Diet Tip Friday!
Some no calorie or low calorie drinks:
-water- drink tons of this. This is my go to beverage!
-coffee with skim milk
-Diet pop (limit this to 1-2/day)
-Diet grapefruit juice, diet cranberry juice, etc
2. Diet foods are not always the best. This one took me a long time to realize. I mean a long time. I used to think that eating low calorie foods like rice cakes and low cal waffles were good for you. Foods like that are not filling and often have added preservatives that actually make you eat more in the long run.
Also, lets say you really enjoy chips. Chips are the one junk food that you just cannot live without. Do not buy fat free chips if you are not going to be satisfied with them. Eat your favorite chips but just limit the portion. If you do not let yourself enjoy your favorite foods, you will end up eating a bunch of other junk that is not even satisfying.
3. Watch what you eat at a restaurant. Just because you are out to eat with friends, family, or a significant other does not mean that you need to completely blow your diet. I recommend getting what you really want for your entree and skimping on other items. For example, get a diet pop or water for your beverage. Skip dessert or eat a healthy one at home. If there is a indulgent entree that you really want such as lasagna, get it and eat healthy before you go to the restaurant and the following day.
Let me know if you like posts like this and I will do more! What are some of your diet/healthy living tips?
Disclaimer: I am a nutritionist with my bachelors degree in dietetics. I know a lot about nutrition but do not know everything. These claims that I am making work for me, but may not be right for you. Also, do not think that I am judging you if you do not follow my way of eating. I just try what is best for me and that's it!
Posted August 13, 2010