Which Diet Plan Is Best? Study’s Surprising Results (2)

Which Diet Plan Is Best? Study’s Surprising Results

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As the old year comes to a close and everyone begins to look forward to the beginning of a New Year, many people are also anticipating the beginning of their New Year’s resolutions. For numerous individuals, New Year’s resolutions will involve vows to cut back on their food intake, get on a diet and exercise regimen and drop at least a few pounds. The question that hangs in the air for those who are anticipating the start of a new diet lies in exactly which diet might happen to be right for them and which diet holds the key to helping them lose the most weight.

Certainly, there are numerous diets available and it seems like every few months a new diet or eating plan has emerged to become the new successful diet rage. Is it possible that all the ‘popular’ diets can help you lose weight or are there certain diets that can help you lose more weight than others?

This is the question that a group of researchers set out to answer recently. Over a period of two months, 160 individuals were monitored closely as they followed a supervised program. The varying factor among all 160 program participants was that they were allowed to choose whichever diet suited their fancy. Researchers waited and watched in anticipation to learn which diet or diets would prove to be most successful.

What they learned at the conclusion of the study proved to be quite interesting. The data they collected not only helped them to learn more about which diet programs tend to be more successful in terms of total weight loss but also which diet programs more individuals were more likely to stick with for long term weight loss and maintenance.

While the study participants were allowed to choose their favorite diet plan, most participants opted for one of the following: Atkins, Weight Loss, Ornish and the Zone. Even though initial data was conducted after just two months, researchers continued to study the remaining participants. They discovered that after a period of time more than half of those participants who opted for diet plans that focused on low carbs and high fat, such as the Atkins plan, dropped out. Additionally, approximately the same percentage of individuals who chose the Ornish plan, which focuses on low fat and high carb vegetarian foods, also quit their diets. Weight Watchers participants fared moderately better, with about two-thirds of that group’s participants sticking with it. The Zone participants showed similar results.

So, which diet plans performed best overall in terms of total weight loss? Surprisingly, they all performed about the same. Those individuals participating in the Ornish plan who were able to stick with their diet for the entire year achieved a weight loss rate of about 6%; the highest of all groups. Atkins came in at about 4%, with Weight Watchers and the Zone performing at an average of 5% weight loss. Health risk factors related to obesity were an entirely different matter; however. In terms of heart disease risk, Weight Watchers participants decreased their risk by 15%, while other diet plans hovered in the 12% range. The Ornish diet plan participants, who showed a higher overall weight loss, showed a lower decrease in risk of heart disease, at just 7%.

Overall; however, researchers concluded that in the end, there is no one magic diet. If you’re planning to resolve to lose weight in the New Year, your best strategy is still the same regardless of which diet plan you ultimately choose. Eat sensibly, cut back on portions, drink plenty of water, participate in a moderate exercise routine and find a diet buddy to support you in your weight loss goals.

Fighting Obesity – an ayurvedic way

Fighting Obesity – an ayurvedic way

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Fighting Obesity – an ayurvedic way

Definition of Obesity

Excess amount of body fat is Obesity.

Excess weight of muscles, bone, fat and water in the body (like body builders and athletes) is Overweight.

Over weighted persons are at increased health risk than normal persons. They are more prone to chronic diseases like heart diseases, type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and few types of cancers.

Is fat necessary to our body?

Certain amount of body fat does the following function
1. Heat insulation.
2. Absorption of shock.
3. Storage of energy. Etc.

Ayurveda describes the functions of body fat as

“Medaha sneha swedaudhrudatwam pushtim asthyancha”

This means in normal conditions the body fat keeps the body moisturized , causes sweating , gives energy to body (by storing energy) and nourishes bones. (By protecting them from shock)

Distribution of fat

Women have more body fat than men. In women usually the fat accumulates around hips giving them a pear shape. In men it accumulates around belly giving them an apple shape. The obesity related problems start when fat accumulates around waist.

In ayurveda the distribution of fat is described as follows.

Medastu sarvabhutaanamudarenvasthi thishtathi |
Ata evodare vriddhihi prayo medaswino bhavet ||

Fat gets deposited in and around belly in all living beings. It is also present in bone. Hence when a person becomes obese his stomach bulges out.

And also the characters of an obese person are described as

“Medo mamsa ativriddhatvaachalasphigudarastanaha”

Which means the hips, belly and breasts of an obese person sag and sagged parts flap as that person moves. An obese person will not be active.

Causes of Obesity

When a person consumes more calories than he burns then the excess calories get stored in the form of fat causing obesity.

1. Genetic factors–Obesity tends to run in families. If parents are fat then the offspring also show a tendency to accumulate fat. Even the diet and lifestyle habits which are practiced in family also contribute to obesity.

2. Environment. – A person’s eating habits and the level of physical activities a person has also contribute for excess deposition of fat. When a person eats food containing more calories and has a sedentary work then the calories consumed are more than calories burnt. The excess amount calories are stored as fat.

3. Psychological disturbances.- There is a tendency to over eat in response to negative emotions like boredom, sadness or anger. This leads to obesity.

4. Binge eating disorder.

5. Diseases and conditions like Hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome, Depression, and certain neurological problems lead to overeating which in turn leads to accumulation of fat.

6. Medicines such as steroids and some antidepressants may cause weight gain.

Causes of obesity according to Ayurveda

The causes of obesity are very clearly explained in ayurveda. The following reasons which are mentioned in ayurveda increase the deposition of fat.

Avayamadivaaswapnashleshmalaaaharasevinaha |
Madhuroannarasaha prayaha snehamedhovivardhati ||

According to ayurveda the causes of obesity are defined as :

1. Avyayama : Not exerting physically
2. Divaswapna: Sleeping in afternoon.
3. Shleshmala Ahara Vihara : The diet and life styles which increase Kapha
4. Madhura Annaha : Consuming sweetened foods .

Health risks due to Obesity

Obesity leads to the following problems.
1. Type-2 diabetes
2. Heart disease.
3. High Blood pressure.
4. Stroke
5. Few types of Cancers
6. Gall stones
7. Liver diseases
8. Osteo arthritis.
9. Gout
10. Infertility
11. Irregular menstruation in women.

According to Ayurveda the obese persons are more prone to the following diseases.

1. Diabetes.
2. Kidney related problems.
3. Hepatitis.
4. Low libido.
5. Low energy levels.
6. Skin problems.
7. Fistula
8. Piles.
9. Filariasis . etc

Tips to reduce Obesity

1. Determine with the help of your physician how much weight has to be reduced.
2. Set several short term realistic goals .
3. Reward yourself each time you make progress (Not food items)
4. Even small weight losses have shown to be beneficial.
5. Make gradual changes in eating habits.
6. You will lose weight when you burn more calories than you consume. Hence eating less and being more active help in losing weight.
7. Sound eating habits keep you out of putting on weight.
8. Stay motivated to lose weight.
9. Slow weight loss is the safest and most effective. ( one to one and half pound per week).
10. Gradual weight loss, promote long term loss of body fat.
11. A person who is moderately active needs daily, 33 calories per kg of body weight to maintain his weight .
12. Reducing calories intake by 300 per day and increasing the physical activity to burn 200 calories per day results in weight loss of 400 Gms per week.
13. To satisfy basic nutritional needs eat a variety of foods every day. Choose from each of the five food groups milk, meat, fruit, vegetable and cereals. Balanced food plans encourage making wise choices about everyday food choices. This type of diet helps to stay at your proper weight for life.
14. Allow for an occasional treat.
15. Evaluate your eating pattern.
16. Try to cut down on foods high in fats and sugar.
17. Most successful weight – loss plans stress on reduction in both calories and the amount of fat eaten
Physical activity:
1. Determine the type of physical activity that suits your life style.
2. Regular aerobic exercise like brisk walking, jogging or swimming, is a key factor in achieving permanent weight loss and improving health
3. Health experts recommend exercising 30 minutes or more on all, days of the week for maximum benefits. The exercises should be moderately vigorous to be most effective but not exhausting.
4. Incorporate few simple measures to burn calories effectively. Like- taking an after dinner walk, using stairs instead of escalators or elevators, parking the car farther away to have a longer walk etc.
5. Exercises also improve sense of well being ,decreases stress and decreases appetite in some.

Ayurvedic tips to reduce Obesity

Numerous tips to reduce obesity have been mentioned in ayurveda. The following ayurvedic tips help you to reduce the obesity.
1. Very good exercises. Exercises like brisk walking, jogging, playing out door games etc help to reduce weight.
2.
Physical and mental exertion. Exerting physically like doing house hold works, walking to distant places to bring groceries, vegetables etc, walking long distances to bring the child back from school, walking to working place, climbing stairs etc are types of physical exertion. Exerting physically as much as you can help to burn more calories. Mental exertion like worrying or involving in finding solutions to problems also restrict food consumption in some and there by reduces the intake of calories .
3. Having sex frequently is also a good physical exertion.
4. Consumption of honey. This is advisable for non diabetic patients. Consuming 2 tea spoon of honey with a glass of herbal tea which includes weight reducing herbs help a lot in weight reduction. Honey along with these herbs scrapes and dissolves the Kapha and medha (body fat).
5. Sleeping for less hours. Avoiding sleeping in afternoons help to increase the burning of calories. This avoids slowing of basal metabolic rate.
6. Avoiding the food and beverages which increase kapha and medha. The foods which increase kapha and medha are sweets, sweetened drinks , large quantities of carbohydrates and oily food.
7. Consuming wheat products than rice products help to reduce obesity.
8. Using Green gram and horse gram help in reduction of kapha and medha.

ght Loss – Eating Your Heart Out Without The Extra Pound

Weight Loss – Eating Your Heart Out Without The Extra Pound

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Gaining weight has been attributed much to the things we take in our system. We always blame the Quarter Pounder we had earlier or the soda we paired it with. The amount of calories each food has means the number of calories we need to burn as well. It is no wonder that most individuals resort to dieting, and these diet plans has been selling like hotcakes in the market.
You don’t need to go on a diet if you only know how to maximize your food intake to your weight advantage.
Even more, you can burn more calories without compromising the amount of energy that you need on a daily basis. Even eating can contribute much for that much needed weight loss dream.

First thing you need to do in order to lose weight is to eat breakfast. It has been proven that people who eat breakfast lose more weight than those who don’t. Feeding your body early in the morning means that you can cut off snacks in between because your body is already full. Even more, the amount of food you eat at the start of the day could last until the night.
Snacking can be both bad and good. However, if you know what to eat, then it can be a win-win situation for you. Exchange fastfood and junkfood for fruits and dairy products. Instead of taking out that bag of chips whenever you want to, replace it with an apple or yogurt. This is way healthier and tastier too.

It is important to note as well to never ever skip meals. Skipping meal deprives our body of its much needed nutrients. In return, our body would demand more. So the next meal that we have, we often crave to take more than the usual. Apart from that, we easily give in to take snacks.

Studies show that eating four to six meals each day is better than eating three heavy meals. However, in spite of the increased number of meals, the portions must be kept at a minimum. Make sure to take less carbohydrate and increase protein intake. You also need to increase your vegetable content since this has fibers to cleanse and detoxify your body.
Eating can be a good tool for weight loss if you know how to manage your food intake. Remember you are what you eat so make sure you take in food that can clean and help you lose weight. Eating healthy and clean is always the way to go.

Working On Weight Loss? Read This First!

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When you are trying to achieve weight loss, you should keep in mind that emotional well-being, in combination with a few helpful tips, will give you the results you want. There is no easy solution to the problem and you need to work hard, in order to get the results you want.

To boost your overall health, try adding more fiber to your diet. Fiber provides a number of health benefits including reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Not only that, but it can also promote weight loss. Some of the best sources of fiber include fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and whole grains.

If you are trying to lose weight, consider cutting out alcohol. There are more calories in alcoholic drinks than you may think, so you will benefit from switching to a no-calorie diet drink instead. Also, drinking alcohol can lower your resistance and affect your judgment making it harder to stick to your determination to make healthy food choices.

A good way to lose weight is to start keeping track of the amount of calories you eat every day. Once you know how many calories you eat in one day, it’ll be very easy for you to decide how you want to reduce calories from your diet.

A great way to help you lose weight is to purchase a jump rope. Jumping rope might just sound like a children’s game to some, but it’s actually one of the most intense exercises you can do. Boxers jump rope to get in peak condition for a fight.

If you are unsure of the amount of calories you need to eat each day to reach your weight loss goals, you can access a variety of online resources to help you. Another option is after recording the things you are eating for a week, then make an appointment with a nutritionist who will be able to help you with the calculations as well as recommend the foods you should be eating.

Dining out presents a challenge for people trying to lose weight. Even with more healthy options available, restaurant portion sizes are still far too large. One incredibly simple way to control what you’re eating is to order your dinner, and ask the server to box half of it up when they bring it to the table. You’ll be eating half as much food right off the bat, and can bring home the rest for another meal.

If you are dining out with friends or family and order a hamburger, try taking the bun off before you eat your meal. This will help to lower the fat content that you consume, while still gaining the essential proteins that are necessary for converting fat to muscle during the day.

Always keep in mind, the fact that losing weight is not a magic pill that will cure you of any emotional issues you way have. Also, be sure to see a doctor and discuss any weight loss plans that you may have so that he or she, can help you to stay on the right path.

Control Your Weight With These Weight Loss Tips

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Losing weight is an uphill battle for many.
If you’re struggling to shed some extra pounds, you’re likely to be inundated with much information about how to do so, and may be unable to decide which method is the best option for you. This article aims to provide you with advice that is easy to understand and follow.

Chew gum to satisfy a sweet tooth and avoid a sugary snack. Gum will give you an extended release of sweet flavor and trick your brain with the chewing action. Keep a pack in your purse, car or wallet so that you are always prepared for a craving.

If you are eating alone, turn off the television. Eating in front of the television has been shown to cause a higher consumption of calories than when you are eating with it turned off. When your brain zones out concentrating on a program, you aren’t hearing the signals that you are full. Eat where you can listen to what your body is telling you.

Losing weight is only one aspect of a healthy lifestyle. If you have lost weight by cutting down on your intake of food, that’s brilliant. But you must also make sure that the food that you DO consume gives you balanced nutrition. You must do this if you are to avoid having other health problems in the future.

If you are not a great cook or simply do not have time to cook a healthy, balanced meal for yourself you should join one of the meal plans that are available. Many of the plans are actually budget friendly and come with a wide variety of food choices. That way you will be less likely to get bored and quit the diet before giving it a chance to work.

Do little things everyday and losing weight won’t be so hard. Even something as little as taking a walk after dinner can help burn calories. The most important thing to remember is to start doing it and stop talking about doing it. Putting one foot in front of the other is a good start.

On the days that you are feeling less than motivated remind yourself of all of the benefits of losing weight. You don’t have to just use the boring ones like a longer life but there are many immediate benefits to a healthier lifestyle such as a greatly improved sex life.

Focus on your weight loss goals. You will be less likely to choose an unhealthy snack when you do this. Think about how what you are eating is going to affect you and your weight loss in the future. This will help you choose a healthier snack and help you lose weight faster.

A great way to help you lose weight is to go for a run outside. Running is one of the most effective exercises when it comes to burning calories. By running outdoors not only will you burn a lot of calories, you’ll get to take in and enjoy your surroundings.

Losing weight doesn’t have to be a complex, stressful endeavor. Use this article as your guide, apply yourself to the process, keep a positive attitude, and you’ll soon see those extra pounds melting away.

How To Lose Weight and Not Your Mind!

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When you are trying to achieve weight loss, you should keep in mind that emotional well-being, in combination with a few helpful tips, will give you the results you want. There is no easy solution to the problem and you need to work hard, in order to get the results you want.

One idea to help you with your weight loss is to stop buttering your bread and start dipping it in olive oil instead. You are likely to eat less fat with your bread if you do. Since olive oil is a healthier fat than butter or margarine is, this change contributes to your overall wellness, also.

Take a short walk around the neighborhood before you sit down to lunch or dinner. Walking is great exercise. If you do this before you sit down to a meal, you will find that you are more likely to eat less. If you are unable to go for a walk, any other simple exercise will do.

Reduce stress if you want to reduce your waistline. Stress encourages the release of a number of hormones and chemicals in your body that make the body think it is going into a crisis situation. When this happens, fat burning systems in your body shut down. Manage stress and manage your weight.

Do not skip a meal when you are trying to lose weight, especially breakfast. Eat your meals on a schedule, and always eat in the morning. A simple breakfast will have the most impact on your weight. Try a whole grain cereal, or whole wheat toast and plain eggs. Fruit is a good choice also.

If you’re serious about taking off the pounds, just remember that those delicious high-fiber bars and shakes won’t fill you up in the way that a baked potato with salsa will. Convenience diet foods are just that–convenient–and can be used when you don’t have time to make your own foods. But if you want to have the most control over what you eat, you will have an easier time losing weight if you eat real food and make (or at least assemble) it yourself.

If you are on a low carbohydrate diet, you need to take extra care to make sure you get enough calories each day. It is easy to forget how few calories you are eating, and if you do not eat enough, your body will go into starvation mode and weight loss will stall.

A great way to help you lose weight is to start using an artificial sweetener instead of sugar. Eating too much sugar can sabotage any diet. By using an artificial sweetener, you can still sweeten your food without damaging your diet. A small change like this can be very significant.

Always keep in mind, the fact that losing weight is not a magic pill that will cure you of any emotional issues you way have. Also, be sure to see a doctor and discuss any weight loss plans that you may have so that he or she, can help you to stay on the right path.

Gastric Bypass – Solution To Weight Loss?

Gastric Bypass – Solution To Weight Loss?

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The most common surgery for obesity is gastric bypass.
The gastric bypass results in an effective resolution of major illnesses that accompany obesity. Most gastric bypass surgery candidates have already tried more conventional diet and exercise plans with little success. With few options, doctors and patients are increasingly turning to gastric bypass surgery as a lifesaver and often as a last resort.

Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is a treatment for obesity. Obesity risks add to complications of gastric bypass. Today, gastric bypass surgery is being marketed and promoted to obese patients as a panacea for obesity. According to the report, “Gastric bypass is now established as an effective and safe therapy for morbid obesity and its associated health problems.

Research investigators followed 20 women who underwent gastric bypass for treatment of morbid obesity to compare the safety and effectiveness of RNY and MGB in the treatment of morbid obesity. It was found that Laparoscopic gastric bypass is simple, effective and safe.

Patients who have a BMI over 50 tend to lose about 50 percent of their excess weight with a gastric bypass. With the gastric bypass, patients with a BMI under 50 seem to lose 70 percent of their excess weight or more.

Undergoing a gastric bypass requires patients to commit to a new lifestyle. The amount of calories and nutrients absorbed by the body are significantly decreased after gastric bypass surgery.

People who have gastric bypass operations usually lose two-thirds of their excess weight within two years after the operation. It is no miracle that patients of the gastric bypass lose weight rapidly.

However, weight reduction surgery known as gastric bypass is merely the first step. After a gastric bypass, it is recommended that you follow a certain diet in order to maintain proper weight balance and nutrient intake. The gastric bypass diet helps you maintain good nutrition while losing weight. People who regain weight after gastric bypass surgery usually are consuming too many high-calorie foods and beverages and do not exercise enough. About 1 in 20 people who have gastric bypasses fail to lose sufficient weight or regain weight and the operation has to be repeated.

Kyle Potts is a general surgeon who specialize in performing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery for people with severe obesity. He performs laparoscopic obesity surgery since 1994 and is experienced in gastric banding, gastric bypass, intragastric stimulation and intragastric balloon procedures. He specializes in laparoscopic redo surgery where he converts failed previous obesity surgery to gastric bypass laparoscopically.

Before you consider going for such a surgery, it is always wise to read up everything on this subject, and subsequently meet your doctor to discuss the possibilities of the surgery.

Raw Food Diet isn’t really a DIET

Raw Food Diet isn’t really a DIET

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Our busy lives can sometimes make it difficult to stick to our dieting plans when we’re trying to lose weight. We’re either keeping track of our fat intake, our sugar intake, our carbohydrate intake, or our caloric intake. With all that counting, it’s no wonder most of us become discouraged and ‘fall off the dieting wagon.’ Add to that the surplus of convenient diet foods that are out there that are chock-full of preservatives and additives that we choose when we’re tired from a busy day and don’t have the energy or time to prepare a nutritious meal, and we’re headed down a wrong-way street trying to navigate our way through our weight-loss journey.

Enter the raw foods lifestyle. Not only are raw foods full of the nutrients, vitamins and minerals our bodies need to perform optimally, they provide enzymes for proper digestion, and will also result in the purging of toxins and the cleansing of your body systems. The best part? You can eat as many fruits and vegetables as you like….and you will lose weight.

In addition, the natural high fiber content of most raw foods will help you feel fuller, thereby reducing your food intake. They’ll assist in turning up the thermostat in your body, helping to melt away that excess weight and nourishing your body’s cells to continue with the fat-burning process. Most raw foods are naturally low in calories, and obviously much lower in calories, fats, sugars, and carbohydrates than the dieting convenience foods we’d been reaching for in the past. The added bonus of increased energy, regulated blood sugar and blood pressure levels, sharper vision and improved mental functionality, and you’ll wonder why you didn’t become a ‘raw foodie’ earlier in the weight loss and dieting game. And, once you reach your weight loss goals, you’ll realize how healthy you’ve become in the process, and the raw food lifestyle will then be your way of life.

Losing Weight Doesn’t Have To Be A Battle


Sometimes, it can feel that no matter what you do, you just cannot drop the pounds and keep them off.
Everyone who has ever tackled this weight-loss dilemma, has felt that at some point in the journey. The good news is, you can do it, and this article is going to show you how.

If you are not a great cook or simply do not have time to cook a healthy, balanced meal for yourself you should join one of the meal plans that are available. Many of the plans are actually budget friendly and come with a wide variety of food choices. That way you will be less likely to get bored and quit the diet before giving it a chance to work.

Eating more fiber can help you lose weight for two reasons. Firstly, it helps you feel fuller because it absorbs water and bulks up in the stomach, and fibrous foods tend to have fewer calories. Secondly, it makes you feel less hungry, so you eat less and burn calories from fat instead.

A great tip for anyone working to achieve their weight loss goals is to choose your company carefully. It is the unfortunate truth that there are sometimes people in your life who take it upon themselves to sabotage your dieting efforts because of insecurity, jealousy or personal malice. By steering clear of such individuals, you can keep your process a positive one, and achieve all of your goals.

Start cooking at home. Avoid the temptation of fast food by preparing food at home. If you cook your own food, you can control how it is prepared, select fresh ingredients and choose an appropriate portion size. A good idea is to prepare a few meals in advance so they are ready for you when you get home. Then you won’t have the excuse that there’s nothing to eat in the house.

Finding it hard to keep the weight off? Stay motivated, and stay focused on your weight loss goals – research shows that keeping the weight off gets easier over time, as new eating patterns and new exercise patterns become habits. Be persistant, and before you know it, maintaining your weight loss will become routine.

Besides weighing yourself, you should use a tape measure to make sure you are working on a healthy figure. The ideal size of a woman’s belly should be around thirty three inches, while a man’s should be around thirty five inches. These are average figures, so do not obsess over them.

Don’t let yourself get too hungry. You need to eat snacks and meals at regular intervals during the day. Proteins can help you feel fuller for longer periods of time than other types of food, so be sure to have plenty of them on hand. Healthy proteins include chicken, beans, tuna, nuts and yogurt.

You have to tell yourself that defeat is not an option. You may stumble and you may fall, but you can not stay down. Use what you have learned here, is to help you get up and dust yourself off. Each day is a new opportunity to succeed. Make today your day.

You Can Have Weight Loss Success – Try These Tips

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Everyone wants to lose weight, but unfortunately it doesn’t happen overnight. Losing weight takes an initial investment of your time and energy. There are many effective approaches you can take to dropping those pounds. Educate yourself with the following tips that may be helpful in your endeavor for weight loss.

Eat less on your diet while tricking your mind into thinking you are eating more, simply by downsizing to an 8″ salad plate for your main meals. Smaller servings can seem pretty skimpy when sitting on a larger dinner plate and might signal deprivation to your brain. Switch those same servings to a cozy salad plate and you have the sense of enjoying a more robust meal. If you can convince your mind that you just had a normal meal, then your stomach won’t be too far behind!

Take a fruit and some vegetables with you to work every day. Many times when you get hungry at work, the food available isn’t healthy or non-fattening. By thinking ahead and bringing healthy things with you so they will be available, you curb cravings for junk food and things that will mess with your weight loss plans.

When you are out at a restaurant with friends or family, do not eat the bread that is on the table. Bread can only serve to increase the fat and carbohydrates that are in your body and can hurt your chances of hitting the goal weight that you set out for.

If you do not know what a restaurant term means you need to make sure to ask because a lot of them may give a hint to the type of preparation. Words like au gratin, Bolognese, hollandaise, and scampi all have meanings that translate to things that are full of fat.

If you find that you have stopped losing weight, start exercising more. Some people might stop or slow down in losing weight after dieting and exercising for an extended period of time. If you still have weight you want to lose, consider exercising more. Increasing your usual exercise routine by just five minutes should kick start your weight loss again.

A great way to help you lose weigh is to switch from regular peanut butter to all natural peanut butter. Regular peanut butter is full of saturated fat and sugar. All natural peanut butter is a fantastic source of healthy fats and it can be added to something as simple as a protein shake.

Prescription diet pills can be an effective way to lose weight. These pills generally work either by attempting to control your appetite or as dietary supplements that can replace some of your unnecessary eating. In order to obtain them, you have to consult your doctor. Your doctor will know whether diet pills are an appropriate solution for you and which diet pills are particularly best for you.

Losing weight doesn’t happen overnight, but you can take a small step towards your goal each day. The above article outlined some great ideas that many other people have found helpful and you may too. Educating yourself is always the key to finding a weight loss plan that works for you.