Oh so many fad diets. Because there is a new program coming out every few months, it can be difficult to sift through all the types of diet to find one that really works. What works for one person will not work for another. Each of our bodies are different. The bad thing about all these diets is you only lose the weight temporarily and sometimes, this weight loss can be very harmful. They are called fad for a reason.
Here are a few of the most popular fad diets that many people try:
Diets don’t work. You have certainly heard this statement before, and it is a true one. If you want to lose weight, you have to modify your eating plan and lifestyle. The steps you should be permanent ones otherwise the pounds will be back. In this article, we’ll discuss some life changing tips that will help you succeed with your weight loss goal.
To avoid overeating, plan out your meals in advance. If you wait til the last minute, you’re more likely to eat unhealthy. Planning instead, you can stick to healthier foods and reach your goals quicker.
Buying smaller plates and bowls will help reduce how much you’re eating. You can trick your brain into thinking that you’re eating a larger portion if the plate is full. This is also great for getting your family to join you in eating less – they won’t even know you’re doing anything differently!
Eat functional foods for weight loss. Functional foods provide many benefits, as they are full of nutrients, low in calories, and can help to reduce the risk of certain illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. Examples of functional foods include oats, which are full of soluble fiber, tomatoes, which contain cancer-fighting lycopene, fish, which contains omega-3 fatty acids, essential in lowering cholesterol, cruciferous vegetables and citrus fruits.
A great way to help you lose weight is to treat yourself by buying yourself nice things whenever you notice a little bit of progress. Treating yourself to a new item of clothing can go a long way in keeping you motivated to continue with your goal of losing weight.
When you are preparing meat at home make sure that you trim off any excess fat before putting it on to cook. While the body does need some fat, it does not need to have too much excess, so trimming meat is a good way to shave off the pounds.
When ordering food at restaurants or fast food places, buy smaller portions. If you usually buy a foot long sandwich, buy a 6 inch instead. When at a movie theater buy a small popcorn. If you are going through a a drive-through, order a small hamburger and small fries instead of “super sizing it.” You will eat less calories per meal.
If you enjoy foods with any type of spread on them (like cream cheese) try using peanut butter or almond butter instead. These are protein based, which will keep you full longer, and also have more nutritional content than cream cheese or butter has. Get used to new tastes and textures with your food.