For anyone who has been on a quick weight loss plan before, they know that it is hard to lose the weight and keep it off. But following a few tested tips can help in your quest to avoid a rebound after you get the weight off. Tip #1 – Don’t Go Too Extreme By […]
The weight loss food pyramid is similar to the regular food pyramid, only the daily caloric intake has been altered. Understanding the Food Pyramid Those that follow the weight loss food pyramid will have to stick to a 1200 calorie diet. This can be achieved by following the food pyramid guidelines. This diet does not […]
Research from Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, shows that the more vivid your mental image of a particular food, the more likely you are to crave it. They suggest distracting yourself with something that uses your eyes and your mind, such as randomly flicking through images on a computer screen. Try exploring Flickr for a […]
A fad diet recently made the rounds that promoted no Sugar, no Seconds, and no Snacking. The first two are up to you, but we recommend Snacking! Eating 3 meals and 2 snacks daily keeps your energy levels up and helps ensure you won’t overeat at your next meal. Snack, and snack wisely.
The next time you get a craving for a Mars or other candy bar, keep in mind that it will take an hour of power-walking to burn off the calories. Is it still worth it?
Plan at least 3 back-up meals that can be frozen or prepared from the pantry that are healthy and on track. If your regularly scheduled meal goes bust, you can fall back on your stash without the temptation of ordering take-out.
Include grated raw vegetables or dried fruit to batters and doughs for quick breads, muffins and cookies.
Replace the oil in baked goods with thick fruit purees such as applesauce, mashed bananas or prunes.
Freeze fresh grapes and enjoy them instead of sugary iced treats.
Got milk? Make sure it is skim milk. Low-fat milk (1%) has 2.5 grams of fat per cup. If you drink the recommended 4 glasses per day, you have consumed a whopping 10 grams of fat, just in your milk! 2% milk is even worse, with 5 grams of fat per cup!!