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.
Things to help when you pick what you eat
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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
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.
If you stray: smile and resume the next meal. Your body will love you for two reasons.
- You confuse it so it doesn't feel cheated and it will just process it as usual.
- 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