Don't miss breakfast. You will become so hungry, you will binge.
Carbohydrates do not have
a lot of calories. The butter, sour cream and sauce that you put on them
is what causes weight gain. All calories are not created equal. The body burns off carbohydrates for energy at a
higher rate than foods rich in fat. Replace fats with more complex
carbohydrates and you will lose weight.
As you shrink out of your clothes, give them
to charity. Don't make it easy to gain weight again. However, be
careful of buying new clothing, as you may find you get a lot smaller than you
thought you would.
Don't go on fad diets. That kind of weight loss doesn't last,
and usually isn't healthy. Just eat less, and move around more.
Do not read or watch television when you eat. Otherwise
that activity will trigger the response to eat.
Don't let your emotions be your downfall.
Have a plan to rejuvenate when things to badly during the day that doesn't
Take advantage of every opportunity to move around more, from parking your
car further from the store door to vacuuming an extra room. Try to walk 30
minutes a day.
Eat lots of fiber to stay full, and keep your
system operating smoothly.
Always set goals. "If you fail to plan, you
plan to fail."
There is no reason to go hungry. Snack on raw
vegetables like carrots, cauliflower, radishes, broccoli, etc. They won't
hurt your weight loss, and will help your health.
Try and eat 5 small meals a day, as opposed to 3 larger ones. You will
feel less deprived. When you eat something, wait at least 2 hours before
Don't hurt your body going without proper nutrition. You will be more
energized to stick to good eating habits if you eat properly.
Prepare yourself for a "regular" diet when you achieve your weight goals.
Everyone eats one cookie....as opposed to the whole bag.
Find a way to reward yourself (not food) when you lose a specific
amount of weight.
Don't be so strict as to cut sugar totally out of your diet. If you
make it too difficult, you will not stay the course. Learn to eat sugar in
Do not eat for 2-3 hours before you go to bed.
Drink as much water as you can to fill you up and
for health reasons.