5 Best Diet Tips For 2017- These Can Help

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.

Lifestyle change 

  1. 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.

What foods to eat5 diet tips

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.

Incorporate Actively

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

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


4 thoughts on “5 Best Diet Tips For 2017- These Can Help”

  1. I actually can’t stop eating desert like waffles when I am full. I think the reason is intermittent fasting. I get hungry a lot and I eat what I like. Do you have any suggestions for that problem?

  2. Great ideas! Especially for those of us who are starting the New Year with a resolution to diet and lose weight. Seems like a yearly battle for me. Thankfully, I don’t have too much to lose. I hope you can inspire many more to follow these great tips!

  3. Lifestyle change is huge! I find that when I focus on NOT doing something, it makes it harder not to do. But when I put my energy toward what I DO want, I have much more success.

    For instance, this year I set a more specific goal of drinking 2L of water every day, not counting what I take in while I’m at the gym. Previously, I’d just thought, “I need to drink water” but I was finding I was having more coffee in the afternoon, the occasion pop, etc, and that would lead to eating other snacks.

    Well … holy cow … after only a short time focusing on achieving my goal each day, I have noticed a positive difference within a week! I don’t need to think about NOT having the other stuff because I’m concentrating on what I DO want. Same goes for choosing better foods. And after a while, you start rolling, feeling better, having more energy … it’s the way to go!

    Keep up the good work. You’re helping people here. That’s excellent!


  4. Oh my God, that is totally my problem…I fall off the wagon every time I see a cookie. I can’t just eat one cookie. I have to eat the whole row….or two..

    I know, I know…it’s my weakness!

    They need to stop making cookies so tasty!!! lol


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