Remove all excess skin and fat from chicken before cooking. Chicken fat contains 100% fat and 100% cholesterol. Cooking with chicken fat is just shy of cooking with lard - lethal to any diet.
Make your own low calorie 3 bean salad: 1 can of green beans, 1 can of kidney beans (drained), 1 can of waxed beans plus 1 cup of vinegar, diced onions, diced bell pepper, dash of celery seeds and several packets of Splenda. Seal.
Lardless Beans - Manufacturers generally use lard to make refried beans - generally considered the most lethal cooking fat to the daily diet due to its saturating powers.
Make your own 'lardless ones' by whipping up cooked pinto beans and adding 1 Tablespoon of chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon of cumin to each 1 cup of beans. Salt and pepper to suit personal taste. Picante sauce adds extra zip.
Weather permitting, realize your own limitations and then, recognize those limitations. If you've been inactive these last few weeks or months, you'll need to take it slow in the beginning. Traction isn't pretty.
Make your first outing short and limited. Slowly build from there. To accelerate your capabilities, try a couple of short outings in one day with the time spaced between the activities (if possible). For example, go bowling early in the day, then take a half-mile walk or hike that evening. It's really outrageous to set a beginning goal of say....walking 5 miles three times per week.
Food Pyramid Weight Loss & Nutrition Tip: Enjoy 2-3 servings of protein per day such as dried beans, eggs, nuts, meat, poultry and fish.
Play with your measuring cups and spoons! Use either real food or clay-doe. A teaspoon is a very tiny amount - less than 1/2 the amount that a Tablespoon holds. On a serious note, these few objects may be the most important tools in your weight loss plan.
Once you reach your weight loss goals - be careful! You sure don't want to look another diet in the eye ever again. Eat healthy, play hard and know when to relax.
Become familiar with serving sizes. It's also for dieters to keep in mind that the labels on all food packages come with recommended serving sizes. HOWEVER, most prepared foods consist of a combination of miscellaneous foods from the official Food Pyramid and dieters would be better served in keeping as close to natural as possible.
Example: choose fresh spinach over package prepared creamed spinach.
If you spit into the wind and it blows back into your face, stay indoors for the day or face the world tomorrow looking like a rabid Alfalfa.
Instead, enjoy The Great Indoors! Take a short journey to your local skating rink - or ice rink, where the temperature is at least controlled and there are people to pick you up when you fall and your tongue gets stuck.