gold! Go for the gold!
Best Diet Tips!
Here are a few of our favorites:
-choose water & and citrus wedge over soda, juice and other sugar-loaded beverages
-relax at the end of your stressful day by wrapping yourself in a cucumber mask while soaking in a lavender-scented tub of warm water
-snack tray: 2 cups of chilled fresh fruit served with a tiny bowl with Light Topping of your choice adding 2-3 crushed strawberries. Stir gently and place in the middle of your fruit tray. Then dip, dip, dip!
Foods That Make A Difference In Your Diet
Keeping weight loss and fitness simple is a big key in your success. Switching around just a few food selections in your diet can bring great health rewards! Try some of the following well-guarded diet tricks by substituting:
-no calorie butter spray for real butter or margarine
-fruit for candy/cake/pies
-low fat popcorn for chips
-limiting cream for your coffee/tea
-skim milk for whole milk (or use 1%) BUT recent health studies indicate that whole milk is one of your best choices & doesn't appear to impact bad cholesterol in a negative way
-opt for plant milks such as oat, almond, etc.
-Grapenuts cereal for nuts in your recipes
-applesauce/dried fruits/bananas/dates for oil in your recipes
-light sour cream for regular sour cream
-diet soda for regular sugary sodas
-mustard for Mayo OR Light Mayo for regular Mayo
-light salad dressing for regular salad dressing
Try incorporating the above into your diet as a 10-day trial period while sticking to your normal diet. If you lose weight you just may want to stick to this plan if you are wanting to lose weight. Keep in mind that little things really add up to big things where your overall health is concerned.
Keep in mind that little things really add up to big things where your overall health is concerned.