Big question for the Coffee Club today, “Are your favorite pair of jeans too tight?” This was the first thing out of Uncle Bud’s mouth this morning. We have learned that most of the time there is no need to expect a good morning from him. Faye accused him of being able to read her mind. She tells us not only are her jeans getting smaller her scales are broken. She knows the scales are broken because they indicate she has dropped a few pounds and the next week but they bounce back up the next time she stops on them.
Well, guess what. Our favorite guy and our “health coach” has some hints to help us and he wasted no time beginning to share them.
- Relying on Crash Diets
Have you ever wanted to lose 10 pounds fast and turned your attention to a crash diet. You may call your diet “the grapefruit diet or the cabbage soup diet” but the fact remains you’re spinning your wheels. You may lose a few pounds but you also train your metabolism to slow down. Once the diet ends your body continues to burn calories more slowly and most of the time the weight is regained quickly.
- Skipping Breakfast
You may not care for breakfast so it seems like skipping that meal is an easy way to cut calories. Big mistake. A breakfast high in protein and fiber helps curb hunger throughout the day. Not eating breakfast often leads to snacking or eating a larger lunch than you need. People who eat breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight.
- Losing Track of Your Snacks
Snacks are an important part of a diet but you need to count the calories you consume in snacks just as you do with your meals. Mindless munching can sabotage an otherwise well-planned diet. Keep that notebook or smartphone handy to keep track of snacks.
- Not Snacking at All
Are you aware that not snacking at all can be just as bad for your waistline as mindless snacking? Those who have learned to eat several small meals and snacks a day seem to be able to control hunger and lose weight better than those who do not snack at all. Of course, you need to choose your snack wisely. Do not indulge in high fat high sugar snacks.
- Loading Up on Low-Fat
Often dieters confuse low-fat and low-calorie products. It is important to remember they are not the same. You may have a low-fat meal or snack that is high in calories and sugar. Check the label before you go back for seconds just because you are eating a low-fat snack or meal.
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