Anybody who has ever gone on a diet knows that it can be hard work. There are so many different theories out there about the best way to lose weight that it can be difficult just to start one and stick to it. Once you’ve gotten down to your desired weight it can be difficult to keep that weight off. To make matters worse, some dieting strategies can be downright unhealthy. Here are a few tips to healthy dieting that you should make sure you combine with any diet regimen you decide to subscribe to. 1. Don’t Eat Before Bed: Going on a diet shouldn’t keep you from eating three healthy meals a day.
However, you should make sure that you’re done eating for the day at least two hours before you go to bed. The food you eat during the day should be burned off through activity. When you eat right before going to bed, the calories you ingest are simply stored as fat because your body doesn’t need them while you sleep. 2. Drink Plenty of Water: Sometimes being hungry is more mental than physical, and just putting something into your body will alleviate your hunger and help you eat fewer calories over the course of a day. Water (or any beverage with no calories) can be a great way to curb your hunger. If you drink a tall glass of ice water and are still hungry, fix yourself a healthy snack.
3. Cut Down On Your Favorite Foods: Unless your favorite foods are things like spinach and rice cakes, you’re probably going to have to cut down on them. This isn’t to say that you have to completely cut them out of your diet altogether. Enjoy your favorite foods in moderation. Sometimes cutting out your favorite foods completely can lead to an over-indulgence in other foods. You’ll think that just because you’ve cut out pizza or chocolate that you’re guaranteed to lose weight. Meanwhile, you’re gaining weight because you keep having a third helping of lasagna.
4. Exercise While You Diet: Weight loss is all about reducing your caloric intake while you increase the calories you burn. Dieting reduces your caloric intake but exercising helps you burn more calories. While you will still have to cut back on your eating, the change might not seem so drastic and should give you a higher chance of success, all while improving your health.