Successful Dieting starts
in the grocery store !
You Must resist temptation to buy high calorie foods that you love. Instead,
buy foods that you like which are not so high in calories. If worse comes
to worse, buy only foods you don't like. Then you are sure to consume fewer
This natural Diet operates on
the principal of partially filling your stomach just before meals or in
between. The common Grapefruit is the low-calorie secret. Eat one Grapefruit
before each meal. And if you get hungry between meals, have another Grapefruit.
That's it !
If after a week, you have not
lost any weight, increase the Grapefruit to 2 before each meal. Normal
weight loss should be in the range of 1 to 3 pounds each week. If you notice
a loss of 5 pounds or more each week, then eat less Grapefruit. It may
be better to lose weight slowly.
And even if you don't lose an
ounce, you may be healthier and happier because Grapefruit is low in Sodium,
Cholesterol, and Fat. It is also a source of Vitamins and Minerals such
as Iron to combat anemia. Half a Grapefruit contains your daily requirement
of Vitamin C, and 6 grams of Dietary Fiber.
You may also limit non-grapefruit
portions by eating from a cup. At first, it may take 4 or more cupfulls
to satisfy your appetite. But eventually, you can pare down to fewer. Of
course, exercise is also a key to weight loss; Your Fat Calories are the
Calories you consume, minus the Calories you "burn" by exercise.
Eating more frequently may keep
you from getting as hungry.
Eating a tidbit every hour may
be better than 2 or 3 meals a day,
and amount to less caloric intake.
"Snacks" will aid your diet more
if they are Fruits, Vegetables, Pretzels, or Rice Cakes, than will Ice
Cream, Candy, Cake, Cookies or Chocolates.
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It has also been reported that
Grapefruit juice influences the chemical balance in the mouth to help stop
cravings. Smokers take note.
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If you ever think you have done
well and deserve a treat, just pat yourself on the back! As with all Diet
Plans, you should consult your Doctor first.