4 Quick and Easy Ways to Change Your Diet Today
Permanent weight loss is gradual and slow. We didn’t gain the weight overnight, and will take awhile to lose.
Unfortunately, we have this instant gratification thing going on, we want results and we want them now!
Alas, this isn’t going to happen. So we take baby steps and make small changes here and there that will help achieve good results.
You should plan on losing one/two pounds a week, when you are on a diet, you might lose a little more if you are heavier.
Eat your breakfast!
Eat breakfast whether you’re hungry or not! When you eat breakfast, it jump starts your metabolism. It does not need to be a huge breakfast, either. I prefer oatmeal, because it tends to stick with me longer. Some days, though, I’ll eat a turkey sandwich.
I love whole milk. I drank scads of the stuff while I was pregnant. I gained lots of weight, too. In order to cut out the fat and calories, I switched to one percent.
Start drinking your coffee black, or if you cannot handle black, go lowfat milk in your coffee. Order any coffee you might drink while out with skim milk or low fat milk instead of whole milk. Skip the whipped cream in your coffee, too.
Drink your water
Some folks say drinking water helps to fill you up. I personally don’t agree with this theory – if I’m hungry, I’m hungry. If I’m thirsty, I’m thirsty. If I’m hungry, water will not make the hunger go away. Food will, though.
Eat and lose weight!
Oh, yes. There is no reason to starve yourself when dieting. Eat! Make sure you have healthy food that you like to eat on hand and don’t be afraid to eat it.
Fruit, salad, low fat yogurt and cottage cheese can make great snacks, are low calorie/ low fat and can satisfy your hunger nicely.
Eating several meals a day will help reduce any cravings you have, releases “fuel” your body needs to function, and will also help to regulate blood sugar.