Losing weight is one New Year resolution which is very common. Too bad most people forget about it as early as by mid January. They don’t remember they’ve committed to cook and eat only healthy recipes, that they promised not to touch fast-food again and to cut on those sweets.
Weight is a common issue today. More and more people are overweight, despite the thousands of diets we hear about or we try. There is a problem with these diets: you keep them, you lose the weight, then you go back to your eating habits and gain even more than before. You go on diet again… lose weight… gain it back…. this was called the yo-yo effect. I don’t know why it goes like that each time somebody tries to lose weight fast.
I lost some weight two years ago and I did not gain it back. These are the rules that I followed, which became in fact my new eating habits:
1. Very first thing in the morning, drink a glass of fresh orange juice, without eating anything yet. The juice will cut your hunger for some two hours or so
2. About 1/2 – 1 hour after the juice, eat a fruit salad for breakfast
3. Lunch – have it normally
4. Don’t eat fruits after the lunch – wait some 2 hours, then you can have a fruit if you feel the need
5. The dinner should be taken about min. 2 hours before bedtime
6. Make sure that you eat lots of fresh vegetables – they are very nourishing and leave smaller room for other food choices
7. Drink water – about 2 l per day
8. Avoid alcohol consumption
The results should be seen in about two weeks. At least, it works fine for me. Nevertheless, you should always seek for healthy weight loss methods.
That’s a great plan to follow. It’s easy to see how to lose weight that way and keep it off.
Yes Chris, and most of all, beware of beer! One beer a day can ruin all your efforts. They say it’s because beer’s full of B vitamins 😉
I’m glad you found something that works for you.
I’ve learned that the most important part of weight loss is to not diet in the first place, meaning that if you view dieting as a short-term way of eating to get the weight off (and then you return to old eating habits), it’s just not going to work. Instead, if you make lifestyle changes that you can live with and give up dieting, then you won’t be prone to yo-yo’ing back and forth.
There are many issues that can affect why a person is overweight in the first place, the issue of dieting vs lifestyle changes being only one of them.
All the best,
Hi JoLynn, welcome here! You are right, the challenge of changing your lifestyle is everything. This is why so many people find it difficult, because they don’t want to change. They are only willing to trade their habits for losing a few kilos for a while, then they want to go back to whatever they were doing (or eating) before, with no consequences.
Hey, its a good and simple diet to follow. I’ll defenitely follow it from today. Thanx
Healthy eating is easy, if you learn the basics of cooking in a healthy style and the principles of a balanced nutrition.