- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Dieting sucks. Usually, this is because you look forward to eating junk food on a regular basis (because bad food tends to taste so good and it is a cheap and easy pick me up).
The first part needs to be finding something else that will make you happy, filling the void left when you don't eat your usual morning muffin or evening desert. Spend a little bit extra to treat yourself to anything you like that you don't drink or eat. Get a massage. Go see a movie. Go for a walk with a friend and catch up. Whatever makes you feel good.
The second part is changing your diet. The quick and easy foods to cut weight fast are baked chicken (spices have 0 calories), fish (most fish is healthy as long as it is baked), vegetables (again, next to no calories) and beans. My favorite diet meal replacement is vegetarian chili because it's only 300 calories a can with next to no fat and it fills you up.
When you get that feeling for junk food, try to make it yourself. A meal at a local burger and fry place can be 1,200-1,500 calories each. Making the same meal at home is usually less than 1,000 calories because you aren't deep frying your french fries (cooking frozen fries are usually baked) and you can control how big your portions are (you only have to make as much as you really want to eat).
Do this and work out for about 45 minutes 4-5 times a week. Do this for about 2 weeks (be good, it's hard but it's worth it) and you'll start to see results in the mirror. Good results. In turn, this will usually make you feel better and motivate you to stick with it.
If it's not your thing, try replacing at least 1 meal a day with something healthy (like the veggie chili) and work out at least 3 times a week. You'll be glad you did.
- 5 years ago
TURN OFF THE TV
Dining while viewing can make you take in 40 percent more calories than usual, reports a new study. And texting, driving, or any other distracting activity during a meal can also result in your eating too much. Instead, make each meal something you put on a plate and sit down to, even if you're eating solo.