This Article is About
losing weight
food drug administration
foods and beverages
center for disease control and prevention
poor diet
federal trade commission
Losing Weight Without Going On A Diet
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Losing Weight Without Going on A Diet

There are many facts that matter and we need to know them. In 2008, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that more than a third of all Americans (35.7%) are overweight or obese. Losing weight without going on a diet is what people are looking for. For the people who are serious about reaching and keeping their ideal weight can start immediately and cost no money. Here are some absolutely free tips.

First: Develop the right mind set regarding eating behavior. There is no such thing as "going on" a diet. Everyone already has a diet, and most people have a poor one. All of us inherited, yes, inherited, a poor diet. Parents teach their children how to interact socially, how to reconcile their bank statements, and how to get a quality education. However, parents rarely teach their children about attaining and maintaining their ideal weight as a part of a long, happy life.

Second: Read the labels. Become better informed about foods and beverages. Good foods and beverages are those that have no: Sugar, salt, enzymes, preservatives, artificial coloring or flavoring. This seems like a mouthful and it is. We all need to know just what we are eating. In 2010, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U. S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion, issue their joint report, "Dietary Guidelines for Americans." The 1990 National Nutrition Monitoring & Related Research Act charged these two groups with the responsibility of making recommendation about what Americans should eat. The USDA, the HHS, along with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), are advocates of truth in labeling. If it is not listed on the label, then, it's not in it. On the other hand, if it is on the label, it better be in it.

Third: Begin gradually decreasing the amount of sugar. Many people began slowly curbing the amount of sugar. In the July 19, 2013, issue of the HUFFPOST Healthy Living, Dr. Mark Hyman cited the recommendation of Dr. Barry M. Popkin, Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill. Dr. Popkin has done much research, and is published widely, on the dangers of sugar-sweetened drinks. Dr. Popkin's recommendation for Americans is that everyone "still must reduce our overall consumption of sugar in order to reduce health risks and improve overall health. Dr. Hyman cited one extreme example of the sports drinks that impact the American diet. He reports that "the popular sports drinks have 17 teaspoons of sugar (and the average teenager often consumes two of these drinks a day)." Obviously, when it comes to sugar quantity does matter.

Fourth: Begin assessing portion size. When it comes to meat, the right size portion is about the thickness and size of the human hand. Meat portions should weigh about eight ounces. Vegetable and fruit portions should be about ½ cup. Every beneficial eating behavior includes fruit and vegetables.

Fifth: Begin drinking water. Americans drink too many sodas. The healthiest water is steam-distilled water. With all these people running around with some water or another or an energy drink, it's the 'in' thing to be seen with. The drink manufacturers want people to think that their beverage is the best. Kidney doctors have advised neighbors and family members that the best water for the human kidneys is steam-distilled water. Retailers sell it by the gallon. In reality, people need to drink eight 8-ounce glasses every day. People who drink this as a matter of practice have said that drinking the right amount of water, in the recommended quantities, can help curb their appetite, too.

Americans are losing weight without going on a diet. It is a matter of having the right mind set, reading food labels, using less sugar, being careful about food portions, and drinking water. Eating behavior that's free! What an idea!


Street Talk

  

I have lost 41 pounds and did it over 3 to 4 years. I do feel great to. !!!

Reply
  about 6 years ago
  

You can not go on a diet, you have one and it is good or bad for you!

Reply
  about 6 years ago
  

You can not go on a diet ---You have one it is good or bad for you!!!

Reply
  about 6 years ago
You May Also Like
Losing Weight Naturally
In the high tech, fast paced world that we live in everybody seems to be in constant motion, expecting results and information instantaneously. This of course applies to weight loss, but the simple truth is that losing weight is not a quick gimmick solution, especially if you want to keep…
By: joe witt in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jan 30, 2012  
0
  Likes: 10

Losing Weight Fast
There are many ways that one can lose weight very fast, but some methods are not healthy for your body and this is why you must learn to plan a diet correctly. People usually think that you can lose weight by not eating fattening foods, but the reality is that…
By: Rod Roc in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jul 12, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

The Coffee Diet Hype - Does Drinking Coffee help with Losing Weight Fast?
Oh that rich aroma which fills many a house on a morning. You know what I’m talking about: none other than coffee. Nothing beats that smell. I feel sorry for non-coffee drinkers, for they are truly missing on a marvelous experience. I came across coffee as a student at university,…
By: Ajaya Joseph in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Aug 17, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Losing Weight The Easy Way - Tips For Success
Weight loss can be elusive. For most people this is not due to a lack of initial motivation. As time passes we tend to forget about our goals. There are ways you can keep up your motivation and be successful. This article will show how people can lose the weight…
By: Sachindra Kumar in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Sep 05, 2012  
0
  Likes: 2

Health And Losing Weight
Dropping excess pounds is widely accepted as a major reason that most people who are considered obese enjoy better health when they get their body back to the weight recommended for their height. So it isn’t a surprise that they recover from a diagnosed condition of diabetes, heart problems, etc.…
By: John R. Tomlin in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Feb 07, 2012  
1
  Likes: 2

Impressive New Methods for Losing Weight
Low calorie diet plans are really the best method for controlling your weight and this is how many are changing their lifestyles. Managing a diet plan takes time, but with the advice and new impressive methods for losing weight, anyone can do it. Following one of these impressive diet plans,…
By: Rod Roc in  Food and Drink  >  Low Calorie   Aug 07, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

I Cant Lose Weight
I was wrong If you've seen some of my other stories you'll probably read that I've been overweight and I've tried losing weight. I've said to myself I can't lose weight. That was before I started losing weight. That's strange I told myself I can't lose weight but I started…
By: Jerry Steege in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jul 01, 2011  
1
  Likes: 2

The Simple Guide to Eating Clean And Losing Weight
What is eating clean? Eating clean is eating food in the form that it was naturally intended for us. Over decades we have changed the way food looks and feels to increase taste, respond to desires and accommodate for convenience. What this has done to our food is reduce the…
By: Renee2 in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jul 30, 2012  
1
  Likes: 1

Does Losing Weight Reduce Cellulite?
Cellulite is caused by a combination of fat, and weak, unused muscles. So to answer the question "Does Losing Weight Reduce Cellulite?" honestly, I'd have to say yes. Don't get excited just yet. You can reduce a portion of your cellulite by eating a low fat, high fiber diet. Cut…
By: Shyanne in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jun 12, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Nine Major Diseases Are Linked to Obesity - Why Are We Not Losing Weight?
Americans are at risk of developing nine major diseases because they are overweight or obese. What is it going to take to get people to cut the fat from their diets and lose weight and maybe live longer? This article covers some of the most serious problems facing anyone who…
By: Debbie Murray in  Health and Fitness  >  Obesity   Nov 27, 2012  
6
  Likes: 1

3 Foods Content TO Avoid In Losing Weight
You want it loose weight but how you will start? What are the right way or the easiest losing fats. Theres is no easiest way to get rid those unwanted fats you have there. Taking it right way on the very start, be desirable for you to follow your own…
By: ROLAND SJB in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Oct 17, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Heaven's Food: Losing Weight Has Never Been This Delicious!
Everyone is looking for the best diet to lose weight, and to eat tasty food at the same time. Let's face it. The words delicious and losing weight are rarely associated. Our reality being what it is, we live in a fast world and a fast society, where we want…
By: Osteosport in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jun 25, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Stay Healthy While Losing Weight
The issue with a lot of diet plans out there is that they often require you to take extreme measures for weight loss. While a change is obviously required to illicit a transformation of body composition, going to far into a calorie deficit or in a just plan weird direction(a…
By: Chip Paulson in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jul 16, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Losing Weight the South Beach Way
Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I have been struggling with weight loss my entire life. I have gained and lost weight throughout the years doing different things such as low-fat diets, no carb diets, diet pills, diet teas and so on and so forth. While…
By: Cynthia Melendez in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Aug 26, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Start Losing Weight - 3 Essential Steps
Nowadays a lot of people are desperately trying to lose weight and shed the unwanted pounds around their waist, legs, tummy and other problem areas. The first thing they find as a problem is how to get started. A good foundation of knowledge is one of the ways to success.…
By: Mindaugas Bertys in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jul 13, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 1240    Report this Article