Have you tried every fad diet known to men and still haven’t gotten the results you wanted?
While you may lose a few pounds in the beginning, in the end you almost always end up gaining them right back.
The good news is it doesn’t take a crazy restrictive fad diet to get amazing results.
Here are 4 small diet changes that will help you get off the diet roller coaster and start seeing amazing results.
Start Drinking More Water
Of all the small diet changes this is probably the easiest one to start implementing.
From this moment on water should be your beverage of choice.
And while you may be tempted to drink those so called zero sugar drinks, we would caution you not to.
While they may taste better than water, they also contain unhealthy chemicals and unwanted calories.
By replacing unhealthy beverages with water you will instantly start to feel better.
For best results avoid going cold turkey when cutting out sugary drinks.
You should instead treat yourself at the end of each week if you have met your water consumption goals.
If your water tastes too bland you can spice it up a bit by adding in some freshly squeezed lime juice.
To avoid overeating drink a glass of water before every meal.
Cut Down On Your Portion Sizes
There are few diet changes that will have as big of an impact on your waistline as cutting down on your portion sizes.
And don’t worry.
Cutting down on your portion sizes doesn’t mean you will leave the table unsatisfied.
As a matter of fact you may find that you are fuller than when you would stuff your plate with everything in sight.
This is because by cutting your portion sizes you will be able to eat more food throughout the day.
For example, instead of having 3 large meals, break it down into 5 smaller meals.
Since you will be eating more often your body will never have the chance to feel hungry.
Timing is also important when cutting your portion sizes.
Make sure you are eating every 2-3 hours to avoid hunger.
Eat Healthier Snacks
Just because you are trying to lose weight doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in your favorite comfort foods from time to time.
However, snacking on candy bars, chips, cookies, and ice cream on a regular basis will ultimately do more harm than good.
A simple solution is to switch up your snacks for healthier options.
For example, if you love candy bars, opt for cereal bars instead.
They will provide you with the same type of crunch and texture as a candy bar.
The one big difference is of course calories and ingredients.
To avoid grabbing for that candy bar in the vending machine at work, make it a point to prepare your snacks in advance.
This way you can easily grab for a healthy snack when the urge hits.
Good healthy snack options include carrots, celery, grapes, berries, and any other type of fruit or vegetable that can easily be stored.
Say No To Sides (Sometimes)
Of all the diet changes this may be the hardest one for most people.
Because let’s be honest, that two piece chicken dinner tastes a lot better with a side of mac n cheese.
While we would never say you should skip the sides all the time, we do recommend you eat only a small amount.
These diet changes, though simple in nature, can have a huge impact on your overall health.
Over time you will start to notice a big difference in how you feel.
Changing the way you eat can literally take you from feeling sluggish one day, to having unstoppable energy the next.
The purpose in sharing these 4 simple diet changes is to show you it doesn’t take a lot to start seeing the scale move.
You no longer have to jump from fad diet to fad diet hoping for different results.
Instead you can eat all the foods you love and still lose the weight.
I know this may be hard for some of you to believe, but just try it for yourself.
For the next 7 days start drinking more water, cutting down on portion sizes, eating healthier snacks, and limiting sides.
Make a note of how you feel before and after the 7 days.
After 7 days you will start to notice a difference in how you feel.
While making these small diet changes is enough to help you lose weight, if you want to take things up a notch you should start exercising as well.
Lifting weights is one of the best ways to transform your body.
When you lift weights not only do you burn calories during the workout, but you also burn calories for hours after the workout.
Here is a simple weight lifting workout for beginners.
It will break down the guidelines and rules to follow when starting a weight lifting program.