Lose Weight By Dieting

Here are some tips that may help you in achieve your weight loss goals.

Remember to always visit a health professional to confirm your diet plan before starting out on anything and always ensure that you are getting adequate nutrition while dieting.

1.  Drink lots of water during the day, aiming to drink at least eight cups. Water  
nourishes your skin, your body and gives you a sense of being full for a short  
period of time.  
2. Find foods that are low in fat and calories, but high on nutrition. Vegetables,  
fruit, grains and lean meats are always good choices. Speak with a nutritionist,  
general doctor or other health professional for ideas that suit you the best.  
3. Eat the foods you have selected, and plan meals ahead if possible. Do not skip  
meals (see reasons below). A plan makes sticking to a diet much easier,  
especially if you have a busy life and tend to "eat on the run" and grab anything  
at hand.  
4. Keep track of everything that you eat in a food diary, including calories for  
each item. It is amazing how quickly calories add up, and tracking them is the  
only way to be sure you know exactly how many you ate. You can look up calories  
for various foods on sites like Calorie King.  
5. Decide on what method of eating suits your needs best. Eat "normally" with  
three usual-sized meal portions if you like consistency and have the ability to  
sit down at a table three times a day. Or, you could try eating a full breakfast,  
then eating several small snacks the rest of the day (known as "grazing"). Ask a  
nutritionist or health professional to advise you on which method is best for  
your needs.  
6. Brush your teeth early so that you won't be as tempted to eat anything else at  
night. If you must nibble, have small slices of apple, carrot sticks or similar  
until your body learns to not crave food later at night.  
7. Exercise. Always make exercise a part of any diet. Exercise is the part that  
firms and tones you; it is also the part that helps to ensure that your  
metabolism can cope with the dietary changes.