Make sure you eat enough! This does not mean eat whatever you like, but if you are hungry you are going to snack. There are never any healthy snacks around at these moments of weakness, and you will end up eating something fattening. Fill up on low fat, healthy food that will keep you feeling full. Whole grain foods such as porridge and granary bread are tasty ways to beat hunger and stay full. Carry a healthy snack with you in case you get short!
Do not cut out you favorite foods! You need to keep this diet, which means you must not hate doing it. Instead of cutting out your favorites, make little changes that add up. I love butter on my toast, and low fat spread just is not the same. But … I have noticed that you really can not taste the difference when there is something on the toast, like eggs or beans. In these cases do not butter the toast! Save that little treat for the times when you would miss it!
Throw a party! Eating by yourself is always going to make eating healthily hard – it just feels like a lot of hassle to cook a real meal for one. Why not have some friends over, and cook up a great tasting healthy meal? A dinner party or just having a friend over for dinner on a regular basis will improve your social life, and having the company will make it worthwhile to put in the effort as there is someone else to enjoy it too.
Eat exotic! There is a whole world of food out there, and I promise that there are some healthy, tasty things that would enjoy eating that you do not know about. Go on a culinary voyage of discovery! Try and acquire some healthy new tastes, which you can incorporated into your diet in place of more fattening food. I never imagined I would like risotto, but after giving it a try I have found I really WANT to eat it!
Treat yourself to healthy luxuries! There are some amazing foods that are a real treat … and also happen to be very healthy. I love to make one of my trees a delicious steak dinner. Healthy home made potato wedges, a great big thick steak (do not eat the fat!), And a side salad is a real treat. It also happens to be really low in fat and high in protein. This keeps me full, and I eat to my heart’s content knowing I’m doing no damage to my waist line!
These tips can all be added to your existing diet to increase your chances of success.