Enter into the World of Natural Exotica! Visit a local health market that's well stocked. If you live in a rural area, try surfing the Net. You'll discover foods, teas, vitamins, natural medical cure-alls, organic, organic - can we say organic? foods. The fabulous thing about natural foods is that they are naturally lower in fat and calories.
Rather than use full-bodied buttermilk in your favorite recipe, try using skim milk that's been 'soured' with teaspoon of white vinegar. You'll never be able to tell the difference. Or, try adding 1/2 of REAL buttermilk to the recipe and 1/2 cup of skim milk.
Check out the multiple versions of vinegar at your local market to spruce up that salad or veggie entree.
At the end of the long, tiring day - chill out in your tub by enjoying a long relaxing bubblebath. Surround yourself with candles and your favorite music.
Pour yourself a favorite diet beverage and use that special wine glass in doing such. Cut up a cucumber and gently place a couple of slices over your eyes. That's it....relax...and RECHARGE!
No matter how much weight you lose OR don't lose - never forget who you are. Many times, weight has a way of changing people's personality in a negative rather than a positive way.
Keep in mind that you are more bothered about your weight than those around you.
Think like a kid where activity is concerned. Grab some chalk and play hopscotch OR run OR skip OR jump rope OR skate OR grab that rusting bike and dust off the seat.
Keep in mind that your restrictive diet plan isn't going to be forever. Once the unwanted weight is gone - you're going to feel lighter, be healthier and you can enjoy more of those favorite things. Only this time, you're Diet Wise!
Take special care while dieting to focus on yourself. Know your goals and don't allow friends, family or co-workers to shatter your diet plan.
If you're the chief cook at home, have the family's meal mirror your diet. They'll be healthier for it - and they may even feel like they are helping you in reaching your weight loss goal.