Dieting and feeling deprived does nothing to improve my attitude. That kind of diet is short lived and ends in failure and see-saw weight loss and gain.
It is possible to change your diet, in order to lose weight, without feeling deprived. This involves “fat-causing” habits--exchanging them for habits that cause weight loss and weight stabilization.
Use these tips to lose pounds and maintain stable weight.
Recognize what makes you over-eat and work to change those habits
Often hunger pains are nothing more than dehydration. Before you eat, try drinking water first. Buy bottled water by the case and always have a bottle available
Don’t skip meals. Skipping meals may slow your metabolism. It saps your energy and increases the risk of eating the wrong things like grabbing a candy bar or a fast-food cheeseburger on the run.
Plan ahead to eat four smaller meals throughout the day.
Cut out 'white' - bread, cereal, rice, pasta. Eat only 100% whole grain!
Eat well-balanced meals.
Fruits, vegetables and whole grains offer large portions for a small amount of calories. A meal should include:
Large serving of vegetables
Fat Free Milk
If you need a desert, eat fruit
Small bowl of grapes
One ounce of Nuts
Baby carrot sticks
Lynne Chapman served as Hair Site Editor of BellaOnline.com for fifteen years. She is a professional stylist and colorist of more than forty years.