All the latest diet programs try to blind you with science when convincing you that it is the answer to all your dreams.
So many terms are banded about that it is no surprise that many people are confused as to what is good for them and what is not.
The main thing that should be understood, is that to lose weight, you must burn off more calories than you consume.
As a rule high fat food has the most calories and natural products like fruit and vegetables have less.
To burn off enough calories you really need to walk, for example, for at least 30 minutes several times per week.
Drinking lots of water is a brilliant habit to get into and it’s much more thirst quenching than sodas or tea. Water flushes out all the toxins from the body and benefits the skin as well. It keeps the body hydrated and makes it function better.
Many dieters fail because of late night snacks or bad eating habits that they just can’t stop like a biscuit with a hot drink or a box of popcorn while watching a movie. If you eat regular meals the need to snack will eventually stop but until then have carrot sticks or other healthy options at the ready.
This method could work with bad habits too but really it is better to break the pattern rather than providing a replacement. Toughing it out is not as painful as you might think so give it a go. If you stop at the store to buy candy or a takeaway breakfast, just keep driving or leave home later so you don’t have any time.
Processed food in general is not as healthy as home cooked food, so why not dust down the recipe book and experiment with new ingredients. If you are on your own it is difficult to cater for one but it is possible by freezing some for another day. Get creative and re-discover your taste buds.
Cut down on your salt intake, use herbs and spices instead to add flavor, there are lots of hidden salt in canned and other processed foods so always read labels to know exactly what you are eating.
Change from white rice, pasta and bread to the brown versions; include beans and lentils to vary things. Stop frying food and bake and grill instead. All these small changes will make a very big difference to your health and you will lose weight.