Tricks For Losing Weight – Get Off the Diet Rollercoaster

Are you one of those “I vow to start my diet on Monday morning” no matter what diet divas? Join a very long list. And let me guess, the diet lasts maybe through Tuesday, if you are lucky? I know because I’ve been there, done that. I swear it is as if you are starting a diet every week 52 weeks a year. It is hard because, let’s face it, there are temptations everywhere, especially in the workplace. And it is not hard to come up with a million and one reasons to go off your diet. Well, let’s look at a few tricks and tips to get you started once and for all that are time proven and really work. You know how you feel when you see that first couple of pounds fall off and then you are encouraged and it seems like it is easier? OK, let’s get down to business this Monday and make it stick.

1 – Avoid fast food like the plaque – Unless you already know what the healthy alternatives are and are prepared to order them, then stay away!

2 – Ditch the soda – start drinking water and plenty of it. If you must, they have these little flavored packets you can add to your bottle of water with no calories. But drink plenty and preferably a half hour before you eat. It really does help you feel full.

3 – Go get some of those little 100 calorie snacks for that mid-afternoon craving. Also, have on hand a can of unsalted plain almonds and eat a few them when you have a craving. They are super healthy and won’t make you fat.

4 – Consciously make an effort to eat more slowly. You are not in a hot dog eating contest so slow down already! This gives your brain a chance to register that your stomach is full.

5 – Start using nonstick spray to cook with. You can get olive and butter flavored sprays and they have zero calories so that way, your 70-calorie egg stays at 70 calories.

6- Eat more fiber if you want to feel full – things like strawberries, broccoli, beans and nuts. I know you’ve heard it before, now try listening… fiber feels you up! Not to mention the health benefits.

7- You really must move around more. Do you have stairs at work? Use them. Go buy a few fitness workout tapes. The trick I do is that as soon as I get home, I immediately change into my workout clothes. I don’t think about it, I just do it. Then after I eat dinner, I pop a tape in and I am set to go. Alternate this with going for a 30-minute walk each day. You will really see results fast.

8 – Stop eating by 6:30 p.m. This way your body has a good 12 hours to digest its food and empty itself and can start using it’s own body fat.

These are just a few things you can implement pretty easily to get going.