Friday, November 25, 2011

Easy To Implement Weight Loss Tips by Jesse Whitehead

Most weight loss tips focus on specific diet plans or off-limit foods. This can be beneficial to some, but many more can be helped by taking a broader view. You can easily change many general areas to effect dramatic weight loss.

Look in your refrigerator. Do you use whole milk and other dairy products? Switch to non-fat, and you not only save significant calories but also instantly make your diet healthier. Are there fresh vegetables, such as carrots and celery, in the crisper for quick snacks? Such foods can help tame hunger pains and are so low in calories they are almost unrestricted on most diet plans.

Do you drink coffee or tea? If so, do you add sugar and creamer? Creamer does not have many calories per teaspoon, but few people use only a teaspoon. Most add several tablespoons to each cup of coffee. Switching to a light creamer or skim milk and artificial sweetener cuts calories and is better for you.

At lunch, do you always make your sandwich with two pieces of bread? Trim calories by using one piece of regular bread or two pieces of thinly sliced diet bread. Use mustard instead of mayonnaise for greater calorie savings.

If you drink soda, opt for the diet varieties. One average sized serving of regular cola has almost 200 calories, putting the weekly total at 1,400 calories if only one per day is consumed. Eliminating them, and not replacing the calories with anything else, can account for the loss of more than one pound a month. This is just from cutting out the sodas, and not altering any other eating habit.

Other simple changes you can make are having eggs poached or boiled instead of fried and eliminating or reducing butter on popcorn. When selecting side orders, choose plain rice instead of potatoes, and limit the amount of dressing on the salad. If you must have dinner rolls, limit yourself to one instead of two.

All of these weight loss tips are minor changes that you can make with or without altering your other eating habits. As long as you do not replace the calories you have saved, these small changes can reward you with significant weight loss over the next few months.