Dieting has become a past time for people both young and old. The problem is that dieting is simply the practice of changing what you are eating for a short period of time, for the purpose of losing weight. This practice is where many people go wrong. They are looking for a short term fix to a life-long problem of ineffective eating habits.
There are things that individuals can do to avoid dieting and begin taking their weight management issues into their own hands. Using some of the following tips, individuals can be on a non diet for the rest of their lives.
Count Your Calories
Many think that this is an old fashioned way of dieting. Counting calories doesn’t mean starving yourself. It is simply the process of becoming more consciously aware of what you are putting into your mouth. You may be surprised when you learn that you are ingesting quite a lot more than you should be each day. The more aware you are of the caloric content of your food the less likely you are to over indulge.
Add Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are relatively free calories, especially when eaten raw. When you are hungry, fill up on these goodies. Keep them handy when you are traveling or in the office. This will help to encourage you to snack on healthy foods instead of bad ones. Let’s face it, a banana or an apple will do much better for your body than a bag of chips.
Don’t Starve – Eat, Eat, Eat!
One biggest mistake that dieters make is starving themselves. Starvation creates fat stores. It is much better to make your body think that there is plenty of food around. Doing so requires retraining yourself to eat all day long. Now, of course, this doesn’t mean that you are going to eat 26 meals a day. It does however mean that you need to eat about every two hours. You can munch on nuts, seeds, crackers, fruits, and veggies. Doing so helps reduce the amount of body fat that you are storing and will at the same time help you build lean muscle.
Stop Drinking Up All Of Your Calories
Once you start counting your calories you may find that you are drinking up way too many calories a day. This is a common problem that most people are oblivious to. We always look at what we are eating but we never look at what we drink and many drinks are super high in calories. Drinking only water can help to reduce the number of calories you consume each day and can also aid your body in digestion. More importantly, it will help to flush out your entire system.
If you are looking for the best way to control your weight, reduce body fat, and keep the weight off, then look no farther then the non diet. Making real life changes will not only help you look and feel better it will also help improve your quality of life.