Do You Want To Lose Weight And Keep It Off Forever?

Stay away from fried foods. Fried foods are fried in oil or fat. Even when the cooking oil is drained away the oil is still hidden in the food.

Do not eat chocolate as they have a lot of sugar in them and sugar has a lot of calories.

Skipping meals is actually sabotaging your weight loss goal. In fact you should eat several small meals every day in order to increase your metabolism to burn off calories.

Keep to a vegetarian diet as much as you can. Make a non- vegetarian diet a week end event if you find it impossible to totally give up meat.

You will have to eat a good meal within an hour of waking up in the morning. Doing this will give you more energy to start the day.

Eating too much sugar can sabotage your weight loss goals. Sugar contains lots of calories so avoid it as much as possible

Try to avoid canned vegetables and opt instead for fresh instead. Eat raw vegetables more than cooked as cooking removes more than 50% of the vitamins and minerals they contain.

Variety in what you eat is important so choose a variety of foods from each food group each day.

Instead of 3 large meals eat 4 to 6 small meals a day. It revs up your metabolism as well as having smaller quantities of food

Try to have food at fixed times of the day. You can stretch these times by half an hour, but anything more than that is going to affect your eating pattern, the result will either be a loss of appetite or that famished feeling which will make you stuff yourself.

Do not eat just to eat, eat if you are hungry and when you are offered food just eat less of it or decline it altogether.

Avoid snacks or snack on vegetables, low sugar or low fat items in between meals.

Eggs have a high level of cholesterol and should be limited to no more than 3 servings per week and only 1 a day.

Drinks containing alcohol are not good for you due to the sugar content and the fact that they lower inhibitions and will power so you are in no position to watch your diet.

Eat more fish and turkey and avoid all red meats which includes pork. Salmon contains omega 3 fatty acids that are good for you.

Try to use unsweetened items or with a sugar substitute. Even though they still taste sweet they do not have the amount of calories as sugar does.

Watch your fat intake. Each fat gram contains 9 calories so by reading the total calories on a food and knowing the quantity of fat, you can estimate the % of fat, which should in no way exceed 30% of the food.

Boil your vegetables instead of cooking them, or even better, eat them fresh. However if you do not like eating your vegetables as it is, try steaming them without adding anything at all. This is probably the healthiest way to eat cabbages, cauliflowers and a host of other vegetables.

If you drink wine try to drink dry wines as they contain less sugar than sweet wines due to the fermentation process they go through.

Chew your food at least 20 to 25 times in order to add more saliva to the food as the saliva is what helps digest the sugars.

Try low and no fat substitutes for some of the foods you eat. Supermarkets now carry a wide variety of these no and low fat substitute so they are no longer than difficult to find.

In order to lower your oil intake you can fry using a non stick (teflon) frying pan, that way you do not have to use any oil or at least a lot less.

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