does not mean eating less or keeping yourself starved.
Most women on diet have this idea of dieting and the
result is that they are hungry since they eat less
and hence they give it up as quickly as they started.
Dieting simply means eating differently and eating
sensible food and less junk food. Sensible eating
means choosing low fat, low sugar foods, lots of fruit,
vegetables, beans, cereal, potatoes, wholegrain bread,
rice & pasta, low fat dairy foods and modest amounts
of lean meat & fish.
Following are the important
diet mistakes that are committed which results into
a disastrous attempt.
Most dieters don't eat enough. Result -- They
get so hungry that ultimately they give up.
Most dieters want to lose weight too fast. Result
-- They get so impatient, they give up.
Most dieters don't understand fat. Result -- They
eat all the wrong food available.
one has to eat sensibly. Follow the following guidelines.
Go Hungry and Avoid Food
Hunger is definitely your biggest enemy. Because if
you stay hungry then it makes you feel miserable.
And the end result is that you give up dieting and
go back to the biscuits/cookies and all kinds of junk
food you can lay your hands on. Unfortunately, most
dieters still think that dieting means eating in small
quantity - that's why most of them give up dieting
and stay fat.
Avoid fat because it is no good for your health. Fat
contains more than twice the calories of other nutrients.
Fat in small quantity is ok i.e., you need no more
than about 30 grams of fat per day. To do this, you
must switch to low-fat options whenever possible.
Switch to low-fat dairy products. Avoid high-fat foods
like, fried breakfasts, fries, pastries, butter, mayonnaise,
chocolate/candy and biscuits/cookies. Eat less red
meat (beef, lamb, pork). Twice a week is enough. Switch
to fish, chicken, pork steak, lean beefsteak.
Sugar provides us with virtually no nutrients, so
if we stopped eating it tomorrow we wouldn't be any
less nourished. It is not your friend and so have
as less sugar as possible in your diet. To do this
you will have to reduce the amount of sugar you add
to your tea or coffee or juice. Have cereals without
sugar. Avoid non-diet soft drinks. Instead, enjoy
diet drinks/minerals or 100% fruit juice. Avoid so-called
treats like biscuits/cookies, chocolates/candy and
Eat More Fibre
Fibre is very important and you must include more
fibre in your diet. Fibre contains far fewer calories
than fat or sugar so it's an ideal slimming food.
It also fills us up, so we feel nice and satisfied.
It also helps to protect against a number of digestive
complaints like constipation, diabetes, gallstones
etc. High fibre, starchy foods include: whole meal
bread, potatoes, pasta, brown rice, beans, peas, leafy
green vegetables, sweet-corn, pulses, bran-based cereals,
More Fruits and Vegetables
Adding lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your
diet is not only good for reducing those extra weight
but it makes your skin glow, hair shine and is very
good for your health. Ideally, eat 4-5 helpings of
fruit and 3-4 helpings of vegetables every day. Eat
more salads; drink vegetable soups and green leafy
vegetables in your daily diet. Add fruits in your
cereals, drink fresh fruit juice without sugar or
simply cut fruits into big pieces and munch on it.