Liven up standard salads with a bit of fresh herbs. Cilantro, parsley, fresh rosemary - each add a unique bite to salad.
Liquid diets rarely render long-lasting weight loss results. In addition, they are very hard on the body.
Although liquid dieting may render quick weight loss but once food is resumed, lost weight is generally quickly regained.
The body also runs the risk of losing muscle rather than fat through strict liquid dieting.
A salad mix of lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers can be enhanced by adding your favorite fruit and a few chopped nuts.
Chopped apple with walnuts turn dull to deliciously fun. Add a bit of roasted chicken and you won't even feel like you are on a diet.
How often should you weigh? As often as you like!
BUT, be sure to weigh the same time during the day when making comparisons with your last weigh-in. You'll weigh much more after you've been up a few hours due to fluid and food intake.
A prepackaged devil's food cake mix with prepackaged frosting contains about 450 calories per 1/12 of the cake.
Angelfood contains about 1/3 the calories. Fly high with the angel when dieting!
If you have a bad Diet Day and go on a binge, you're going to feel very bad afterwards. You may feel so bad that you want to stop your diet. DON'T!! Plan to start anew 'tomorrow'.
Take heed NOT to continue the binge until the sun rises the following morning. It may appear that you've done all the Diet Damage that you can do - but that's not so. Every additional calorie that you pack inside of you pops up on the outside of you if you exceed your daily calorie limit.
Color-coordinate your diet plate. Example: beets, wax beans, broccoli, corn, grilled fish, brown bread. A prettier presentation equates to a more delightful dining experience.
We've all heard something to the effect of "if you give up one soda per day, in one year you'll lose X amount of weight".
Don't focus too much on this branch of Diet Hooey. This method of weight loss never works OR should I say that in my experience, I've never known anyone who has experienced weight loss in this manner. The body is very adaptive and if we've tuned it a certain way for a good number of days, it will find a way to make up those 'saved' calories.
Promise yourself something nice for each 10 pounds of weight loss - such as a pretty dress or a guy gadget. Hum, maybe a pretty dress?
Fast Food Tip: Supersizing meals supersizes the body. The more we poke into our tummies, the more difficult it is to get that full-feeling. In short: Our bodies require more and more food in order to achieve that 'I'm feeling full' feeling.