Here is a list of my top 10 diet tips, these can be used with any diet, or even NO diet and just to enhance a healthy eating program.
All of our personalized diet clients from Zen-SLIM will benefit from these tips.
I use these in my consultations daily. Try them out and please let me know how they work or you…
1, Make an event of meal time.
This does´t mean black tie for breakfast, but it does mean leave your desk or place of work. Find a quiet place to enjoy your meal.
2, Sit down to eat.
This works on both a psychological level and physiological. Firstly, you will feel fuller and more like you have had a meal if you sit down. Secondly, your stomach needs blood to digest food, and your body simply does not have enough to stand up and digest food properly at the same time.
3, Eat slowly.
This again works on both levels, you will feel more like you had a meal if you eat slowly, and this brings us nicely to the next point…
4, Chew your food well.
Digestion starts in the mouth during chewing, missing or shortening this part of digestion can lead to food not being digested properly and this leads to the desire and need to eat more.
5, Enjoy your food.
Why would anyone eat food they don´t enjoy? The only answer I have ever had to that question is “because I´m on a diet”. We at Zen-SLIM believe in enjoying food, all our diets are personalized and we publish recipes regularly on our blog (http://zen-slim.org/) and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zen-SLIM/213593802057694), free of charge for all to enjoy They will fit to most diet plans around today, check them out and give them a go. Also we know people are busier now more than ever and we understand that cooking takes time. Try to use the time you have, and prepare the best meals possible with the time you have. My family spends more time preparing and cooking food together than watching T.V. and we are closer because of this.
6, Get a plan and stick to it.
This is not an ad for our site, we do sell diet plans BUT we try to support anyone who is trying to lose weight. Find a plan you like, get it going and STICK TO IT! You don´t have to be on our plan to use our recipes, or to lose weight, BUT you do need a plan!
7, Don´t chase your meals away.
This is the biggest point my clients seem to have trouble with… breakfast is late then every meals is late, and maybe the last one is skipped or eaten way too late at night. This ties in with the previous point. Get up, eat breakfast and do the day, pushing breakfast away will cause a knock on effect that lasts all day.
8, Measure yourself, don´t weigh yourself.
This is my rule; weigh in once per month, measure as much as you like. Even when your weight fluctuates slightly your size will not. In my early years of doing this I used to allow clients to weigh in, so many times I had calls saying “I have gained 200 grams”, I have NEVER had a client tell me he has grown! (unless of course that is his goal). Measuring should be your record AND your goal. Set a dress size or waist size as a goal and you will reach this with minimum fuss and setbacks, GUARANTEED1
9, Do it for you!
Do it with your friends, a group or with anyone you feel will positively support you, BUT never forget its all about you! Friends and group members WILL fail, this is not your fault! Set personal goals and focus, it is always nice to have people in the same situation as you, but sometimes they support you negatively. Think about yourself, you deserve to be the way you want to be.
10, Be positive.
O.K, this one seems obvious, so be positive, follow these tips, and if your finding it hard, get support. I realize that there are many diets out there, and it can get confusing. Find a plan you like and try it, after all we all want to live well and be healthy forever. So where is the harm in trying them all?
We hope that this article has helped, we try to answer all questions sent to our email, even if you are not on our system. All our contact info is on our website (www.Zen-SLIM.com) and we love to hear about how you lost weight, OR to help you to do this.