Best Tips For Dieting
Best Tips For Dieting
Top Tips for Dieting. Get that fabulous figure you've always craved by following these dieting tips. Videojug will give you that motivation to succeed!
Step 1: DON'T ‘GO ON A DIET' : CHANGE YOUR DIET
This may seem like surprising advice in a video about dieting, but it's well known that when you cut down your normal food intake, your body goes into famine mode, and your metabolism slows down.
That means that, when you start eating normally again, you store fat more rapidly than before, and put on the weight you worked so hard to lose.
Many diets insist on a restrictive regime or an unusual combination of foods. There is no way that you can keep this up for long – so when you get fed up you start eating all the wrong foods and the weight goes back on again.
Step 2: THINK POSITIVE – THINK HEALTHY
Visualise yourself as you want to be, slimmer and healthier. Dieting doesn't have to mean deprivation when you focus on what you really want.
Change how you think about food, remembering that image of you as you want to be, and focus on all the foods you CAN eat while losing weight and CAN keep on eating for the rest of your life.
Don't focus on what you CAN'T eat.
At least three times a day, concentrate on how you see yourself in future, as permanently healthier and slimmer; then think about what you will be eating today.
Step 3: QUICK FIX DIETS ONLY WORK SHORT-TERM
Immediate results are guaranteed with quick fix diets.But most of us can't keep them up for long, and it could be that the first few pounds you lose are not fat, just excess water.
Beware the diets that cut out a major food group, or invite you to eat one type of food in isolation. You will lose weight, but to keep it off you need to find a sustainable diet.
Step 4: KEEP A FOOD DIARY
Eat as you normally do for one week, and keep a note of EVERYTHING that you eat, WHEN you eat it and WHY you eat it.This will help you understand what triggers your desire for food. Your diary will help you become aware of these triggers so you can choose to avoid them
Step 5: LEARN WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Throw away the faddist diet books - but do read books that advocate healthy eating combined with reasonable exercise.There's plenty of information on the web, including the UK's Food Standards Agency website.Did you know that there's a healthy weight for YOU? It's different for everyone and the eat well website shows you how to work out yours.The BBC website's Healthy Living section is also useful, with pages on weight and nutrition, giving information on sensible slimming, how to stay motivated, and how to stay at your ideal weight.
Step 6: CHANGE THE WAY YOU SHOP
Don't go shopping when you're hungry or tired – that's when you buy the wrong foods for losing weight, the so-called comfort foods .When you are shopping, notice how you do it.. Do you do it on automatic, buying all the usual things? Now's the time to do it differently.Only buy the foods that will support your desire to lose weight. Give yourself a bit more time to explore healthy alternatives to your usual diet.Fresh, home-made food beats prepared meals hands down when it comes to dieting– no hidden fats and sugars to put weight on you. Also, keep some things to hand in the cupboard or in the freezer, so that if you don't have time to get to the shops, you can still eat healthily.
Step 7: GET MOVING - EXERCISE IS ESSENTIAL
It's quite simple, if you burn more calories than you eat, you will lose weight.
The most important thing is to find exercise that you like and that you find reasonably easy to do, like walking for ten minutes a day, to start with.
You can build up what you do each week, taking it steadily. This way, you're much more likely to keep at it.
Yoga and water aerobics are two of the gentler forms of exercise. Most sports centres offer drop-in classes and you don't have to commit yourself till you've tried it.
Even if you find exercise tough at first, this will be one o