Monday, July 2, 2012


Everyone hates diets. The best one is not to need one. Well lately I have come to the sad discovery that I am fat. So I buckled down and an already starting to loose weight. I eat what I want, just in the right combinations. Here are some helpful hints for other just starting a new diet.

Diet essentials

Knowing your body:

This is how it was explained to me. Think of your body as a factory worker who is under paid and over worked. Now add a boss who yells when you do not meet your quota. So you are working as fast as you can, and the boss fires three of you friends. Everyone is expected to pick up the slack. But you are already over worked. Your shift is 8 hours and in that time you have to be done or you are fired. What do you do? When the boss isn't looking you put a few behind the couch in the lounge, next time you hide a little under the chair, or behind the assembly line. Well that is your body does with food it can't process fast enough it hides it as fat.

Things to help when you pick what you eat

Presentation- colorful, interesting design, creative use of ingredients.

Use lower calorie subs not diet alternatives – most of them have chemicals designed to make you crave them or sugar so you continue to buy their product.

Stay away from GMO

Choose a diet you can stick with. - Choosing a diet can be as simple as deciding which group you could give up easier. ….. Meat lovers should one with lots of protein, carb lovers choose one with mostly carbs, sugar lovers choose one by calories. If you can't give up anything then choose a diet that combines foods so they assimilate in your body easier so your body doesn't have to hide the calories on your body.

Easy diet fixes:

Sugar - substitute honey or granulated honey, molasses, cinnamon, almond extract.

Sour cream – Low far cottage blended makes a product that if served in a sour cream container will never raise an eye brow. Tastes and smells exactly like sour cream.

Salad dressings – herbs, lemon juice, vinegar and herbs with a touch of honey makes a good Italian dressing. My favorites are instead of any dressing use left over already made tuna salad or cottage cheese. Just put a plop on top and eat as usual.

Remember head lettuce is empty calories and little nutritional value. Choose spinach or leafy greens instead

Oatmeal sweeteners or lack there of – Oatmeal is a great one to experiment with. I use either almond extract (if you want very sweet) or vanilla if a little sweetness is desired.

Also add nuts or seeds for crunch. Good ones are: sunflower seeds add great crunch, sesame seeds make it taste nutty , Poppy seeds with lemon flavoring is like eating a lemon poppy seed muffin.

If you stray: smile and resume the next meal. Your body will love you for two reasons.
  1. You confuse it so it doesn't feel cheated and it will just process it as usual.
  2. You feeling guilty will cause you more strife and maybe your diet as well.
    So indulge when you really want something. Enjoy the moment. Your diet will wait for you. Just don't be crazy about it

Happy dieting!

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