Everyone wants the no-effort diet that does not require us to move a muscle, or stop eating whatever we want. Unfortunately, that just isn’t possible. Here are three simple tricks to make losing weight seem effortless, however.
First, stop drinking anything that has sugar in it. If we knew how many calories we guzzle down, and how fast they’re gone, we’d weep! I figure, if I’m going to consume 400 calories in one sitting, it better be a nice size piece of cheesecake, and not one bottle of soda. Some people drink several sodas a day, so it’s possible to be drinking around 1000 calories a day, depending on how many drinks of course, and never even realize it. Need to kick the soda habit? Buy seltzer water, squeeze lemon into it, stir in a little honey, and just make the adjustment. Or even better for you, make your own soda with water kefir grains. Find out about this nutritious alternative that helps the good bacteria in your gut by going to http://nourishedkitchen.com/water-kefir/ Cut out sugary drinks and not only will your weight go down, but your health will improve. I must warn you that those who consume a lot of sugar will get headaches when you decrease the amount you intake. Sugar is addictive and these symptoms will stop after some time.
Second, I think most of us know that to lose weight you have to eat breakfast. This is true, but it depends on what you are eating for breakfast. I make my own yogurt, serve myself about one cup, put it in a large glass, fill the glass the rest of the way with milk, stir it and drink it down. If you take vitamins this is the perfect consistency to make it easier. That’s it, that’s my breakfast and it keeps me full until lunch. I actually eat a smaller lunch when I have this for breakfast.
Third, always eat your vegetables and meat first at mealtimes. After this, you probably won’t have a bunch of room for the carbs and sweet dessert. If you do, you’ll eat less of them. White breads, rices, other grains and sugar are empty calories with no nutritional value, and actually harmful to your health.
Give these simple ideas a try, and make them a part of your lifestyle. Adjusting calorie intake alone will help you lose weight. If you add some of the exercises I mentioned in an earlier blog, you will be well on your way to a new you for the new year!