A great diet and a feel-good mood, while you lose weight, is a tall but achievable goal. These three aspects of weight loss are all necessary for your success. So how do you succeed?
Finding a great diet starts with sticking to the basics of taking in fewer calories than you burn. Eating the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables. A great diet and a feel-good mood, while you lose weight, is a tall but achievable goal. These three aspects of weight loss are all necessary for your success. So how do you succeed?
The key to keeping your fruits and vegetables low in calories is to not load them up with sugar and fat. Salad dressings and dips, high in fat and sugar can ruin your diet with unnecessary calories. A little vinegar or lemon juice along with some herbs and just a little extra virgin olive oil can be used to dress a salad and fruit doesn’t need a dip when you’re dieting.
Fruits and vegetables are also high in vitamins and minerals for health and vitality to make you feel good. The fiber in fruits and vegetables gives you the bulk to help you feel full and keep what you eat flowing through your digestive tract. Having regular bowel movements also helps you to have a feel-good mood. Nothing ruins a good day like constipation.
Some diets, like the popular low-carb diets, rely heavily on protein. Protein has almost no roughage so there’s nothing for your digestive tract to work with and you can get constipated. If you choose not to eat the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables, then take a product that provides extra bulk and be sure to drink plenty of water with it.
Another way to feel good on a diet is by seeing fast results. Almost nothing perks up a dieter faster than shedding pounds and inches. Consider doing a cleansing, detox type of diet to speed up your weight loss. These diets are all over women’s magazines these days. People are having great success shedding fat by releasing toxins and wastes from their bodies.
Although it’s a relatively new approach to weight loss, done right it’s a very sound approach and is not a fad diet. A cleansing, detox diet works on the belief that toxins are stored in your fat cells and by releasing the debris from your body you also flush the fat or can burn it off more easily. With the right program, it’s not uncommon to shed 7 to 10 pounds in as little as nine days. This could put any dieter in a good mood.
When doing a cleansing, detox diet remember not to detox for too long a period as it could flush out some nutrients as well. Also, you want to have periods where you load up on super nutrition to build up those cleaned-out cells. With a detox-type diet, you can end up healthier than when you started.
Some nutrients known for their body-cleansing ability are aloe vera, Pau d’Arco, and burdock. Some people simply sip lemon in water for a cleaning effect. It’s best to stick to a proven program when you’re detoxing to get the best results. Always check with your health care professional before starting any diet or weight loss plan. Seeing the inches decrease and the pounds go down quickly is the best mood-maker.
These tips help you combine a great diet, and a feel-good mood while you lose weight, and who doesn’t want that? As you’re jumping for joy over your weight loss and getting into great shape with your diet, you’re increasing your opportunity to continue living a long, happy life.