8 Dieting Hacks
Drink More Water
Take your body weight and divide it in half. Then drink that many ounces of water per day! Water will hydrate your body and help you feel full.
Eat Small Snacks
Eating small healthy snacks keeps you full and on track. Look for high protein, low-calorie snacks like nuts. I like to pack healthy snacks for on the go so I won’t get hungry and get tempted to cheat.
Don’t Skip Meals
Plan your meals out and don’t skip meals. Skipping meals will make you overly hungry and you will almost always overeat. Eating 5-6 small meals will help you not get hungry.
Get Rid Of The Junk
Go through the fridge and cupboards and say goodbye to the junk. Set yourself up for success and make sure you have plenty of healthy food you like on hand. Don’t go to the extreme, if you eat less you will make progress that you can maintain.
Walk, run, hit the gym. Get up and get moving. Start slow, and track your progress. I love my fit bit. It tracks my steps, active minutes and lets me compete with myself and friends. If you like to cycle or hit the gym you might try a polar fitness watch it tracks heart rate, calories, and even distance.
Box It Up
It is hard to stay on track on the go or at a restaurant. If you are eating out and worried about overeating, eat half. Set aside half your meal to be boxed up. That way you won’t overeat.
Track Your Calories
Get educated and find out what you are eating. Using an smartphone with an app like my fitness pal you can track your calories. Grab a notebook that works well too. The simple formula of burning more calories than you consume will help you lose weight.
Avoid Juice and Sugar Soda
Avoid fruit juice or sugar soda. Juice is fruit with the fiber removed. Not to mention, most of them are packed with sugar. Opt for the real thing instead. They are also full of empty calories that will pack on the pounds.