EASY EIGHT – 8 strategies to shave off pounds

by Wednesday, April 3, 2013

easy81. Eat breakfast – keep it light, a piece of fruit or yogurt

2. Eat less fat and make sure the fats you do eat are healthy. This means eschewing trans fats while focusing on monosaturated fats and omega-3 oils.

3. Follow a healthy menu by boosting the amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet and consuming small amounts of lean meat, fish, healthy fats and whole grains. Stay away from refined grains, potatoes, full-fat dairy products and foods with added sweeteners.

4. Exercise, exercise, exercise. The only way working out will add up to significant weight loss is if you spend 60 to 90 minutes per day. And the exercise has to be at least of moderate intensity.

5. Cut back on carbs.

6. Fill up on low energy density foods,  that is, those that contain fewer calories per mouthful. (GREEN veggies)

7. Time a regular weigh-in. Only ONCE a week.

8. Limit your selections. Variety tends to stimulate appetite. (don’t keep foods around that tempt you)

pieces Sourced from: Consumer Reports

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