The first law of dietetics seems to be: if it tastes good, it’s bad for you.
– Isaac Asimov
Spring is nearly hear. Christmas is over, New Year is over. Valentine’s Day is over so no excuse to not start a good healthy way to diet.
I have read thousands of tips on how to diet. Some tips are so rigid that it would be hard to keep up.
Out of the many thousands of these diet tips, we will compile a list of the most effective ones, which will not scar us mentally, emotionally and maybe even physically. 😉
Let us maintain a regimen of healthy diet. A healthy diet would mean a healthier, happier and revitalised YOU/US!
1001: Diet Healthily
- Pin your photograph, when you were at your ideal weight, on the fridge door. Your photo will be an inspiration and a reminder that you are on a diet, every time you open that fridge door.
- Eat a celery. Munching a celery would actually make you lose weight as it contains minimal calories.
- Limit your alcohol intakes. Most alcoholic drinks are high in calories.
- Eat more whole grain foods as part of your healthy lifestyle. People who eat whole grain foods tend to have lower Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Start your day with a bowl of porridge or cereal with high-fibre.
- Add barley or lentils in stews and casseroles.
- Flavour your food with garlic and herbs rather than with salt.
- Keep your fruit bowls well stocked and accessible, so you can just grab a fruit on two on your way out to work or school.
- Eat more fish like salmon and sardines. They are rich i omega-3 fats necessary for a healthy heart.
- Use olive oil rather than butter or lard in cooking.
- Brush your teeth after each meal, a Japanese study found that people who develop this habit keep their weight at a healthy level.
- Use smaller plates to encourage for smaller portion of food.
- Use children cutleries a la Liz Hurley. smaller utensil will encourage taking time with eating and chewing.
- Eat slowly. Eating fast will encourage you to gobble up more calories.
- Never shop on an empty stomach. When we are feeling peckish, we are more susceptible to all the goodies, that supermarkets have expertly located within our reach and attention.
- Do not lick a stamp to stick it on an envelope. Stamps contain 7 calories