Friday, May 16, 2008

Need to Lose Weight? Try These Easy Diet Tips

- Forget what you know about eating three standard meals each day. When trying to lose weight, it is much more beneficial to eat smaller portions throughout the day instead of three large meals. Have a snack in the early afternoon and at night (if necessary) to curb hunger. This will be enough to curb hunger while still eating less than you normally would.

- Try eating slower; the faster you eat, the more food you will consume before you begin to digest it. Eating slower will allow you to feel full without overeating.

- Cut back on the sugar. Those sodas and energy drinks you have every day really add up. Try drinking a juice such as V8 or flavored water such as Propel. Or better yet, stock up on bottled water.

- Something that really works for me is brushing my teeth early. I hate eating while my teeth feel really clean, so if I brush, floss, and swish with Listerine (for a super clean feeling) long before bed, it will reduce my tendency to eat before bed.

- In conjunction with the previous tip, dont eat before going to bed. Labeled as a myth, this actually does contribute to weight loss. Try not to eat any less than two hours before bed.

- Keep calories in mind when you go shopping. I know it can be a pain, but learn how to read nutrition labels and spend a little extra time doing so. You will be surprised to learn just what you have been eating, and it may just help modify your eating habits for the better.

- Make sure you get your minimum of eight glasses of water a day. Drinking water when you start to feel hungry can help you feel full and keep hunger at bay.

- You may want to consider taking a weight loss supplement coupled with your diet and proper exercise. Do your homework before you decide on one; there are numerous different diet pills that are designed to function in different ways. Pick one that helps curb hunger. This will enable you to eat less and assist in your long term weight loss.


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