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Dieting But Don't Want to Miss Out on Your Favourite Foods?

Relax, it is possible to have that delicious morning coffee or slice of banana bread and still lose weight. You see if you lose weight too quickly it will wreak havoc with your metabolism and can trigger major cravings which will ultimately sabotage all your good work. It is far better to follow a weight loss plan that takes things slowly but surely than try one of the many crash diets so readily available.

How Much Weight do you Want to Lose?

The first thing you must decide is exactly how much weight you wish to lose each and every week/month. If you cut 2000kJ per day you will lose half a kilo a week. If you were to cut 400KJ per day from your diet you can lose half a kilo per month. You see the way it works? It is up to you to decide how much deprivation you can live with and can you stick to an eating plan which cuts out almost every little treat you desire?

How to Cut out 2000KJ per day.

Eating out can be a killer for the dieter as almost all foods served in restaurants are swimming in excess oil, many adding as much as 56gm of oil which comes to 2070KJ. Ask for your meal to be oil free or alternatively order something like grilled or steamed lean chicken or fish. Another idea is to simply order half portions. The amount of food on your plate has a huge bearing on the number of kilojoules/calories you consume per meal. When at home try serving your meal on a slightly smaller dinner plate and see how this little trick alone can work in your favour by instantly shaving calories. When eating in a restaurant don't even consider tasting the garlic bread as it'll hold almost a days worth of calories by itself. The main thing to know is just how many calories/kilojoules are in all your favourite foods and then it becomes reasonably simple to cut a few of those calories on a regular basis by making good choices.

Happy Hour.

As I'm sure many of you already know, when anything tastes really salty it will not only hold water in your body but will have the effect of making you want yet another drink. Consequently you must avoid the salty nuts and bar snacks so frequently at hand. Another thing to be aware of is if you have ordered a drink that tastes really sweet you are probaly consuming far more calories than you need. Steer clear of the fancy cocktails and if you really do want that alcoholic drink try acquiring a taste for vodka on the rocks or lo-cal beer.


Now you're probably wondering how you can possibly be expected to cut calories/kilojoules from your healthy salad. Well take another look; is it really as healthy as you thought? Have you checked out the calories in that salad dressing? Avoid creamy salad dressing and try one made with lemon or cider vinegar as the base. Both extremely healthy options and by then adding a 'small' amount of extra vigin olive oil you instantly have a delicious alternative. A word of warning here, don't whatever you do opt for a pasta or rice salad as these are both in the danger zone when endeavouring to lose weight.


If you can manage to put in place all or some of the above tips you are assuredly going to lose weight no matter what. If you wish to lose a little slower don't be quite so harsh with the amount of calories you cut from your eating plan. Try following the mindful eating way and it can become easier with every passing day. Once you begin to recognise when you are hungry and when it's emotional eating you're weight loss success is well within reach. One last thing, don't forget to incorporate a little easy exercise into your weekly routine, it really can work wonders. When I say easy that is precisely what I mean; a simple thirty minute walk is all you need or if that sounds too much to begin with cut it into smaller chunks of five or ten minutes. If you want something to really step up your metabolism try using kettlebells. These are becoming more and more popular for those who are ready to do just a couple of exercises and lose that belly fat forever. These exercises are available online and can be done in the privacy of your home, what more could anyone require?

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