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Posted: January 23rd, 2013

5 Easy Steps to Adjusting Your Diet

5 Easy Steps to Adjusting your Diet

1. Drink water, drink water, drink water. Cutting out sodas and juices with high sugar content will curb your craving for other bad sweets during the day. If it is the boring taste that is holding you back, add a fresh lemon, lime or an orange slice to your glass. Even a few squirts of Mio would be acceptable.

2. Eat on a regular schedule. Eating sporadically throughout the day or even skipping meals will make your body start to believe it is in starvation mode and begin to conserve all of the fats you take in instead of burning them off.

3. Snack during the day rather than eat 3 huge meals. Eating smaller meals and snacking in between will keep your metabolism up and burn more calories throughout the day. Waiting to eat lunch and dinner tends to cause overeating until feeling “stuffed.”

4. Just because it says “diet” doesn’t make it healthy. Artificial sweeteners added to diet sodas can disrupt the body’s natural ability to regulate calorie intake, therefore tricking it into feeling the need to eat more than necessary.

5. Eat breakfast. Eating breakfast will kick start your energy levels and boost your metabolism. People who skip breakfast tend to eat more at the following meal and tend to eat high calorie, high fat foods.

13 Responses to “5 Easy Steps to Adjusting Your Diet”

  1. thanks for the useful tips! Also enjoy the information!

    • How much water should we be drinking???

      • Ali Stockton says:

        If you are eating a healthy, balanced diet you can get up to 20% of your required water intake from the foods you are eating. Drinking water before and during meals will help with portion control because of the volume that it will take up in your stomach. For men it is recommended around 3 liters a day, women around 2.

        • chastity says:

          Isn’t it 1/2 your body weigh in ounces? For example, if you weigh 150, you should drink 75 oz. of water?

          • Ali Stockton says:

            There is no specific calculation for how much water a person needs depending on weight. Every single person is different. Dependent on activity levels and how the person eats also dictates how much water they will need. A great rule of thumb is 1. If you are thirsty you are already beginning to be dehydrated and 2. Your urine should always be pale yellow to clear especially during exercise.

  2. Lindsey Scutella says:

    Great tips, especially number 3! I bring healthy snacks like carrots to work with me to snack on. It also helps me stay away from the vending machine which is full of unhealthy and overpriced snacks!! :)

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