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    Dont Cheat During Diet (Diet TIPS)

    Dont Cheat During Diet (Diet TIPS)

    1) Don't ever skip breakfast. Eat something: a piece of toast, fruit, etc.

    Your body's metabolism rate slows down at night and does not speed up again

    until you eat something.If you wait until lunch to eat, that is 4 or more

    hours that your body is burning calories at a lower rate. Eat something soon

    after you get out of bed and your body will burn calories at a higher rate

    until lunch. Also, don't go more than about 5 hours during the day without

    eating. That causes you to eat more at meal time. Eat healthy, low-fat snacks

    in between meals is you are going to go more than 5 hours without a meal

    2) Right after eating a meal, especially dinner, go straight to the bathroom

    to brush, floss, and mouthwash so that your mouth is feeling nice and clean-

    this makes it less appealing to eat more (especially before


    3) If you get hungry you should chew gum. Some people just like to chew

    things. Chew gum while preparing meals or making lunch for the next day, to

    prevent you from nibbling food while it is right in front of you.

    4) I have noticed that if you eat your meals away from the T.V. and other

    distracting places that you will enjoy your meal better and will take a

    little longer to eat the meal. Also drink at least 2 glasses of water or one

    glass of milk during your meal and you will feel fuller causing you to not go

    back for seconds.(note: i suggest water, if drinking milk make it skim milk)

    5) Weight in pounds multipled by 15 will equal the number of calories per day

    to maintain that weight. 500 calories less per day will result in approx 1 lb

    weight loss per week; 750 calories = 1 1/2 lbs per week; 1000 calories = 2 lbs

    per week. Keep a daily diary of calorie intake. Fat, carbohydrates and protein

    will automaticly adjust themselves to stay within alloted calories per day.

    6) Keep healthy foods handy like fruit or vegetables in the fridge. Eat only

    if hungry.

    7) Keep a diary of your eating and your feelings, far away from the kitchen.

    Document everything that you eat before you eat it. Describe how you feel

    health wise as you progress. Describe how you feel when you cheat your self.

    Soups are a great meal, they are filling, tasty, and healthy. *Soups may

    be a good and filling meal, but healthy is debatable. Just look at the amount

    of sodium in the most popular brands. Even the low sodium brands have more

    in them than most other types of meals (with half the taste).

    9) Never starve yourself, especially before going out to eat (or you will

    binge). Never skip meals, you must have some kind of nourishment regularly

    or your body's starvation defenses will kick in,lower your metabolism, and

    store fat. Use nutritional meal replacements instead of skipping or eating

    very low calorie meals.

    10) Don't think that just because you are eating low fat/low calorie foods

    that you can eat all that you want. The calories still add up and must be

    burned off regardless of what kind of food you eat. Balance is key.

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    11) I would like to pass along a tip that I learned from a diet organization whose overpaid legal team I just

    heard from. First thing every morning have two tablespoons of lemon juice in

    eight ounces of water. The water can be cold or hot or anywhere in between.

    Of course, you sweeten it with an artificial sweetener. Apparently, citrus is

    Mother Nature's diuretic, and when drinking so many fluids, it helps keep one

    from retaining them.At that time, we were taught that "Minute Maid" frozen

    lemon juice (found in any grocery store's frozen juice department) was the

    best as it had no preservatives or additives. I still do this every morning

    that it is at all possible. Sometimes, especially when traveling, one does not

    wish to make too many rest stops, or the pure unsweetened lemon juice is not

    readily available. In either case, it's up to the individual.

    12) put on my workout suit (difference from the casual clothes I put on after

    arriving home from work) around 8:30 p.m. That motivates and remind me that

    after the children are bath and in bed. It's time to treat myself to working

    out. And no matter how tired I am having on the workout suit helps.

    13) In response to suggestion that you chew gum to relieve the need to chew, I disagree. I have read and

    been told that chewing gum merely stimulates the gastric juices. The saliva that

    is produced while chewing goes down to the stomach, thus fooling the stomach

    into thinking there is food to be digested. In my opinion and others, this

    merely causes you to be hungrier. I advise people drink a class of water or

    chew on (fine) ice

    14)(A)The Diabetic Diet is a great, health, easy way to diet. Ask your doctor

    what he recommends and chances are it will be this one. It isn't just for

    diabetics, but it does keep you HEALTHY while you diet.

    (B) To figure out how many calories to have per day, take your target weight

    and multiple by 13 if you are not active, 15 if you are moderatly active, and

    17 if very active. This will provide you with the correct calories to eat per

    day to support the weight you WANT to be. The extra weight will eventually go


    15) Just moving around burns calories. Maximize this potential by doing little

    things all day. Instead of an elevator, take the stairs or my favorite, get a

    long phone cord so that you can pace around while talking.

    16)Drink plenty of water, especially cold water (i.e., with ice or from the

    refrigerator). The body cannot use the water until it is warmed up to your body

    temperature. The colder the water, the more energy the body must use to warm

    the water, thus burning more calories.

    17) In the line of 'eat slowly' to elaborate--Give your brain a chance to find

    out that your stomach has received food. When you eat too fast you may think

    you want more food, and the result is often painful.By eating at a calmer

    pace, you let the brain know that the body has received food and you are much

    less apt to want more; besides, food is to be enjoyed, not snarfed down like

    a Vitamin C pill!

    1 Eating small portions really does work for weight loss except you still

    feel hungry because you see the small portions on your dinner plate. A

    suggestion that was given to me was to eat your meals on a sandwich or dessert

    plate.If your mind see's a full plate, it will register a full serving and you

    don't seem to be as hungry when you're finished.

    19)Fiber is excellent for weight loss and healthy too. Not only does it make

    you feel full, it encourages bowel evacuation which cleans out your system. I

    keep prunes on hand as well as Citricel (look for the fibers that don't en-

    courage gas formation) and the health food stores now carry lots of very good

    internal cleansers. All these work hand-in-hand with all that H2O you will be

    drinking. And we have all read the scarey stuff out about colon cancer.Fiber

    is linked with a reduced risk of colon cancer.

    20) Here's a tip that the doctor told me: When ever you get cravings for some-

    thing that you have no business with while you are on a it, because

    if you don't,you`ll probably eat up the whole refrigerator.
    21)Here's a partial quote I say to myself when I want to cheat: "Even though

    I overeat in private, my excess poundage is there for all the world to see

    how foolish I have been." Those words help me not to cheat and help me stick

    to my goal of weight loss.

    22)I eat because I think it can solve my problems. When I have chocolate, it

    cures headaches and mental blocks. When I am depressed, I have ice cream,

    when I am angry, eating helps me calm down. After all that eating I get upset.

    going to gain weight, then I eat more (try writing this down and stick to the


    23)When dining out and the portions are too large, try over salting the extra

    before you start eating. I find that it's easier to say no before I have even

    taken a bite and no one else at the table has to know my willpower is weak!

    Even though I've ruined the food, I'm always glad I did.(*note i would try

    pepper...the salt is no good for you if you do give in and eat it)

    24) just another quote for ya..Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels

    25)when I feel bad about throwing away left-overs, I say "I'd rather waste it

    than wear it".

    26)Strange HINT* Add the cereal TO the milk instead of adding milk to the

    cereal, and just sprinkle about 1/4 of what you think you'll eat, then add

    more. WHY? First because its always crunchy then, and second, you'll eat MORE

    cereal and less milk.

    27) Keep variety in your diet. Make sure that at each meal you have a variety

    of temperatures, textures, and flavors. This satisfies all cravings and you

    will find that you eat less at each meal and are not hungry for snacks.

    (*i cant see how this works but..)

    2Also, a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of tea and a tablespoon of cider

    vinegar after every meal helps keep your weight down. It will also make you

    sleep well and take away any tiredness. My friends and I have tried it and it

    works!(* i suggest the cold water and sleep is good but more than 8hours/day

    will slow down the metabolism rate)

    29) Tuna is virtually fat free and is good for any meal (even breakfast).

    I've found that tuna can be mixed with any fat free salad dressing or plain

    non-fat yogurt and it tastes better than mayo! Experiment with tuna, add

    relish, tomato, basil, fat free swiss cheese.

    30)I have found that if you have a tendency to snack a lot and have a sweet

    tooth, keep some hard candy around instead of cookies and chocolate
    31) another one i do not believe but added...limit your caffine intake to

    twice a day because caffine triggers your hunger...(i have never seen evidence

    of this)

    32)My tip for weight loss is to keep your hands busy. Since I've taken up

    needlepoint, I don't feel the need to snack like I used to. Besides, I don't

    want to get any food on my work. Even when watching television,I keep my

    needlepoint nearby just in case I get the urge to snack. It really works!

    (i have seen and heard of this one a few times now)

    33)When eating out, order salad dressing to be served seperately, or use

    lemon juice as a dressing. This saves many calories.

    34)Generally, if I find myself craving ice cream, I know it means I've got a

    low-grade thirst. If I drink water instead, the craving for ice cream usually

    dissolves, and I don't indulge. Water makes all the difference when I'm

    dieting. It chases the "I'm not hungry, I'll just pick" syndrome away and

    flushs the system. It's also great for the skin.

    35)This may sound silly, but it works for me. I like to go back for second helpings,

    but we know that's not a good idea. I divide my portions in half. I eat my

    meal, then go back for the other half. This way I can have my seconds without

    over indulging!

    36)Always eat your vegetables before any other parts of your meal. The bulky

    roughage gives you a full feeling in your tummy. And since you are eating

    them at the beginning of the meal, when you are most

    hungry, you are almost guaranteed to eat them all!

    37)The number one thing everyone who has an eating problem should do is-go

    to the doctor!

    3Another thing I have found that helps is telling myself and everyone else

    that I'm eatinghealthy, not dieting. You'd be amazed at what the word dieting

    actually does to your mind! So eat healthy and train yourself to always eat

    healthy and lose the weight.

    39) (3 to 4 half hour sessions per week of cardio are recommended to speed up

    your metabolism.)

    40)When watching tv, change the channel or leave the room when those really

    tempting commercials come on, like pizza or resteraunt ads!!Especially when

    you are feeling hungry. Also watch exercise programs such as ESPN's Body

    Shaping or Flex Appeal, they give helpful hints and have enough beautiful

    bodies on the show for motivation!(*hey dont forget get up and switch the

    channel leave the remote away, it is a good way to trick you to get extra

    41) A tip my doctor gave me: Don't drink anything while you are eating. He

    told me this will make you have to chew longer, fill you up faster, and make

    the meal more satisfying than if you are washing your half-chewed food down

    with liquid. I've been eating that way for about a month now and it really

    works. I have found that I eat much less but feel as though I've eaten more.

    42) DRINK 6-8 GLASSES OF WATER EVERY DAY - washes down metabolized fat

    43) Limit your fat intake to 20-50 grams per day.

    44) Try using skim or 1% milk.

    45)Make yogurt and cheese low-fat.

    46)Cut off excess fat from meats concentrate on lean meats.

    47)Try to avoid nuts.

    4Eat up to 6 veggies and up to 3 fruits a day.

    49)Limit the servings of bread to one per meal.

    50)Try avoiding or eliminating sweets.

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    thanks a lot for valuable information

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    brilliant not dieting, "eating healthy" tips....ya just to add to it..if you drink at the same time taht your eating, it will bloat the food you consumed..which will in return make you feel bloated..which is not a good should drink either 30mins/1 hour before or after your prevent the food bloating in your stomach......

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