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Healthy Diet

A healthy diet requires more effort than most other diets because it is constructed on what you eat/drink, how you eat/drink and the inclusion of exercise or daily activities. More information is available at weight loss tips.

What to Eat on a Healthy Diet

This is the simplest part of a healthy diet – making sure you eat what you should. There are 5 main parts to a healthy diet:

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Water
  • Whole grain
  • Protein

Everything you eat should be consumed in moderation.

How to Eat on a Healthy Diet

This might not be so obvious, but how you eat can make a difference and improve your healthy diet. For example:

  • Think about serving sizes and try going for smaller portions during each meak to avoid over-indulging
  • Eat with other people: it’s social, encourages sharing plates and is proven to avoid over eating which can occur when watching tv/a computer at the same time
  • Sometimes it is not hunger that you are feeling but thirst, so try drinking before going all out on a big meal
  • Eat slowly to help digestion and so your brain can process how full you are getting
  • Avoid eating late at night, digestion occurs best when your body is at its highest levels of energy
  • Throughout the day, try eating periodically to keep up your metabolism
  • Do not skip breakfast!

Exercising on a Healthy Diet

Keeping active can help you to maintain weight loss or simply improve your health and it doesn’t always necessarily mean spending hours in the gym. Other options include:

  • Walking more: getting of the bus or train a stop early, taking the dog for a walk, even walking around a shopping mall!
  • Start a new exercise class: there are many new and creative options out there
  • Maintain activity levels: instead of sitting in front of the tv try doing yoga stretches while watching your favourite show
  • Sleep well: get a good night’s sleep so feel more refreshed and active the next day

 

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Weight Loss Motivation

It happens to us all. Getting lazy or leaving something ¨for tomorrow¨, but you shouldn’t let this happen when it comes to staying healthy and looking after your body. Whether you are researching diets or thinking about weight loss, it can be easy to lose faith and remain pessamistic. Hopefully what you are about to read will help you overcome that and stay on track!

Thinking About Weight Loss

Keep the following in mind if you are starting, or have already starting, a new diet plan (for weight loss or not):

  • Understand clearly your motive and why you are doing what you are doing, what exactly is your goal?
  • Track your progress so you can see exactly how you are doing, some results aren’t visible on the outside
  • Have a visual image for how you want to see yourself
  • Get rid of any emotional demons holding you back and any self-criticisms you are holding on to
  • If you are planning on attending exercise classes, pay for them in advance because this will force yourself to go when having a lazy day
  • Get friends or family members involved in your weight loss plan or organise one together, reinforcement from people who know you can be helpful
  • Keep positive! Your mental attitude has an influential power over your actions
  • Include things that make you happy and that you love: if working out, do it to music you enjoy and if dieting, include fruits or your favourite vegetables in your dishes
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3 Day Diet

The 3 Day Diet is aimed at people looking to lose weight fast and is not made for the faint-hearted! This is a tough and gruelling diet that requires dedication as it puts you on a strict eating and drinking regime for 3 days.

Although there are several different versions of the 3 Day Diet out there, they are all promising that you will lose around 10lbs by consuming less than 1000 calories a day (for both men and women). This is just one of many different weight loss diets that you can take so research around other diets before decidiing to take on this one.

Always check with a doctor before starting a diet to make sure that you are not going to harm your body further. If you have health problems then it is advisable to make sure your food intake is at an appropriate level.

Benefits of the 3 Day Diet

Despite this diet being a popular one that has been around for a long time and has been trialed and tested by many, there are very few biological benefits to your body. The reason it is so well-known is because in most cases there has been successful short term weight loss. It is not a complicated diet to follow and the suggested meals are very easy and quick to prepare.

Risks of the 3 Day Diet

Any one of the diets out there will contain risks, and especially the diets that have low calorie intakes such as this one. Exercise should be kept to a minimum and there is not a lot of variety available when it comes to altering the menu. The results experienced are short term results so you need to be careful to not convince yourself that the results will last long. The other thing to worry about is depending on the person, this could lead to repeptitive dieting in this manner to repeat the effect it has, which is dangerous.

3 Day Diet Plan

This is the suggested diet plan for 3 days (choose only one option to drink and eat):

  • Breakfast: black coffee or water, half a grapefruit with 1 piece of toast with 1tbsp of peanut butter, 1 egg with 1 piece of toast and 1 banana, or 5 saltine crackers with one slice of cheese and 1 small apple
  • Lunch: black coffee or black tea or water, half a cup of tuna with 1 slice of toast, 5 saltine crackers with 1 cup of cottage cheese, or 1 hard boiled egg with 1 piece of toast
  • Dinner: black coffee or black tea or water, half a cup of vanilla ice cream (for all options), 3oz meat with 1 cup of green beats and 1 cup carrots, 2 hot dogs with half a cup of carrots and 1 cup of broccoli and a banana, or 1 cup of tuna and carrots and cauliflower and melon