So what are the 5 best diet tips to follow in 2017?
Ushering out the old year and in with the new always gives people a sense of new beginnings and many people will include weight loss and getting fit in their new years resolutions. This is very typical for most of us.
Best diet tips
So here are my five best tips to get you off to a great start for 2017.
- Life style change: To help you achieve success don’t start off with the mind-set that “you are going on a diet”. That’s where the problem lies. Diets are a short term solution for the underlying problem. The long-term goal is to lose the weight and keep it off for good by eating healthier. That doesn’t mean you can’t have something sweet or sinful once in a while. You can, but remember calories in and calories out.
Stop when full
2. Stop when full: If you were driving a car and had a fender bender you wouldn’t back up and hit the car again, would you? The same thing applies to eating the wrong foods. If you have a lapse and eat a cookie, that doesn’t mean that you have to eat the whole batch. Stop with one and get right back on track. It’s not the end of the world.
3. What foods to eat: When starting on this new way to eat, try to think as close to nature as possible. Eat mostly fresh fruits and vegetables, chicken, beef, pork, seafood and fish. Cook without coatings and sauces. Limit yourself on processed food, in fact try to cut them out entirely, if you can. Once you have eliminated these foods for a while you will stop craving them. The Mediterranean Diet is a great example to follow without it feeling like serious dieting.
4. Incorporate Actively: You don’t have to run a marathon or swim 50 laps or ride a bike for 40 miles. Just get started doing something. If you have been sedentary for a long time or are very overweight, always get approval from your health care provider. Then start slow. So many people start out with a bang and quit because it hurts. Make it enjoyable.
If you haven’t walked in a long time, start with a 15 minute walk for a week and keep adding 5 minutes more per week, until you can do 30 minutes at a time. You will be surprised at how great you will feel.
Be Patient: Remember you did not get overweight overnight and it will take time and perseverance to get back into shape.
Think before you put something in your mouth. Am I really hungry for this or am I bored, stressed or having feelings unrelated to hunger. All these little changes will make a big difference in your weight.
Change up your eating habits. Have breakfast for dinner and visa-versa. Have a blended juice for breakfast or lunch. You will be surprised at how satisfying a home-made juice can be made with vegetables and a small amount of fruit. You just need a good juicer or a good Vitamix blender to make them at home. Very tasty.
Cut out processed foods for a week, stop going to the fast food restaurants for a week. Do one or both of these things and you will be surprised how much better you will feel, and your wallet will feel better too!
But you have to get started. Don’t try to be perfect, although that would be great and don’t beat yourself up if you slip. Just pick up and start from there.
Making small changes will turn into big rewards.
Thank you for reading this article and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.Regards, Deanna