We make several mistakes when we try to diet. In general, when a person decides to go on a diet they only have the one goal in mind. “Lose some weight so I can get into my clothes, or maybe because your doctor wants you to lose weight. Those people usually starve themselves to lose and then a few months later gain it all back and sometimes even more.
The other flaw in dieting is that we usually never make any permanent changes. We don’t actually intend on making permanent change or even if we do we pick these diet plans that are impossible to do for the long term because the sacrifice is too much. For Instance, and this one is the most common. We start to skip meals because we know we have to cut calories and this seems to be the easiest way. Big mistake, you have to eat every few hours and you can’t skip eating. The secret is to eat food that will help you lose fat.
Normally, we eat food that puts on fat. Even if you think your eating healthy, you add sauces, gravies, or dressing that create a calories nightmare. Even drinks like a regular soda with your meal will alter your metabolism and you end up storing more sugar and carbs from the food you’re eating.
The only way to successfully slim down and stay slim is to totally change everything you’re doing now.
You want to eat small meals every 3 hours ( 5 per day) starring with breakfast the first hour you’re out of bed and every 3 hours after that. You can never skip a meal and you should eat about the same calories every time (300 to 350 calories). Do not drink your calories, do not eat processed or manufactured food. Salted nuts are not really manufactured but some people do buy raw nuts. Salted nuts are not very good for weight loss because you’re getting too much salt. Keep your portions small (a small hand full).
Do not buy frozen food, do not buy canned foods.
Do eat seafood and white meat poultry. Eat no animal meat except for lean steak (3 oz.) about twice a month. No dairy except non-fat Greek yogurt. I know this sounds very strict. The food pyramid above shows you all your choice. After you’re getting used to the size of your 5 meals you can stop counting calories. Remember to drink the water especially with meals. I’ll say this again, Don’t drink calories. Most dieters are drinking half of their daily calories. This is the big reason that most of us underestimate their calorie intake.
Losing weight is about the food you’re eating. Some foods will cause you to gain weight and some will help you lose weight. If you follow the recommended foods on the food pyramid and avoid the other foods, you will lose weight. But this is not a temporary change in the way you eat. This will be your new meal plan for many years to come.
If you decide to return to prepared foods and bottled or can drinks the weight will return and you’ll start to feel sluggish and the fat will start to accumulate around your waist. Remember you can buy the best foods but it’s about the way you prepare your food that causes you to store body fat.
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