ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Don't Diet! Change your lifestyle...

Updated on March 13, 2012

Many people say “What do you know about dieting or loosing weight”? Well, let me tell you after having a child and getting older, I know it's not as simple as a diet. I am not by far a health expert but I'm going to give you a few tips of what I truly believe can help many people. First be realistic. If you love sweets and breads, are you really going to quit completely? NO and why should you unless you are seriously harming your health. (only if the doc says so) What are the solutions you may say...?

Here are mine. I want a milkshake- grab yogurt or go to get a fat free milkshake. Use low fat or fat free milk if you make your own. Cut back realistically. Minimize as much unnecessary fat as possible. Let's say you want brownies, use a better sweetener like splenda. Ok so maybe splenda isn't for everyone, use another type. Again, cut back where you can. Next, drink water!!!! If you don't like the taste then buy flavors to add to it. Drink juice but don't drink sodas. Not even diet drinks. Go buy juices low in sugars. Juices are better than sodas by far. You will get nutrition. Some juices may have some negatives to it (say a little sugar), but again... it does carry nutritional value whereas sodas don't.

Now, I know you all have heard this before but eat 1 roll and not 2. When you make a plate of food, don't go back for seconds. Make one plate and that is it. Don't get bigger portions just because you know you will only get 1 helping either. Now, drink a glass of water before you eat. This will help you feel fuller at the table. When you do decide to eat; eat slowly. Think about it. Think about how your body is getting nutrition and that is why you are eating. Not for plain enjoyment. That is why a lot of us overeat. We don't recognize that, we fail to remember the real reason for eating.

After eating if you are hungry still then give it a few minutes and get some fruit. An apple or banana or even a veggie. Carrots or celery. You don't like celery that much? Add peanut butter. Don't like apples? Add fat free caramel. I know some may not agree with this. I find these things help me. Hopefully it is reasonable enough for some of you and you will find yourself finding more ways to help yourself stick to something long term rather than Dieting!


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • supershopperlady profile image

      supershopperlady 6 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      These are all valid points. Whatever program a person selects to watch their calorie intake requires counting calories and/or logging what is being eaten. The old fat free diet resulted in weight gain when there was no method for controlling the amount of food eaten.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)