Best Diet Tricks
When it comes to sticking with a diet, most people can use all the help they can get. Changing your life and becoming more health conscious is of course a long term thing. However, when trying to kick start your weight loss program; a good diet can do wonders. Keeping yourself motivated is much easier when the scale moves downwards more quickly.
One of the most effective diet tricks is to fill up on calorie free liquids. Water of course is the best choice, but you can also have lots of herbal tea and if you must, even the occasional diet soda.
Drinking a cold glass of water before, during and after a meal will help you feel fuller. This way you won’t overdo it when it comes to your helping size.
Filling your plate with healthy, low cal veggies is another great way to optimize weight loss. Make sure that the majority of your plate is full of veggies like lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, kale and other greens in order to ensure you get the most nutrients without the added fat and calories. Steer clear of starchy, high carb vegetables like potatoes, yams and carrots for maximum weight loss.
Make sure you eat protein at every meal. Protein keeps you full longer and will actually make dieting much easier. If you aren’t feeling hungry and deprived you will obviously have an easier time sticking to your weight loss program.
Add an egg, a piece of lean meet, or some healthy lentils to your meal to make sure you are getting enough protein. This will stave off hunger cravings making dieting a breeze.
Another great trick involves finding substitutes for the things that you would usually go for. For instance, instead of mashed potatoes you can try mashing up a cauliflower. Add some no-fat sour cream and dash of pepper and salt and presto; you have a mashed potato alternative.
Herbal tea with a little stevia also functions really well as an after dinner treat. Instead of your usual dessert, try experimenting with different teas. There is such a wide variety of herbal teas to choose from these days that you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one that satisfies your cravings.
Finally, one of the best dieters’ tricks is to share your diet with a friend, partner or relative. Finding a diet buddy will certainly help keep you on track especially if you are ok with a little healthy competition.
Getting support and sharing your successes and challenges will greatly improve your long term chances of success.
Finally, make sure that you take a good multivitamin and mineral complex during your diet and beyond. Because restricting calories can mean you get less essential nutrients, you will want to add a good supplement to your regime.
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