7 ‘IDEALBITE’ Diet Tips to Help You Shed Serious Fat FAST!

7 ‘IDEALBITE’ Diet Tips to Help You Shed Serious Fat FAST
One problem that most of us face as we get older is the ever increasing waistline phenomenon. I don’t care if you were skinny as a rail when you were in high school, as your age increases, so does your belt size. Whereas once you may have been able to eat anything you wanted, now it seems that every Oreo or piece of pie is visible around your midsection at some point the following day. But, even if you decide to do something about it and trim down, who in the heck knows where to start?

There are so many potions, pills, powders, and exercises gadgets that it leaves many of us…well, sitting on the couch, eating junk food as we watch all the commercials…telling us how easy it is to lose weight.

Forget all the hype though as stripping fat off your body IS possible and in some cases, it may be much easier than you thought. Here are 7 fast diet tips that are easy to follow and will help you take up a strong offensive in your own “battle of the bulge.”

#1 Eat breakfast
Skipping breakfast seems like a great way to lose weight. After all, you are eating less calories, right? NOPE. The best thing to do in the morning is grab a bite to eat so you can get your metabolism kicked into gear. Your body will start burning calories right away. Also, if you DON’T eat in the morning, you are likely to be hungrier and then overeat when you do eventually sit down for a meal.

#2 Plan your meals the night before
When we are in a rush, we shove whatever is available into our mouths, which in turn often turns into fat on your bellies. How many times have you excused yourself for hitting the fast food line because it was lunch time and you were in a rush? Forget that…just pack a little cooler the night before with healthy foods you like. Yogurt, bananas, a sandwich made with whole wheat and lean meat. When you get hungry, you will have healthy foods at your fingertips…you will eat better AND probably save a few bucks as well.

#3 Write down what you eat, BEFORE you eat it
One of the best diet tips in the world is to write down everything you eat, BEFORE you eat it. Keeping a record of everything you eat is good, but if you write it down BEFORE you eat it, chances are, you will eat less and healthier as well. Think about it for once second…we have all indulged ourselves a little too much at one time or another, maybe choking back a piece of pie (or 3) but would you really gorge yourself AFTER you saw it in print? I know if I just wrote down “12 chocolate chip cookies and 32 ounces of milk” I might look at it and then decide on a healthier choice. Believe me, it works.

#4 Water with your meal…ALWAYS
I know, I know, you like to drink soda with THIS food, and milk with THAT food, but if you can make water your drink of choice with EVERY meal, you will consume less calories, and aid digestion in the process. No matter what drink choice you make, if it isn’t water, chances are it’s a bad one. One common misconception is that fruit juice is as good as water…NOT! Fruit juice, whether it’s 100% juice or not, contains TONS of sugar and calories. If you are trying to lose weight, it is best to limit juice big time as well.

#5 Eat plenty of fiber
Most of us need more fiber in our diets in general, but if you are trying to lose fat, this is even more crucial. Fiber helps you feel full more quickly. It doesn’t digest either, so it doesn’t add any calories to your diet and as it moves through your digestive system, it takes along with it fat and cholesterol. Add fiber, feel full, lose weight…it works.

#6 Turn your plate into a rainbow
The easiest tip for eating healthier and therefore losing weight is probably the rainbow principle. The goal here is to choose as many colorful foods as possible. OK, I am not talking about eating a bowl of fruit loops and calling it a day, I am talking about foods that are colorful naturally. These include greens such as broccoli, asparagus, spinach and orange carrots and red tomatoes, etc. Aim for a variety of colors with each meal and make the colorful ones that LARGEST portion. Since meat is basically brown, it doesn’t count. Colorful foods are healthy and low in calories. Now, go create a rainbow and lose some fat!

#7 Skip the sugar, pile on the protein
Finally, if you are looking to say bye bye to the belly, try to reduce sugar intake wherever you can. You like coffee? Drink it black. If you don’t like it black, you don’t like coffee…you like sugar. Try making sugar free desserts (TONS of recipes online). Also, try to limit your intake of white flour and white rice; these also don’t do you any favors.

Instead, try to focus on the rainbow principle above along with eating portions of high quality protein. Protein digests more slowly than carbohydrates and will help you feel full more quickly.  In addition, protein will help you build more muscle if you are working out and muscle burns fat, so grab a lean steak and then do some push-ups!

The above tips may take a little getting used to. After all, we each get into our own routines and it is so much easier to keep doing what we have been doing than it is to try something new, but if you are REALLY serious about getting rid of some fat, the above 7 tips will help you do it. Forget saying “someday” and just bite the bullet and make these tips your NEW routine. You will be thinner and healthier in no time at all. 

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Comments

  1. Wow, the idea of colorful meal is really cool. As I really like spinach, broccoli, carrot, tomato, asparagus and many other vegetables, I don’t mind including them in my everyday meal. Overall, a nice article with a good information.

  2. It is a crying shame that our metabolism naturally slows down as we get older. But I have actually discovered that if you have an effective workout routine and you show up to your workouts and you eat sensibly, even if you are in your middle age, you can keep your metabolism burning fat efficiently.

  3. I know that most people do not want to go through the minor trouble of planning your meals, but when I look back at the time when I got my leanest body, it was because I followed an eating plan from a book. And it worked, thereby proving that having a plan for your meals is in fact, quite effective in achieving your fat loss goals.

  4. If you think about it, eggs are truly an extraordinary ingredient. From poached to boiled to baked to scrambled, they can be prepared in countless ways. I bet you could ask 50 people how they like their eggs and you would get the gamut of ways you can prepare eggs. When I go out to eat breakfast, I have to have some kind of meat lovers omelet.

  5. Faaiza, when I first heard this advice I was so skeptical but I went ahead and tried it and you are right water fills you up better than most things, the only problem it the water seems to go through your system faster so you get hungry quicker. I guess after your stomach shrinks maybe that won’t be the case anymore.

  6. That is really interesting because the foods that are on this list of foods to avoid are all healthy food items. I did notice that many of the foods that should be avoided are dairy foods. I can do without the milk, but I don’t think I want to avoid peanut butter and jelly, for that matter.

  7. This was a very helpful article I am not sure about the writing it down before you eat idea but I can try it and see if it works at least. I do drink water with my meal most of the time and I love the colorful foods but I still don’t seem to be losing any fat. I am going to increase my fiber intake that’s for sure and see if that helps.

  8. You have some excellent tips here and the water thing is the best tip to follow to fill up your belly before you even eat the food. This will make it easier to eat smaller portions (tip #1) you have always had excellent articles and I appreciate the work you put into it to get it posted out there for us. You do great work keep up the good work.

  9. I don’t know about writing down everything I eat. I understand the purpose, but I don’t need extra work when I’m enjoying a meal. I do however, agree with rules 4 and 5. Plenty of water helps urinate fat away and the fiber in foods fills you up faster and for longer periods of time without eating excessive calories. I like carrots and apples.

  10. Bob Dominquez says:

    Very nice post. I definitely love this website.
    Keep it up!

  11. That’s a good post.

  12. One really good way to lose weihgt without a diet is to drink 4 cups of water before every meal. This will fill you up, and you will eat less, plus water is really good for you.

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