32 Tips, Eating Well And Losing Weight
Many people only think about dieting, when they want to lose weight (eating). Well,
Mostly all of the fad diets out there tend to cause people to gain their weight. Why?
Because they starve them to death and the person eventually breaks down and eats everything in sight because they are so darn hungry. They also deprive them of the foods that they love.
This is not a way to lose weight, nor is it a way to live. You only cause yourself stress, which actually causes you to gain weight!
So, in eating right there a few tips that you can follow each and every day and they’re not going
to deprive you of the foods that you love, but treat those foods as luxury items so you enjoy
them that much more.
Tip 1: Eat fresh fruit and vegetables that have high water content. These are foods like
tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloupe, kiwi, grapes – you get the idea. All of those fresh and
flavorful juicy fruits and veggies are good for you. These items contain about 90 to 95% water,
so you can eat a lot of these and they will fill you up without adding on the pounds.
TIP 2: Eat fresh fruit instead of processed fruit. Anything that is processed as more sugar.
Processed and canned fruits also do not have as much fiber as fresh fruits.
TIP 3: Increase your fiber intake as much as you can. This usually means eating more fruits
TIP 4: Veggies are your friends when it comes to shedding pounds. There are tons of
options here and you may even want to try some you haven’t had in the past. The leafy green
varieties are the best and you always want to work in a salad when you can. Salads are packed
with all nutrients as long as you don’t pour too much dre-ssing on and load them with too much
cheese. The leafy greens also have a lot of natural water source.
TIP 5: Be intelligent about what you eat. Don’t eat just to eat. Animals eat on instinct;
people eat when they know their body really needs it. Don’t be an impulse eater.
TIP 6: observe everything you consume from the food itself to what you top it with.
Garnishments & condiments can wreck a healthy-meal because they are usually high in
TIP 7: Get a handle on the sweet tooth. This doesn’t mean you can’t have your sweets; just
don’t eat them as a meal. Always remember that these sweets end up adding to an area that
you don’t want them to add to. Don’t deprive yourself either though, because then you’ll eat
twice as many as you should.
TIP 8: Set meal times and stick to them. Try to have your meals at specific times and eat
them at that time. An eating pattern will help you to control what you eat and when you eat it.
Also, it really is better to have 5 small meals a day rather than just one or two huge meals. Just
eating once a day makes your body feel as though it is starving, which packs on fat instead of
using it as fuel. Also, don’t wait until your starving to eat. This only makes you overeat until
TIP 9: Eat only when you are hungry. Be sure to drink a glass of water first to determine if
you really are hungry or if you are really thirsty. Many people have the tendency to eat when
they see food. It doesn’t mean they are hungry; they just want to eat it. Don’t eat anything
you’re offered unless you really are hungry. If you feel you must eat it out of being polite, just
nibble, don’t have a meal.
TIP 10: Try not to snack between meals, but if you must have a snack make sure it is a healthy
one. If you travel a lot try to find healthy snacks and not junk food.
TIP 11: Veggies make great snacks. They can get you through the hunger pangs if you are
having them. Carrots are great because they satisfy hunger and they are packed with nutrients.
TIP 12: Counting calories is a good idea for those must have food items. If it is a packaged
food item, then it will have the calories on the packaging. Be sure to pay attention to serving
sizes in terms of calories as well. An Otis Spunkmeyer muffin is intended to be two servings, so
you have to double the calories listed. This is where food producers get tricky and you can’t fall
in their trap.
TIP 13: Work off the extra calories by the end of the week. If you feel you have splurged too
much this week, be sure to get to the gym or go walking a little longer to work off those extra
calories you have consumed.
TIP 14: Stay away from all things fried. If it is breaded, it is better that it is baked. Fried
foods are immersed in fat and oil. Even after the excess has oil has been drained away, there is
still oil absorbed into the food item itself.
TIP 15: Don’t skip meals. You should have, at the very least, three meals a day, but preferably
five small meals. This will keep you from getting hungry during the day and overeating out of
TIP 16: Just like fruits, fresh vegetables are better than those that are canned. It is even
better if you can eat your veggies raw. When you cook them, you cook away the nutrients. If
you must cook them, try to boil them to the point that there is still some crispness to them.
Also, don’t soak them in butter. If you can buy organic and pesticide free veggies, that is even
TIP 17: Don’t eat more than one egg per day. It is best if you can reduce your egg intake to
three a week.
TIP 18: Chocolates should be treated as luxury items. Buy the good stuff and only eat them
every once in awhile. If you really savor each morsel, you’ll experience that much more joy in
eating them and they will taste even better.
TIP 19: Eat foods from all of the food groups each day. This is a great way to ensure you are
getting all the nutrients your body needs and it helps to ward off any diet deficiencies. Also,
don’t eat the same foods all the time. Experiment so that you don’t get bored with same old
TIP 20: Try to eat breakfast within an hour of waking up. This is the best way to give your
body the jump start it needs. Don’t wait until you are really hungry. Breakfast is important, but
you don’t need to stuff yourself. The idea is that you’re breaking the fast from not easting all
TIP 21: Your diet should include all aspects of the food groups including carbohydrates. In
fact, your diet needs to be about 50-55% carbs. Carbs are a great source of energy. Those diets
that prohibit carbohydrates are actually harming you and only making you crave them that
much more. Your diet should cause you to be deficient in anything.
TIP 22: Proteins should make up only 25-30% of your diet. Far too much emphasis is put on
meat as the main part of your meal. In actuality, it should be considered more of a side dish
rather than the main course.
TIP 23: Fats should make up 15-20% of your meal. This is really all the fat your body needs. A
lot of this is going to be in your diet in the form of cream, sugar and the like.
TIP 24: Eat more white meat than red meat. White meat includes chicken, fish and some
other fowl. Red meat includes beef and pork.
TIP 25: Try to go as vegetarian as you can. This really is a healthier lifestyle, even if you can’t
cut meat out completely. The more fruits and veggies you can eat the better. The more meat
you cut out, the more fat you can cut out of your diet as well. However, protein is important,
so be certain that your option allows you to maintain good protein levels.
TIP 26: White bread is good, but high fiber multigrain breads are much better. These breads
are another way to add more fiber to your diet and they also have a good protein level.
TIP 27: Pork does not assist in weight loss in any way. The less pork you eat, the better off you
will be when trying to lose weight. Pork has a high fat content and includes food items such as
bacon, ham and sausage.
TIP 28: Limit your sugar intake as much as possible. If you must have sweetener in your
coffee and tea, try to find an artificial sweetener that you don’t mind the taste of. However,
these things are not all that healthy either and should be limited as well.
TIP 29: Try grazing five to six times a day. These are those small meals we discussed earlier.
Some people lose weight better when they never feel hungry and grazing on healthy food items
can do this for you. Plus, it keeps your metabolism working, which will burn fat naturally.
TIP 30: Don’t worry about cheating, but don’t cheat for a meal. Eat sweets and your favorite
cheat food for the flavor only. If you want dessert after dinner, share one with the whole
family. You’ll get the flavor, but not the pounds.
TIP 31: Watch your fat intake. Each fat gram is 9 calories. If you know your total calories
then you can figure the amount of fat in those items.
TIP 32: Take it easy on the salt and try to cut what you use in half. Salt is one of the main
causes of obesity.
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