The thought of having to eat less and being hungry is enough drive a person crazy. Lets face it, in my opinion a salad is not a meal. It is something you have before your meal. Chances are we all could lose a little weight and feel a little better after doing so.
Most people who need to lose weight can get health benefits from losing even a small amount – about 5% – of their weight if they keep it off.
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
- type 2 diabetes
- back pain
No Crash Diets
A crash diet is a weight loss diet undertaken with the aim of achieving very rapid results. If some cases if a person is very obese, crash diets can be good if supervised by a Doctor. If you lose weight too fast by prolonged crash dieting, your body will think you are starving yourself and you can actually slow down your metabolism. You can also get burned out and not stick with it. The preferred way to lose weight is to make small changes in your routine. Make changes in what you eat and add exercise to help burn calories.
If you are like me, you start getting the munchies in the afternoon or late evening Keeping Healthy snacks nearby can help curb your appetite. Get some nuts or fresh fruit and keep them at your desk at work. BEWARE! Most of those granola bars and yogurt are loaded with sugar. So check the labels of what you are eating. When in doubt eat fresh unprocessed foods. Did I mention fresh fruit or nuts?
Track Your Food
One of the best ways to stay on track is to track the food you are eating. Sites like SparkPeople.com and MyFitnessPal.com help you track the food you are eating and are free. Each site offers an App you can use on either Iphone or Android devices. When it gets late in the day and you need a little snack, just check the app to see what foods you can still eat for the day.
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