Bulletproof your Diet; 40 Easy Ways to Lose Weight & Keep it off

Bulletproof your Diet; 40 Easy Ways to Lose Weight & Keep it off

1. Never touch a fad diet again; making a “lifestyle change” is clique but necessary.
2. Drink more water; dehydration is a diet’s fastest downfall.
3. Don’t implement diet changes without implementing exercise and expect to see results, and vice versa.
4. Workout like you mean it - tune in to what you’re actually doing and burn more calories!
5. Make food choices based off of a food’s value towards your health, rather than for it’s calorie content.

6. Don’t beat yourself up over slip-ups; it’s all about moderation and dwelling on a blunder or two won’t get you anywhere.
7. Avoid all foods with fake sweetener in them. They are hunger inducing and unhealthy.
8. Replace one meal a day with fresh vegetable juices.
9. Use intervals to crank up the number of calories you burn while you’re working out.
10. Multitask. Never do just one thing at once. Pace while on the phone, turn on music and dance around while you clean, ect.

11. Pack your gym bag with you to work so that you have no excuse to skip an end-of-day workout.
12. Add beans to your diet. They are high in fiber, protein, vitamins, and are very filling.
13. Eat small meals every few hours; it keeps your metabolism stoked and you’ll never feel famished.
14. Put on muscle; a toned body looks great and muscle burns calories faster than fat.
15. Stop making excuses! Even if some of them are legitimate, they are not doing you any favors!

16. Become a fidgeter.
17. Don’t avoid carbs…or fat…or protein…they’re ALL necessary for healthy bodily function and the perception of feeling full.
18. Switch from oatmeal to steel cut oats, white rice to brown, sugar loaded yogurts to plain.
19. Keep a food journal; it significantly boosts your chances of losing weight and it can be an eye opening experience as to how well you meet your body’ nutritional needs.
20. Try wearing a Bodymedia Fit or Bodybugg.

21. Indulge in healthy fats; avocados, nuts, and olives all have heart healthy fat.
22. When you get the mindless munchies, force yourself to complete a Sudoku or crossword puzzle before you open the cupboards.
23. Be honest with yourself about your diet habits and caloric intake. Even if you don’t get caught with your hand in the cookie jar, the calories still count.
24. Make the majority of your diet revolve around foods that don’t come from a bag or box.
25. Use spices to add flavor to your meals instead of salt. Sodium is prevalent in nearly all foods, so use spices to add kick to your dishes.

26. Stay away from frozen weight loss meals and other canned meal plans. They are really not healthy (even when they say they are) and don’t teach you how to listen to your body in terms of portion control.
27. Avoid nutritionally null and void foods; sodas, juice, white flour, and anything with added sugar.
28. Wear a pedometer and force yourself to hit your daily step goals.
29. Pack your own lunches for work.
30. Switch your double fudge mocha caramel latte for a brewed coffee with a bit of 1% milk.

31. Switch out sedentary video games for games that burn calories.
32. Surround yourself with people who love and respect you, and support your goals for becoming healthier.
33. If you are still drinking soda, stop!
34. Pick up a hobby that requires movement. Of. Any. Kind.
35. Switch after dinner desserts from pies and candy to yogurt and berries, or dark chocolate and fruit.

36 Eat off of smaller plates; a “full plate” of food can be relative to how large your dishes are!
37. Do your own yard work; stop paying the neighbor boy and go push that lawnmower around!
38. Eat yogurt; studies have found that people who eat yogurt lose more fat than those who don’t.
39. Learn to cook and be proud about the healthy and wholesome dishes you can create.
40. Walk on your lunch breaks; you can burn 200 calories on just a short 30-minute lunch.