Why Skinny People Don’t Diet

By on May 9, 2014

Natural Dieting

Here’s a headline for you, “Diets don’t work”. It’s the truth but it certainly wouldn’t sell many potions would it? From Atkins, to Paleo, to Cabbage Soup, and the Cookie diet. Most of these diets do more harm than good. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Americans spend billions every year on weight loss products and programs. Here’s the real skinny, dieting shouldn’t cost a penny. The ONLY item you need to diet is the will to do it which can come from prayer or meditation and a food scale.

Diets are excuses that you pay for. They are excuses to be lazy, to say you’ve “tried”, and they are something to blame when things don’t work. The only way to lose weight is to eat the right portion of food and back it with exercise.

Tips for Eating Right for Life

MEASURE YOUR MEALS. Play a game. Fill your plate with what you think should be a 4 oz serving of meat or 2 oz of pasta and then weigh your guess. More than likely you measured a little small or a little large but a little bit makes a big difference when it comes to food intake. Using a food scale will make portioning an easy task.

SET THE MOOD. Make time to eat meals at the table. Adopt an anti-electronic rule for meals. This is part of the mindful eating process. It will help keep your focus on your body and the natural signals created when you are full.

SLEEP MORE. An extra hour of sleep a night could help you lose up to 14 pounds in a year.

SKIP THE WINE. If drinking alcohol lowers your inhibition you might find yourself overeating as a result. Again this ties back to mindfulness and the ability to tell if your body is hungry.

OPT FOR TEA. Drinking green tea can temporarily boost your metabolism and help you burn more calories. It also fills your belly full without adding calories.

DON’T DRINK YOUR CALORIES. This sort of ties back to the last two points. Your goal should be to intake the smallest amount of liquid calories you need to enjoy your life. Your body processes full signals differently for liquid and solid. Studies show that people who eat a meal with a full calories soda consume the same amount of calories from food as those who consumed meals with water. In other words, you just took in an extra 200 calories.

STAY OFF OF PINTEREST. When you are struggling with food temptation do everything possible to stay away from tempters. This might include dining out, Pinterest, online food blogs, cooking shows, etc. Of course you can’t live a life of avoidance so we recommend adopting prayer or meditation to assist. This level of mindfulness can help you stay focused on your goals and not food.

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