Don't restrict your calories too much. When you cut them back too far, your body will start looking for fat. It's designed to keep weight for times of famine, and when food is scarce (so your body thinks) it works harder to try and get you to eat.
Snack on healthy fats - almonds, cheesestrings etc., so that your body doesn't feel restricted.
Also, eat way more vegetables than most diets suggest. I eat about three cups of them at dinner, and a good big salad for lunch.
Drink lots and lots and lots of water - that in itself reduces salt cravings. Also, your body will mistake thirst for hunger, so you may be thirsty, but it feels like you're hungry.
Try not to surround yourself with the fries and nachos. It's hard to resist when they're right there. Cook more at home, and when you go grocery shopping, only get the healthy stuff! When you're out, again, drink a big glass of water, and eat a handful of almonds or sunflower seeds. It'll make it easier to resist.
Lost 20lbs so far.
· 1 decade ago