Dieting, Natural Foods

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Tips for Natural Foods in Your Diet Plan

Omega 3's found in most fish help fight cancer and heart disease.

Poultry portions are very tricky when it comes to adding up the calorie content. The reason is that poultry comes in so many different sizes. 

One chicken leg might be twice as big as another brand. Most legs contain about 130 calories and a small breast, about 200. Remove skin to save more calories.

Mash 1/2 a ripened peach and add a dash of cinnamon.

Add a shot of vanilla and a teaspoon of raisins if desired. For about 50 calories - you've got a delicious diet spread that won't spread out your hips and thighs.

Per the USDA, limit eating tuna to one time per week due to toxins. Opt for light over Albacore which is apt to contain more mercury.

Skinny Tuna Salad Recipe: use tuna packed in spring water; drain then add 1/4 cup of diced onions, 1/2 teaspoon of fresh chopped parsley, 2 Tablespoons of LIGHT Mayo, salt and pepper to taste.

Natural Dietary Fiber vs Fiber Supplements

Keep in mind that 'broom thin' isn't always 'prettier' or 'healthier'. Choose the weight that you feel best and most comfortable with.

It's important to get your daily dose of fiber into your diet plan. Constipation isn't pretty and may reflect 'false pounds' on your weight scale.

Your daily intake of fiber should be 25-30 grams.

Exercise caution in taking over the counter fiber pills and drinks which may cause uncomfortable bloating. Also, be sure that you aren't over-fibering your diet which can prove as bad as under-fibering.

Healthy Tips to Assist With Your Diet

Free weights will help tone your body as you lose weight, and toning exercises are generally easy to do. For best toning and weight loss results, exercise every other day, giving your body and muscles time to recoup.

Promote a healthier lifestyle for the entire family by enjoying meals together at the table. Share the events of the day - get close. And of course, load the table with healthy foods.

Most diet pills come with health risks - even those that tout 'natural ingredients' or 'herb based'.

If you have any clothing in your closets which are remnants from your thinner days, drag them out and use them for Diet Motivation.

Set aside a specific time in your schedule for activity. You'll be more apt to stick with your routine when time is dedicated.

If you are on a weight loss program with your partner and they 'fudge the diet plan' don't be too harsh. You may need their sympathy as you both travel down the primrose path to weight loss success.

Remain in control of your weight loss plan from the get-go. Stick to your guns, even if others think you're not being fun.

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