Long-Term Weight Loss & Diet - By Sarah Killian
If you still believe that to lose weight you must eat less and exercise a lot, you may just be wasting your time and your health, as these are not the only components to long-term weight loss and health. So how can you make a “diet” that works and does not make you hungry or feel weak? The first thing you have to do is to avoid these errors:
Drink plenty of water or other liquids. People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger, so you can eliminate the extra calories from eating by simply drinking plain water. If you do not like plain water, try flavored water or fruit teas, which come in delicious flavors and have few calories.
Think about what you can add to your diet, not what to eliminate. Focus on eating the recommended 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day and fulfill your fiber needs. You will feel more satisfied for longer and eliminate a lot of the fat and bloat that is just sitting in your gut.
When you're hungry you're not always hungry. Each time you feel like eating ask yourself if you're really hungry or bored or feeling emotional. Hunger is the way the body tells you it needs fuel, so that when the desire comes only from a psychological need rather than a physical need, the body is not satisfied. Keeping your portions reasonable will help you be more in touch with your body, your feelings and your satiety.
Select your late night snacks. Eating cupcakes occurs more frequently during the night than during the day, but dinner is a time to relax and have something light. Sitting with a bag of chips or cookies will not help anything. Eat low-calorie snack and once you're satisfied try a cup of tea, which will help keep your body in balance. Listen
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