I usually start my diet tips with “drink more water” because I consider this to be the number one tip not only for the weight loss but also for the maintenance of your ideal weight, detoxification of the body and good health in general.
In this article I want to provide you with other important aspects.
1. Liquids you drink daily contribute to your caloric intake. Very often people don’t count the calories of liquids they take daily however these uncounted calories can be substantial. For example 8 fl oz of coca-cola is 105 calories. If you drink 3-4 cans a day this can add up to over 400 calories!
These calories come from sugar that has detrimental effects on the body and is the cause of numerous diseases. Some of them are allergies, candida, eating disorders, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, kidney stones and failure, learning disabilities, irritable bowel syndrome, depression.
Diet drinks, on the other hand, contain artificial sweeteners such as aspartame that is not a healthy product. Weight gain is among numerous side effects associated with the consumption of aspartame. So diet drinks actually cause weight gain!
Replace all the carbonated, sweetened drinks you take daily with water to decrease your daily caloric intake, improve your health and lose weight.
Dilute fruit juices with water to decrease the intake of natural sugars that fruits contain. (Even though I didn’t mean to mention drinking more water as a tip, it still came out!)
2. Substitute the sugar you consume with stevia. This is a natural sweetener that comes from the leaves of a herb called Stevia Rebaudiana that grows in South America. It is much sweeter than sugar and has no calories. If you want to use it as a sugar substitute, use the conversion tables available on the Internet. Sweetness of one cup of sugar, for example is equivalent to the sweetness of 1 teaspoon of Stevia powder.
Use these two tips in your daily diet to decrease your caloric intake, consume healthy foods and lose weight.