If you need to lose weight, and want to try it, it may work for you. However, as with all other diets, make sure that you see your doctor first, for a general check up.
Don’t encourage high fat or high sugar snacks before bedtime. Unhealthy snacks should not be encouraged really at all, except for really special occasions. But they are especially bad for you right before bedtime. This is the worst time to be consuming unhealthy foods. Making this a habit over time can cause un-wanted weight gain, not to mention disturbances in sleep patterns. And remember.parents, set a good example for your kids and practice what you preach.
Want to make this holiday season extra special? Why not start your very own phone coaching program with a weight loss coach right now! Together you will keep the holiday pounds away. Hiring a coach is different than recruiting a friend to diet with, or asking your spouse to help. Truth be told, it’s doubtful either one of these “supports” are going to hold up when put to the test. If your spouse is anything like mine, he’s no help at all. I’d get, “It’s a party, enjoy yourself!” Or, “It’s Christmas, have what you want.” And a diet buddy is probably no better. When it comes down to it, they aren’t going to jeopardize your friendship over a diet failure.
Here is something to keep in mind: It’s not setting the goals that create stress, it’s the emotional expectations you’ve created about achieving the goals. Stress is often created by placing unrealistic expectations on yourself.
My favorite recommendation; a glass of red wine has been shown to help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and because of the flavanols in red wine, also contains anti-inflammatory properties. Don’t get too excited though, because these benefits only come from up to one glass per day for women and two glasses per day for men at the maximum. Anything beyond that and you actually see a decrease in the benefits of red wine.
You probably know already that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is also a great opportunity for you to load up on fruits and vegetables. If you like eating eggs in the morning, one of the things that you can do is to make a vegetable omelet. Just add tomatoes, pepper, onions and some mushrooms with an egg and voila, you have a very healthy breakfast. Instead of drinking coffee, you can also drink fruit juice in the morning. Fresh juice is always better than canned of course.
Eat several small, healthy snacks and meals throughout the day — People who eat small meals and snacks every few hours, earlier in the day, tend to feel better and have more energy. They also tend to eat fewer overall calories, especially at night. Keeping yourself from getting hungry may be the best craving-stopping technique out there!
The key is to find a recipe in a flavor and style that’s right for you. It’s important to remember that recipes are meant to be a guide and you should feel free to experiment when making homemade granola bars. If a recipe calls for raisins, and you prefer dried cherries, make the switch. Baking is meant to be fun and creative, provided your substitutions make sense, such as one kind of fruit or nut for another.