7 Simple Tips to Jump Start Your Weight Loss Attempts

If you are like many people who are trying to lose weight, you have probably tried diet after diet only to find out that the diet you are currently on is not helping your fat loss plans. The reason for this might be that you are using fad diets and weight loss programs that do damage to the body instead of helping it achieve its ideal weight. If you want to lose fat and stay healthy follow the following tips to help you achieve your goal.


1. Nothing more than an egg yolk a day. Yolks are not such a bright idea. It would be best to reduce your intake of egg yolks to maybe three in a week. But for those of you die hard egg fans, you may have up to one a day but nothing more than that.

2. Chocolates should be treated as luxury items. Buy the good stuff and only eat them every once in a while. If you really savor each morsel, you'll experience that much more joy in eating them and they will taste even better.

3. Eat foods from all of the food groups each day. This is a great way to ensure you are getting all the nutrients your body needs and it helps to ward off any diet deficiencies. Also, don't eat the same foods all the time. Experiment so that you don't get bored with same old diet.

4. If you can say no to alcohol, then that is best. Alcohol beverages are not exactly good for you. Although a glass of red wine does have heart benefits, most are just fattening. Beer is especially fattening. Plus, after a few drinks most people get the munchies and when you're feeling a little inebriated and hungry you won't be able to make rational decisions regarding your diet and it's usually late at night, just before you pass out from a night of drinking, that you overeat. The overall combination is just not a good one.

5. Try to eat breakfast within an hour of waking up. This is the best way to give your body the jump start it needs. Don't wait until you are really hungry. Breakfast is important, but you don't need to stuff yourself.

6. Your dieting should comprise all food groups including carbohydrates. Indeed, your diet needs to be around 50 - 55% carbs. Carbs are an excellent source of energy. Diets that forbid carbs are really harming you and just making you crave those that much more. Your dieting shouldn't cause you to be insufficient in anything.

7. 25 to 30% of your diet should be proteins. Various processes and activities are going on in our bodies. Things are broken down and being built up again. Resistance has to be built up, recovery from disease too is needed and for all this the body needs plenty of proteins so see to it that 25 to 30% of your diet consists of proteins.

By Thong M. Dao