Dieting Tips (and useful weight loss trivia)
Here are some dieting tips that have been collected from around the world. Believe what you want but please know that we at AccessWeightLoss.com do not in any way support any of these various weight loss tips, although we do agree with many of them.
- Eat more, but eat less. Eat things that are bulky and full of fiber, but lacking in calories.
- Diet for yourself, not for anyone else.
- Eat smaller meals, but more of them.
- Exercise. Thirty minutes a day is fine, but you must do it every day.
- Obesity increases the risk of developing at least 26 other diseases and causes 15 percent to 20 percent of all deaths in America. Losing weight for health improvement probably is more relevant, important and motivating than losing weight to please others.
- Science has determined that 70 percent of an individual’s body mass is determined purely through genetics.
- Eat low-fat cheese. Eat bread without added fat. Eat chicken without the skin.
- Drink Eight, 8 oz. glasses of water everyday.
- Get yourself a little journal that you write down what you’ve eaten, the calories you’ve eaten, and what type of workout you’ve done for the day.
- If you only have healthy foods in the house and low cal foods, then it would be that much harder to break your diet.
- Shift the focus of food as entertainment to food being what fuels your body.
- Soup added to a diet will speed up your metabolism and reduce the hunger cravings.
- Eat slowly.
- We are only human, people will break their diets from time to time, but its okay to break it one day as long as you get back on your diet the next day.
The Mayo Clinic Diet
For more than 30 years the so-called “Mayo Clinic diet” has surfaced in many forms and many places. Various versions push grapefruit or eggs or meat and promise to peel off pounds magically. These fad diets did not originate at Mayo Clinic and are not approved by Mayo Clinic.
The diets prescribed by Mayo doctors and dietitians are individualized for each patient’s needs, taking into account medical history and current eating and exercise habits. There is no one diet that works for everyone.
Instead of relying on so-called miracle diets promising rapid weight loss, take stock of your current eating and exercise habits and compare them with recommendations made by reputable organizations. (For example, the updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans provide a wealth of information to get you started.) A healthy diet along with exercise that results in a 1/2 to 1 pound loss each week is considered safe and effective.