If you made the goal to lose weight in 2008, here are a few tips to make your resolution a reality:
Drinking at least 64 ounces per day can cut calories by substituting
water for other calorie-containing beverages, improve you body’s
ability to process food and help keep your core temperature down during
Eat a healthy breakfast: Skipping breakfast can cause as much as a 40% drop in your basal metabolic rate.
Eat fruit: Fruit contains fiber, which can decrease the amount of calories your body absorbs.
Eat vegetables: Vegetables are very low in calories, but rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients.
Don’t allow yourself to get too hungry. Choose healthy foods and eat
slowly to the point you are full, rather than guilt-ridden and unable
Avoid hydrogenated fats:
Foods that contain this type of fat are usually highly processed, low
in fiber, high in calories and low in nutrition. This includes
virtually all deep-fried foods.
Cut back on desserts: By indulging in tempting foods less often, you can reduce your cravings and cut calorie intake.
Avoid snacking after dinner: By skipping night snacking, you can cut calories and increase the chance that you will wake up hungry for breakfast.
Avoid drinking alcohol:
Alcohol adds calories, enhances the taste of food and increases the
chances that you may eat more or make poorer choices. If you must
drink, do it in moderation.
Don’t think that the same amount of exercise will get better results
just because you’re dieting. Losing weight requires cutting calories
and increasing activity.