Avoid the drive-through's at restaurants.
You'll get in a bit of activity by walking inside, and also avoid harmful exhaust fumes. You'll also save a bit of fuel. What a deal!
Create Healthier Pickled Beets
Pickle beets by adding a bit of vinegar and Splenda/Equal to the juice. Refrigerate until cold. Pickled beets are a nutritious food that can be prepared in advance.
It's important to have healthy foods on hand, especially when the Hungries pay an unexpected visit to your Diet Doorstep.
Diet Dip & Raw Vegetable Tips
A raw veggie tray served with fat free, sugar free yogurt makes a refreshing summer alternative to hot food. The great thing about veggies is that almost all of them are low in calories and contain no fat. You can eat a lot for a little amount of calories.
Need to get a little more Vitamin C AND veggies into your weight loss plan? Try a tomato. The tomato contains more Vitamin C than an orange.
Mayo, About the Same Calories as Cream Cheese
Kick up the taste of your boring sandwich by spreading on a very thin line of cream cheese. It only takes a bit and will replace your regular smear of Mayo.
We recommend that you heat your sandwich first, then spread on the thin line of cream cheese right before serving. The heat will make it spread smoother. Grab a diet soda, a single serving sized bag of baked chips and you're in Diet Heaven!
Easy Dill Dressing Tip
Make a tasty dill dressing: 2 Tablespoons of fat free Miracle Whip, 1 teaspoon of milk, fresh dill-chopped, squirt of lemon. Stir.
While dieting, a burst of a new taste will lend the feeling that you're splurging rather than restricting. And it's really important that you don't feel deprived while dieting.
Sandwiches and salads make up a big portion of the dieter's weight loss plan.
A plain sandwich or salad is mighty tasty at the beginning of the diet. A few days or weeks of salads or sandwiches, and the dieter begins to feel like they're sprouting ears and a cottontail. Watch out for those square teeth too, because they're awfully square and sharp.
Wipe out ear growth and cotton tail by adding 'new goodies' to your standard sandwiches and salads to jack up the taste. An example: Toss a few golden raisins and chopped walnuts into a lettuce and tomato salad.
Roman Chair exercises to tone up the tummy.
Sit on the edge of a chair and fold your arms over your chest like a genie. Lean back slowly and when you feel a sense of 'tightening' in the tummy area, hold that stance.
In the beginning, it may be difficult to hold your stance for more than a few seconds. Build up slowly. Keep your feet flat on the floor during the exercise.
Healthier Treat Options for Weight Loss
When going out for ice cream, look for frozen yogurt. Generally, it's about 50 calories less per serving than full blown ice cream.
If you are on a low carb diet, take note that most low carb ice creams contain about the same number of calories as regular ice cream.
Get fresh! Add fresh fruit to salad for a surprisingly good taste. Raisins and apples go well with cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes and carrots. Although salads can be prepared in advance, they taste best fresh. Lettuce tends to wilt and tomatoes create a watery brew. Keep in mind that there's nothing that squeaks the Wheels of Diet Success like a fresh dieter!
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