If you’re one of the many millions of people out there struggling with your weight, you may be discouraged and cannot seem to find that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. Although you may feel like quitting, don’t! Use this article and others like it to lose as much weight as possible.
When dining out, consider the company you keep! Studies have shown that men and women alike will consume more calories when dining with a woman; however, they will consume less calories when dining with a man. Although we don’t really know why this appears to be so, you can use this knowledge to your advantage the next time you go out with your girlfriends and hopefully increase your self control.
Although it seems everyone loves french fries, it can wreck havoc on your diet. French fries are bad for those trying to lose weight. If you want to make healthier fries that are less likely to ruin your diet, consider baking them. Start by slicing your potatoes into 1/2 inch long fries. Then, place them in a bowl with a tablespoon of oil and lightly dust them with salt, pepper, and rosemary to taste. Bake a single layer of the fries for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Use a spatula to turn it and then continue baking for ten more minutes. These fries taste great and have less fat because they aren’t fried. Enjoy them with some ketchup! These “French Bakes” are courtesy Laurel’s Kitchen cookbook.
If potato chips are part of your eating routine and you are finding it difficult to give them up in your diet, look to the baked version as an alternative. These are up to a third lower in both fat and calories and many eaters report little to no difference in taste.
One way to lose weight is to make lunch your largest meal of the day rather than dinner. If you usually eat a sandwich at lunchtime, try eating it at dinner instead. Your body burns more calories throughout the day, rather than at night, so this strategy makes more sense.
You’re going to want to consider cardiovascular exercises if you want to lose weight. You should do some light weight lifting for tone but cardio is what will help you lose weight. While muscle mass certainly has its place in weight loss, raising the heart rate is far more important for loss to occur.
Remember to have plenty of healthy snacks on hand to support your weight loss program. Prepare vegetables for quick snacking and keep them fresh in a resealable bag or a plastic container. Buy fresh veggies like radishes, carrots, and celery. Clean and peel the vegetables, and put them on ice in the container and place in the fridge. Having this healthy ready to eat snack ready to go will reduce the temptation of a quick bag of chips.
Dieting is frustrating enough for many, but you must be prepared to fight hard for results. Use what you learned here to make your way to your dream weight. Keep in mind that you should stay driven and focused.