The Do’s And Don’ts Of Dieting To Lose Weight For Those New Year Resolutions!

Are you unhappy with your current weight? If so, you aren’t alone: over half of the adult population in the U.S. (men and women) aren’t happy with their weight. Rather than sitting around feeling sorry for yourself, you should make the necessary diet changes to achieve your weight loss goals. Whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 50, making the decision to change your diet habits is the first step in towards reaching your goals. To help you get started on the right foot, we’ve compiled a list of some important do’s and don’ts of dieting to lose weight.

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Don’t: Starve Yourself

Some people assume that starving themselves will help them lose weight in less time. Unfortunately, losing weight isn’t as easy as cutting meals out of your diet. Even if you lose a couple pounds initially, chances are it will come right back once you start eating again. Starving yourself will only make the process more difficult by slowing down your metabolism and drastically reducing your energy levels.


Don’t: Eat Processed Foods

Far too many people are stuck in the mindset of picking up a processed fast food meal from the local drive-through rather than cooking their own meal using fresh ingredients. The problem with fast food is that it’s loaded in sodium, fat and calories with little-to-no actual nutritional value. A typical fast food burger might have 10-15 grams of protein, but it also contains high amounts of sodium and saturated fat.

Fast food isn’t the only type of processed food you should avoid. Boxed meals and microwavable dinners are equally as bad, so keep this in mind the next time you are shopping at the grocery store.


Do: Eat Healthy

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you have to change your perspective on food. A good rule of thumb to remember when you’re shopping for groceries at the supermarket is to stick to the outside and avoid the inside aisles. How does this help you lose weight? Well, the inside aisles are where most grocery stores and supermarkets store their boxed food products, which are typically loaded in preservatives like sugar and sodium. On the other hand, the outside areas are where all of the fresh fruits, vegetables and meats are stored.

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Do: Snack Often

Yes, you read that correctly: snacking often will actually encourage weight loss rather than contribute to it. By eating more small, healthy snacks throughout the day, your metabolism levels will remain high; thus, burning a greater amount of calories.

It’s important to note that you should only snack on health food. A small handful of nuts, carrots, celery slices, grapes, blueberries or blackberries are all excellent snack choices to consider. You can even plan out your snacks ahead of time by filling up small plastic bags. Before you head off to work or the gym, grab a bag or two for an instant pick-me-up that satisfies your hunger while boosting your energy levels.



Adam is an expert in healthy living and is always finding ways to help people in their weight loss journey. He always suggests going here to for great fat burning supplements to help jump start weight loss.

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