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Top 10 diet tips and tricks

The top ten dieting tips and dieting tricks

Diet Tip number Onediet idea

Avoid smoothies and liquid meal replacements. Your body recognises the difference between solids and liquids and not only do liquid diets slow down your metabolism (liquids are easier to break down and uses less energy)
You also feel more quickly satisfied when consuming solids than you do when drinking liquids. The only exception to this rule are drinks containing high amounts of whey protein, these drinks tend to stabilise blood sugar and helps you eat less at your next meal (after the whey protein)

Diet Tip Number Two

Eat more alkaline foods (More specially, green vegetables) . Although your body, naturally, is an acid balancing machine, eating slightly more alkaline foods does ease the stress and load on your body mechanisms. On average modern diets sees people eating too much protein, this results in high acid levels. High levels of acidity could result in constipation, tiredness, a mental fog and other health issues. Super Alkaline foods are: Avos, Broccoli, celery, kale, beetroot. Super alkaline fruits are watermelons, mango, papaya, figs and coconut.

Diet Tip number three

Are you an emotional eater? The trick to handling emotional eating binges is simply to distract yourself for 10 to 15 minutes, this is the amount of time that it takes for the desire to eat lasts and all you have to do is to recognise the event and then to distract yourself for 15 minutes. After you have done this a few times you will enforce a new habit and eventually you will beat the emotional eating chain.

Diet Tip number four

Before doing shopping eat a low GI, high omega 6 meal, (example: 4-6 slices wholewheat toast with sardines) You will feel full and satisfied. Which translates into saving money because you will buy less as well as making it easier at the checkout to avoid impulse buying of chocolates, sweets and other snacks.

Diet Tip number five

Cut, shop or break your food into smaller pieces. A clinical study by the University of Arizona has established that when eating solids, chopped into smaller pieces, you eat less. So, cutting a peice of toast into four pieces instead of two, makes a difference in how much you need to eat before feeling satisfied. They found that even reducing the size of peanuts, or other solids, the result was the same and over time, smaller divisions results in less consumption.

Diet Tip number six

Ordering fast food at the drive through or sitting down? Hold the sauce (all sauce, from salad dressing to ketchup and jam)
Sauces contain vast amounts of emtpty calories consisting of sugars, starches and other good but bad things like sodium.


Diet Tip number seven

Fat is an appetite suppressant.
When calculating your calorie loads in meals, add some load for fat. Adding fat to your calorie load and diet will help you feel more satisfied and supress cravings for sweets and other foods.

Diet Tip number eight

Do not eat infront of the television. Not only will you eat more during stressful shows, but you will teach yourself to avoid or ignore the signals

from your body regarding satiency and the odds are that you will eat at least 15% more than you would have, if you were not infront of the television.


Diet Tip number nine

Blandness advocates volumes. Add aromatic herbs to your foods, such as Basil, cinnamon, oregano, ginger and evn curries or chillies. You will eat less of aromatic foods than you would band or non aromatic foods. Spiciness helps you not to overeat.


Diet Tip number ten

Ordering fast food at the drive through or sitting down? Order a happy meal or child meal!
Meals prepared for children generally have at least 50% fewer calories than those prepared for adults.


Always consult your medical doctor prior to starting any diet. To Lose Weight you have to consume fewer calories than your body burns.

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