Diet Tip #1 – Drink A Lot of Water
Water is a key element to any diet’s success. It will keep your hunger in check and drinking ice water will actually burn calories. Not to mention it will keep your skin healthier, make your organs function better, and flush out the nasty gunk that builds up in your body throughout the day.
Diet Tip #2 – Remove Temptation
Snack food is great, but not if you are on a diet. Get it out of your house to remove temptation. Also if there is a restaurant or café that serves your absolute favorite foods maybe you should avoid it for awhile.
Diet Tip #3 – Do Not Diet Alone
Diets tend to work better if you are not going through the pain alone. Especially if the people you are living with do it along side you. It is kind of hard to follow tip #2 above if your significant other is always bringing snack food back home for themselves.
Diet Tip #4 – Do Cardio
If you really want to burn the fat you have to do cardio. The more cardio you do the faster the weight will melt off your body. Set a goal of 60 minutes of sustained activity per day.
Diet Tip #5 – Do Strength Training
Strength training is an often over looked area in a fitness plan and weight loss plan. Building muscle is one of the best weapons you can use against fat. In fact the more muscle you have the easier it will become to burn fat and keep it off.
Diet Tip #6 – Bring Your Lunch with You
It is just too easy to break your diet rules when you take your lunch at school or work. Make your lunch the night before and bring it with you, that way you will know exactly how many calories you are eating and take away the temptation to grab a lunch that is just a little bit to unhealthy for a person trying to lose weight.
Diet Tip #7 – Eat Plenty of Protein
Foods rich in protein are essential to any diet. First, protein builds muscle so it is crucial to your strength training efforts. Second, protein rich food make you feel more full when compared to an equal serving of food that is high in carbohydrates.
Diet Tip #8 – Get Plenty of Sleep
Sleep is one of those all around mind / body health necessities. Your body repairs and refreshes itself when it is sleeping. Additionally if you do not get enough sleep your metabolism can slow down. The average person needs about 8 hours of sleep per night.
Diet Tip #9 – Cut Out the Alcohol
There are actually a lot of health benefits you can gain from alcohol (excluding beer, wine coolers, etc). Wine is good for the heart, brain and digestive system. Some studies have shown that a shot of hard liquor is actually good for the immune system, can lower blood pressure and might even help to prevent some cancers. Unfortunately these drinks are surprisingly high in calories. If you are on a diet it is best to avoid them as much as possible, or at the very least avoid the drinks that have a lot of sugar.
Diet Tip #10 – Take a Day Off
We all need a break every once in awhile. So take one day off from your diet each week. It really won’t set you back all that much and it will give you something to reward yourself with each week.