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Top 10 Diet Tips

posted in Diet and Beauty by Nicky Terrett on 18:10 Sep 19th, 2014<< Back to Diet and Beauty

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Losing those extra pounds doesn’t have to be torture if you adopt the right behaviour. It can be a challenge to eat healthy all of the time when the world is so full of drive-through restaurants and delicious take-out menus, but with the miraculous invention of exercise equipment hire and some commitment, you could achieve the body of your dreams, and still have a couple of your favourite snacks along the way.

1.      Do your best to snack smart

It can be a difficult decision to opt for the fresh apple in your fruit basket instead of the delicious bar of fruit and nut chocolate, but it’s much better for you to satisfy your cravings with healthy grub than risk binging later.

2.      Exercise and Sculpt your body

Doing even fifteen minutes of exercise a day on your home-based fitness equipment could be enough to help you build muscle mass and shed those pounds at lightning speed. Remember, the more muscle that you manage to build up, the higher your metabolism is going to be, meaning that you can burn more calories as you go about your daily routine.

3.      Turn off Your T.V

Studies have shown that eating when sat in front of the television can prompt you to take in far more calories than you normally would. A distracting activity during a meal can easily result in your eating too much.

4.      Eat a Big breakfast

The most important meal of the day is a crucial part of your routine for a reason. A meal in the morning that has plenty of carbs, protein, and even a portion of fat, will be a great way to keep your blood-sugar levels at peak condition, and remove pesky hunger pangs.

5.      Get your mind off it

If all you can think about is that chocolate muffin in the fridge, do something else and re-direct your brain. Research has shown that cravings can only last for five minutes.

6.      Weigh yourself regularly

Weighing yourself means you have an actual score of how well you’re doing. If your weight continues to increase for several days, it might be time to beef up your workout or cut back on a certain food for a little while.

7.      Slow down On Booze

A couple of alcoholic drinks a week can actually build up hundreds of calories that do nothing but fill up space. Treat yourself at the end of the week if you must, but cut back elsewhere when you can.

8.      Sleep for longer

Going to bed earlier and waking up later can help you to make better choices with your diet, and when you’re well-rested, you’re less likely to search out snacks for a boost of the energy that you think you need.

9.      Binge on Fruit

Fruit has absolutely no fat content and is full of water, so it’ll fill you up without leading to the calories of other snacks.

10.  Think Positive

When you begin to feel yourself losing the will to go on with your diet, just think about how amazing you’re going to look a couple of months down the line. The motivation may be enough to keep you focused and remind you that success is yours for the taking.  

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