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Top Tips Number One - Eat Sensibly!
Plan your meals ahead so you have something to look forward too. Instead of hitting the cookies at eleven, remind yourself that you will be having a HUGE baked potato with tuna in 90 minutes, 89 minutes, 88 minutes..... you get the idea! If you do get the munchies make it fruit or veggies, celery sticks are so boring that you will loose your appetite in seconds!
Keep a notebook for a week and enter into it everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, you eat and drink in that week. Be ruthlessly honest, after all you will only be cheating yourself! Every baked bean you nab, every secret biscuit, that raisin lying on the worktop, all those things we do without realizing. You will be stunned and amazed at the stuff we manage to chomp our way through unconsciously!!
Give yourself a day off, you deserve it!!!
Allocate one day a week for fun. Well you need something to look forward too!!! After six days of sensible eating I recommend a Friday or a Saturday as your treat day. Have that fish supper or that chicken curry, wash it down with a couple (JUST a couple) of glasses of wine and don't feel guilty, life's too short to give up the good stuff completely!
What it all boils down to is being sensible, eating well, but healthily. Starvation diets lead to weight gain and health problems. Try not to become obsessed though. As soon as you're told no Mars Bars, they become the sole focus of your attention. If it gets that bad have a Mars Bar, just make it one of those little fun size ones... ONE I said, put that bag down, OI! Come back here with those sweeties.....
You would be amazed at the amount of food you can nibble through in one day without you even being aware of it!! All those Smarties you steal from the kids, well you just have to eat the orange ones don't you!!! Food tasting every part of every meal before you actually eat it. Eating that last fish finger on the kids plates cos, well, it's a shame to waste good food, isn't it!!! Saying to your husband/wife, as you spear that gorgeous looking sausage with your fork, "you didn't want that dear, did you?"
It all adds up to a surprising calorific intake!
Just because it isn't on a plate, doesn't mean it isn't food!
You don't have to give up food to loose weight, just eat it at the right times. Limit yourself to three or, if you really have to, four proper meals a day. Eat sensible meals, have enough to fill you up without leaving you stuffed! We all know the rules, no fried food, if you have to have a bacon butty, grill the bacon and toast the bread, and just threaten it with the sauce bottle, don't smother it!! Try to have your potatoes as nature intended, no butter, yes I know it's not the same but who said life was fair? Eat pasta or rice instead of chips, have tuna on your toast instead of cheese.
Salads only count if you have them WITHOUT the coleslaw and potato salad...
Try to make the two first meals of the day the biggest. NEVER miss breakfast and have a good (sensible) lunch. A small light dinner and a nearly invisible supper rounds it off! Anything eaten after about seven in the evening will generally be stored as fat for future use. Your body will adjust to your calorie intake, so if you cut it way down the body slows way down to accommodate it, so you are eating less but burning much less off at the same time. The best way is to use the cal0ries rather than reducing them.
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