Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

7 Weight Control Habits


Here are 7 simple habits that can help anyone enjoy a healthy diet and keep their weight under control without feeling hungry all the time.

1. Always drink a glass of water before eating a meal. This fills your tummy so you are not as hungry. It also helps to relieve any cravings. Some cravings are not for food but are actually cravings for water. Your body may be feeling dehydrated. Coffee and soft drinks actually cause more dehydration. Plain old water is what your body wants. If ice water gives you a tummy ache, just ask for water without any ice. Some Hollywood celebrities carry a supply of bottled water in their cars and they secretly drink a bottle before going into a restaurant to meet their friends.

2. Always start your meal with a salad. Salads fill you up and are low in calories. Skip the creamy and fatty dressings and get an olive oil and vinegar type instead. Olive oil is one of the fats that are good for you. Get in the habit of eating salads with lunch and dinner whenever possible. If you need a between-meals snack, try some veggies dipped in nonfat ranch dressing. Salads and raw vegetables are filling and satisfying.

3. Use a smaller plate when eating at home. Larger plates encourage you to eat larger portions. This fact is not lost on restaurant owners. It is no secret that restaurant plates have grown larger and larger over recent years. The reason is simply to make more money. Restaurants need to make as much money as they can from each table of customers. When you sit down to eat they want you to buy a larger more costly meal. They don't care about your waistline, only about their own bottom line.

4. Split an entree when dining at a restaurant that serves large portions. When asking a dining companion to split an order, just say that you never finish it all and you don't want to see it go to waste when there are children who go to bed hungry. Who can argue with that? Many people will be relieved to have someone to split an entree with. They never eat the whole meal either. Plus you will either both save some money or you can use the extra money to order something extra-fancy as to reward yourselves.

5. At breakfast time, get in the habit of having scrambled eggs or oatmeal. These two foods make low fat, healthy meals that fill you up and keep you going all morning. Professional athletes swear by these two breakfasts. One woman who won a "best body" contest said she ate scrambled eggs (Eggbeaters) every single day. You can have some ham with your eggs once in a while but just be sure to pass on the fatty fried bacon and sausage.

6. Eat more chicken at lunch and dinner. You can't go wrong with grilled, skinless chicken breast. It is a low fat, high protein food that models and bodybuilders live on every day. Grilled chicken can be prepared in such a variety of ways that you can eat it five times per week and not have the same meal twice. Some choices are chicken fajitas, chicken Caesar salad, teriyaki chicken, barbecued chicken, chicken and pasta, you name it.

7. Skip dessert. You will have a lot of company. A recent restaurant industry study showed that sales of dessert are down and continue to go down. Many people get in the habit by practicing saying "Oh no thanks, I never eat dessert." After a while it becomes a habit. Some desserts pack on more fat and calories than the entire meal did. Skip dessert and if you crave chocolate bring some along. Those after dinner chocolates with mint are always nice to clear the palate and make you feel like you've had a small indulgence.

These 7 habits can make a real difference in any weight control and healthy diet plan. Try them and stick to them until they become second nature. Good luck with your health and fitness goals.

Monica Nelson writes articles about women's health, including reviews of popular women's diets, what are effective tummy flattner exercises, and which are the best online nursing schools.


MORE RESOURCES:

Health.com

Can Weight Loss Surgery Ease Urinary Incontinence?
WebMD
The women "lost almost 30 percent of their body weight, and about two-thirds who had incontinence at the start were cured at one year with that amount of weight loss. Among those who continued to have incontinence, their incontinence frequency improved ...
The Weird Link Between Weight Loss and IncontinenceHealth.com

all 9 news articles »


A Weight-Loss Retreat That Actually Works (And Is Fun): Mountain Trek In ...
Forbes
The first surprise at Mountain Trek was dinner the first night: cedar-planked salmon, sautéed leeks and fiddlehead ferns, and romaine salad with tomatoes and blueberries. It was delicious and unexpectedly copious, the kind of meal I'd cook for myself ...



Christian Post

Extreme Weight Loss on ABC Georgeanna Johnson [Recap/Review]
Guardian Liberty Voice
Tonight, on Extreme Weight Loss on ABC, we get to meet Georgeanna Johnson, the wife of Church on the Move assistant pastor Scott Johnson. At her initial weigh-in, she weighs 315 pounds. After she became the mother of two daughters, this former ...
Oklahoma Pastor's Wife Loses 165 lbs on ABC's 'Extreme Weight Loss' ShowChristian Post
Extreme Weight Loss makes me want to do handspringsBangor Daily News
Georgeanna Johnson, 'Extreme Weight Loss': 5 Fast Facts You Need to KnowHeavy.com
Tulsa World -Bowling Green Daily News -The Epoch Times
all 16 news articles »


Weight loss clinic opens in Waite Park
St. Cloud Times
WAITE PARK – Profile by Sanford has opened at 384 Third St. NE and can be reached at 497-7020. The weight management clinic and retail store was created by Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The program of meal replacement ...

and more »


Ron Brower hits another weight loss threshold; he's now shed 277 pounds
The Post-Standard
Ron Brower hits another weight loss threshold; he's now shed 277 pounds. cny_140724_ronbrower.jpg. Ron Brower this week, with trainers Nick Murphy and Jill Rupert: He's under 400 pounds, a loss of more than 275 pounds. (Ron Brower | Submitted ...



The Most Satisfying Way to Lose Weight
Shape Magazine
According to a new survey released last month, obese and overweight Americans who have tried losing weight report the greatest satisfaction from weight loss surgery and prescription weight loss medications than with other self-regulated lifestyle ...



ABC News

Duke-National University of Singapore study compares weight-loss programs
Durham Herald Sun
For the study, researchers first did a literature review to identify high-quality clinical trials of commercially available diet/lifestyle plans and medications with proven weight loss at one year or more. The researchers found three diet or lifestyle ...
Duke study: Weight Watchers reduces most bulge for your buckTriangle Business Journal (blog)
Which Diet Gives the Best Bang for Your Buck?ABC News

all 7 news articles »


Weight loss summer camp changing lives of children
KTRK-TV
Kids all across the country are spending the summer at camp. Wellspring Texas, the first and only summer fitness and weight loss camp in the state, attracts kids from all over the world to its San Marcos location. Eleven-year-old Ola Alfred is spending ...



Towanda Daily Review

Weight loss a world away - or rather an ocean away
Towanda Daily Review
Only twice in my life have I been fortunate to experience happiness so profound that it caused me to both laugh and cry at the same time. Such happiness is unforgettable. I remember precisely what caused it, both times, but it's one particular instance ...



Pop Weight Loss opens in Canton
Press News
Pop Weight Loss, the life-changing personal weight management solution designed to be "the last one you will ever need," recently announced that it has opened in Stark County. Dr. Shishuka Malhotra, a board certified psychiatrist and medical director ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.