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

7 Tips for Dieting Success


There are lots of dieters, trying every sort of plan to lose weight and get healthier. But, rather than examine diet plans or the details of how and why low-carb diets work, here are some useful tips that can be used in any diet plan -- and, really, in any sensible approach to eating.

Tip 1: Drink 8 to 10 Glasses of Water Every Day

You've heard this one over and over. But, it isn't easy and too few people actually do it. Your body needs water to keep your system clean, to process food, to keep your skin in good shape and more. Sure, it'll use any liquid, but pure water works best. But - there's no taste, at least with pure water. This can be difficult since we're conditioned to want sweetness and flavors. But, it gets easier the more you do it. It's a matter of re-conditioning your taste buds, and yourself. Once started, you'll begin to crave water.

Drink a glass, or even two, as soon as you wake up. Especially in the beginning, those are the easy two. And they'll help you remember.

If you can't stand the taste of water, try a purifying pitcher or filter, or add a few drops of lemon or lime to your water - but no sugar or sweetener. Check out the flavored waters, too. Just keep an eye out for additives.

Tip 2: Eat Breakfast

Don't skip breakfast. If you need to go to bed earlier so that you can get up 20 minutes earlier each morning - do it! Breakfast is vitally important to good health and weight control. According to Dr. Barbara Rolls a professor of nutrition at Penn State University, "Your metabolism slows while you sleep, and it doesn't rev back up until you eat again."

Eating breakfast is good for overall weight loss and it helps you stay on track with your diet the rest of the day. Skip breakfast and you're more likely to binge.

Short on time? Keep hard-boiled eggs and high-fiber, low starch fruit in the fridge. If you plan to eat fruit during the day, breakfast is a perfect time to do it.

Tip 3: Eat 3 Meals and 2 Snacks Every Day

This could be a hard adjustment to make. Hey, you're busy! You already have a "full-plate". When are you going to eat more?

But, exactly like eating breakfast will increase your metabolism, so will eating more often. This also helps you curb bad-carb intake by making sure that your snacks are planned and occur regularly throughout the day.

Tips 4: Avoid White Foods

This is an easy way to remember what not to eat. If it's made from sugar, flour, potatoes, rice or corn - just say no. Yes, those rice cakes are actually an unhealthy high-carb snack.

Look for color. Buy broccoli, lettuce, bell peppers, green beans and peas, brown rice (in moderation), leafy greens like kale and spinach, apples, melons, oranges and grapes.

Not only colorful, they're also high in fiber, nutrients and important antioxidants. Eating colorful fruits and vegetables will give your diet variety as well as give you added health benefits. Eat your veggies.

Tip 5: Prepare Your Own Food

While more restaurants offer so-called low-carb menu items, many of them are not ideal low-carb fare. There are many recipes for quick and easy meals that you can prepare yourself at home. Do this as often as possible.

Cooking your own foods, you know exactly what the contents are and you'll be able to better control hidden sugar and other processed junk.

This tip saves you money too. Even if you end up going to the grocery store more often, you'll save versus eating out.

Tip 6: Eat Some Protein At Every Meal And With The Snacks

In addition to everything that's been discussed before, eating protein helps you burn more calories. Jeff Hample, Ph.D., R.D., a spokesman for the American Dietetic Association says that, "Protein is made up mainly of amino acids, which are harder for your body to breakdown, so you burn more calories getting rid of them."

Beautiful - eat a protein rich snack and lose weight. How about a few slices of turkey or ham or some string cheese?

Eating protein also helps you feel full so you're less likely to crave unhealthy snacks.

Tip 7: Invest In Good Cookbooks

Can't figure out what to eat? Need variety? Get a cookbook. Granted, not all recipes in a cookbook are low-carb, but you'll be surprised at the number of low-carb and low-carb friendly recipes you can find in your standard Betty Crocker Cookbook.

Cookbooks are great reference tools that contain handy tips on purchasing cuts of meat and preparing meats, fruits and vegetables in new and exciting ways.

Plus, new low-carb cookbooks are hitting the shelves all the time. So be sure to take advantage of these resources to try something new, different and delicious.

So that's the seven tips, but here's an extra. Stay out of the center of the supermarket. It'll be easier to stick with your low-carb lifestyle if you learn this common thread in most grocery store designs: the healthy foods are on the perimeter aisles.

Think about it, when you go into the grocery all the healthy stuff, fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products, tend to be around the stores walls. You only rarely need to enter the center aisle areas if it's a store that keeps butter and cheese in the center near the frozen foods. Usually all of the foods that you need for your low carb diet can be found on the perimeter of the grocery store.

Train yourself to start on one end of the outer aisle and work your way around. It will be much easier to avoid carb cravings and fill your basket with healthy items if you do so.

Just these few tips can make a significant difference in how successful you can be with your diet. Use them as part of your approach to dieting and a healthier lifestyle. You'll love your new self.

Copyright 2005 Richard Keir

Richard writes on a variety of health and e-business subjects. http://www.Carb.Werkz.org has recipes, articles, news and diet resources. For more tips, low-carb diet information, and books and manuals vist http://www.Carb.Werkz.org


MORE RESOURCES:

Bulking up on a weight loss pill
USA TODAY
images Orexigen Therapeutics OREX surged 32% to $7.64 Tuesday after the biotech company said its weight loss medication has an added benefit; cutting their risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart disease. Lajolla, Calif., based Orexigen said ...
Orexigen Weight-Loss Pill Shows Surprise Heart-Safety BenefitTheStreet.com
Orexigen jumps on possible heart benefitU-T San Diego
Orexigen Released Interim Data Without Approval Of Trial LeadersForbes

all 39 news articles »


MyCentralJersey.com

Studies show bariatric weight loss can help fertility
MyCentralJersey.com
Bariatric surgery is an increasingly popular, safe, and effective approach for achieving sustainable weight loss, as well as reducing infertility and other health problems associated with severe obesity, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, high ...
Weight Loss Surgery Information SessionThe Daily Voice
Thinking about weight-loss surgery?mybiglife (blog)
Medical assistance with the battle of the bulgeThe Catholic Transcript

all 7 news articles »


FDA Finds Over 100 Weight Loss Products Spiked with Dangerous Prescription ...
eMaxHealth
Are your weight loss pills among the more than 100 weight loss products that the FDA found are actually spiked with dangerous prescription medications? Here are few that you need to know about, and where you can find more information about this very ...
Researchers find safety disclaimers do not register with consumersMedical Marketing and Media

all 2 news articles »


NEWS.com.au

Woman known as 'Half Ton Killer' shares weight loss story
FOX31 Denver
HOUSTON — A Texas woman once called the “Half Ton Killer,” after being accused of killing her nephew by rolling on him with her 1,000-pound frame. She cleared her name and is now motivating others with her weight loss story, KTRK reported. “I was ...
Woman Once Known as 'Half-Ton Killer' Loses 800 Pounds, Shares Weight Loss ...KTLA
Woman dubbed “half-ton killer” sheds over 800 pounds, shares weight loss ...New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
Mayra Rosales Loses 800 Pounds In Dramatic Weight-Loss MakeoverThe Inquisitr
NEWS.com.au -Examiner.com -Stuff.co.nz
all 36 news articles »


The Skinny on Next Generation Weight Loss Treatments
Medscape
Weight loss surgery is highly effective, but less than 2% of people who are candidates for it take that step, according to one estimate. "Patients are very reluctant to undergo surgery," says Caroline Apovian, the director of the Nutrition and Weight ...



'Half Ton Killer' clears her name and tells weight loss story
Fox News Latino
HOUSTON – A Texas woman, once called the “Half Ton Killer” after being accused of killing her nephew by rolling on him with her 1,000-pound frame, has cleared her name and is now motivating others with her weight loss story, KTRK reported . “I was ...



CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

Weight Loss Drugs Linked To Colon Cancer In Mouse Study
Science 2.0
Gastric bypass and similar stomach-shrinking surgeries are a popular option for obese patients looking to lose weight and they have even been linked to a decreased risk in many types of cancers - except colon cancer. A 2013 long-term study of 77,000 ...
Possible colon cancer risk for new generation of weight-loss drugs investigatedScience Codex
Researchers examine link between weight loss surgery and higher colon cancer ...CP24 Toronto's Breaking News
Next Generation Of Prescription Diet Pills Could Increase Risk Of Colon CancerMedical Daily

all 9 news articles »


TIME

The Best Workout for Weight Loss
TIME
Everyone knows that cardio exercise—by way of a bike ride or a sprint—is key to weight loss. But a high-intensity cardio workout may do a better job of decreasing blood sugar levels than lower intensity exercise, according to a new study in Annals of ...
Only High-Intensity Exercise Improves Glucose ToleranceMedscape
High-Intensity Workouts May Fight DiabetesWTVY, Dothan
High-intensity workouts work better against diabetes by decreasing blood sugar ...TheHealthSite
Healio
all 16 news articles »


ConsumerAffairs

Weight-loss product hustlers banned from telemarketing
ConsumerAffairs
The settling defendants have admitted to the allegations and agreed to be banned from telemarketing or selling weight loss products. Under the settlement order, in any future business they must provide refunds or exchanges, free of charge, for ...



Fox News

Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills
Fox News
A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight," was deceptive. Under the proposed ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



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

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.