Some of my dieting tips are not conventional. You can read zillions of tips where they say, don’t shop while hungry or just eat less and where has that gotten you?
1. Eight glasses of water everyday. This is a common diet tip and most people know this, yet they still don’t drink enough water during the day.
There are some very important reasons for drinking water. It hasn’t got any calories and it’s devoid of caffeine and chemicals. Sometimes when you think you’re hungry, it’s really thirst that will curb the cravings. Cold water can be hard on the kidneys so drink it lukewarm. Adding fresh squeezed lemon juice into your water is also good for cleansing the liver.
2. Try and have some variety. When you do your grocery shopping, buy some vegetables you’ve never tried before. It’s easier to resist temptation if you have healthy foods in the house.
3. When you park the car, park as far as you can from the bank, grocery store, dry cleaners and enjoy the walk. It increases your metabolism and you can burn off more calories per day.
4. Buy some of those hideous tasting, stop-biting-your-nails polish. I discovered this tip years ago when trying to break a nail-biting habit. You cannot eat snack foods when this stuff is on your nails. Your awareness of snacking becomes quite heightened.
5. If you need to have a snack in the evenings, try eating some fruit or vegetables, even a cup of yogurt will sometimes do the trick. Evening snack time can be the most damaging to your diet and health and it can sabotage all the hard work you’ve put in during the day to make yourself healthy and slim.
6. Keeping a daily log of everything you eat over a two week period can really can (sometimes shockingly) reveal your real eating habits. People are often surprised at how carbohydrates they eat, this includes junk food, bread, muffins, potatoes, pasta etc. Excessive intake of carb or bad fats (such as trans fats) has done in many a diet plan and a log reveals this to you. It also makes you think before putting that next doughnut in your mouth.
Overall, despite all those flashy commercials, a healthy weight and lifestyle, are in the end, our own responsibility!