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How to lose weight without going on a fad diet

7 ways to keep the pounds off

by Marci Lall  |  2592 views  |  0 comments  |      Rate this now! 

It’s pretty easy to lose weight, especially if you follow one of those fad diets.  You’ll be able to shed the pounds pretty quickly but you might feel a little hungry and deprived of the foods you love. But what's really bad is that if you lose the weight with a fad diet then it’ll just come back.

So how do you keep the pounds off permanently, without dieting?

Its simple, you must tweak your lifestyle habits so that all the little things you do add up.

Take on one or more of these simple, painless tactics to help lose weight without going on a "diet":

1.) Eat breakfast to lose weight. Many people who make it a habit to eat breakfast are able to lose weight and keep it off. Don’t even think about skipping breakfast, sure it’s a sneaky way to cut calories but you’ll usually end up eating more during the day.  Eating breakfast not only helps you satisfy your hunger but it also gives your body the nutrients it needs to function properly.

2.) Lock up the fridge. Determine a time when you’ll stop eating so you won't give in to the late-night cravings or unnecessary snacking while watching TV.  If you do feel a bit hungry during the night then have a cup of tea, suck on a piece of hard candy or  enjoy a small bowl of frozen yogurt.  Another strategy you can use is to brush your teeth so you’ll be less likely to eat or drink anything else.

3.)  Choose liquid calories wisely. Stay away from sweetened drinks they load you up on calories and don’t take way your hunger like whole foods.  If you need a drink go for water, sparkling waters, small amounts of 100-percent fruit juice, or skim milk.  Limiting your alcohol intake will help a lot to drop down these calories as well.

4.)  Eat your fruits and veggies. Consuming lots of low-calorie, high-quality fruits and vegetables is much better than eating foods that are higher in fat and calories.  When you start eating more fruits and veggies your diet will be enhanced with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber, and if you fill up on super-nutritious produce, you won’t be reaching for the bag of chips.

5.)  Be in command of your environment. Another simple strategy to help decrease your calories is to control your environment.  This includes everything from stocking your kitchen with lots of healthy choices to choosing the right restaurants to eat at.  This means staying away from the “all-you-can-eat” places, and eating a healthy snack before going to a party so your not starving.

6.) Cut your portions. Here's an interesting thought, If the only thing you do is reduce your portion size by 10 to 20 percent, you will lose weight. Most of the portions you eat at restaurants and at home are more than you need.  Use measuring cups to get a sense of your usual portion sizes, and work to get them down.  You can instantly take control of this by getting smaller plates, bowls and cups.

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Marci Lall is a nationally recognized weight loss and body sculpting specialist. Go to to claim your FREE “Permanent Weight Loss Starter Kit”

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