So in order to make it a little easier, the following are the top five diet tips from experts across the country.
Top five diet tips #1.
Drink lots of water. If you drink an 8 ounce glass of water before each meal you will feel fuller and eat less.
Top five diet tips #2.
Ask yourself if you’re really hungry. Pay attention for physical signs of hunger.
If you’re truly hungry it’s your body’s way of telling you that you need fuel and you won’t satisfy a craving if you’re body doesn’t truly need the food.
Top five diet tips #3.
Be careful about nighttime snacks. Empty calorie eating usually occurs after dinner, when you finally get to relax. Keep only healthy snacks around or make the kitchen off limits after a certain hour to reduce this.
Top five diet tips #4.
Eat several small meals during the day. Eating lots of small healthy meals will keep you full, help you to avoid binge eating and will boost metabolism.
Top five diet tips #5.
Don’t completely leave out your favorite foods. If you continually deny yourself of your favorite foods it can lead to weight gain because rebound eating occurs. Instead of getting rid of your favorite foods only purchase a limited amount and enjoy small portions to treat yourself once in a while.
And as always, be sure to check with your physician before beginning any diet.