No one said that losing weight is very simple; if someone did then they have plainly lied to you! Weight loss involves making enormous changes in your lifestyle patterns, one of them being your diet. However, in the long run, you should focus not on your diet, but on the amount of calories you are actually storing inside yourself. You can get this amount by deducting the amount of your calorie intake from the amount of calories you burn off doing exercises. In this article I will tell you three surefire ways to put a check on your calorie intake.
1. Say ‘No’ To Beverages: Barring a few, most beverages are high on calorie count. You should never drink fizzy drinks or sodas or even fruit juices, not just because they won’t help satiate your diet in any way, but more importantly, they will make you a lot fatter. You should replace those beverages with water, as water can actually help you lose weight!
2. Don’t deprive yourself: Some weight loss experts would suggest that if you really want to shed the pounds, you will need to forget about the ‘forbidden foods’ that have made you overweight. What these experts fail to realize is that it is near impossible to forget about those tasty foods that we used to eat once. If you deprive yourself totally from these delicious foods, sooner or later you will cheat and munch on them. So it is far better to include a few of these ‘forbidden foods’ in your diet. Of course, you should eat these foods in small quantities, just to satiate your mind.
3. Break up your large meal: The number one mistake that most overweight people make is that of eating a large meal at dinner time and then going hungry throughout the day. This will do you more harm than good and before you even know it, it will sabotage all your weight loss efforts. A far better option is to break up that large meal into several smaller meals and eat each small meal every couple of hours. Make sure that the gap between two meals is not too long, as starving can slow down your metabolic rate and as you might know, the slower your metabolic rate, the longer it will take for you to lose weight.
You may also consider filling up the gaps with different types of snacks. Whatever snack you eat, don’t munch on chips and other junk foods as they are very high on calorie count!
I hope that these tips would help you with your diet and weight loss plan.
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