Tips

**These tips come from all over the place. I've been reading other blogs, websites, books and watching videos with tips in them for a long time and wrote them down in my journal. Now they're here for you too. Sorry if they're repetitive or not very new, but they've helped me and I hope they can do the same for you. If you have any tips you'd like me to add just let me know.**

  1. Keep a diary of food intake, apparently you're 30% less likely to overeat if you've planned your meals ahead of time, it also helps you to identify what kinds of food you binge on so you can stop buying them so it won't happen any more.
  2. Don't eat anything four hours before going to bed, your body needs that time to digest and metabolise the food, anything eating less than four hours before going to bed will just sit in your stomach while you sleep and if you weight yourself in the morning it won't be accurate.
  3. Have a sip of water between every one or two bites, this is helpful for three reasons: 1. it will fill you up faster 2. water is great for you 3.  because the water rinses out your mouth you'll be able to taste each bite more and it will be more satisfying.
  4. Don't eat anything you don't know the exact amount of calories in, if you don't know what's in it, chances are it's not something you want to be eating.
  5. Eat low calorie foods with intense flavors.
  6. Keep a list of bad foods and write down why they are bad for you, cut them out of your diet. 
  7. Fill yourself up with veggies, a lot of them are very low calorie and they're great for you.
  8. Look at lots of thinspiration.
  9. Cut food into smaller pieces.
  10. Get rid of your "fat" clothes, if you gain weight you will have nothing to wear and it will encourage you to lose even faster.
  11. Chew each bite thoroughly.
  12. Sleep at least 6 hours a day, any less decreases your metabolism by 15%.
  13. Do something to make yourself feel pretty, like trying a new hairstyle or painting your nails instead of eating.
  14. Bad posture burns 10% less calories so make sure to stand up straight with your shoulders back, plus when you're standing with good posture it makes you look slimmer.
  15. Eat slowly, it takes the brain 20 minutes to realise that the stomach is full.
  16. Put your goal weight somewhere that you will see it.
  17. Avoid all fried food.
  18. Take vitamin B, it increases your metabolism.
  19. Citrus is a natural appetite suppressant.
  20. Eat on smaller plates.
  21. Read all food labels carefully so you know exactly what you're putting into your body.
  22. Paint your nails, you can't eat while your nails are wet.
  23. Inactivity leads to senseless eating, so stay busy.
  24. Mint is a great appetite suppressant and the fresh taste makes you want to keep your mouth free of food. 
  25. Weigh yourself often, don't be afraid of the scale.
  26. No pop, not even diet pop, it makes you retain fat.
  27. Seaweed boosts your metabolism and makes a great low calorie snack.
  28. Eat with chopsticks, they force you to take smaller bites and eat slowly.
  29. Make a list of safe foods and keep it on hand.
  30. Keep summer and bikinis in mind when you feel like getting a second serving.
  31. Write down all of the reasons that you are doing this.
  32. Take up a new hobby to distract yourself. 
  33. Never tell yourself that your diet starts tomorrow. It starts right NOW.
  34. Brush your teeth often, you'll have a beautiful smile and food tastes terrible with toothpaste. 
  35. Avoid fast food whenever you can.
  36. Set realistic short term goals that you can feel good about accomplishing.
  37. When you know you will be eating out, look at the menu online beforehand so you know the calories in what you will be eating and can plan the rest of your day accordingly, and to avoid impulsive decisions when you get to the restaurant.
  38. Use honey instead of sugar.
  39. Spicy foods have really intense flavors to help with cravings while boosting your metabolism.
  40. Buy smaller goal clothes.
  41. Don't eat a lot of salt, it makes you retain water and fat. 

1 comment:

  1. About the last one, 41. Don't eat a lot of salt.
    Actually, if you are alreay considered "underweight" and you suffer from un-fixable muscle cramps, putting a descent amount of salt into your body can help stop that - of course, heaps of salt is terrible, but it's supposed to help prevent cramps.

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