Some tips, personally followed.
The internet is awash with dieting strategies and fads. I’ve got neither the credentials nor the fame to successfully advertise the newest healthy-eating craze, but here are my two-cents in any case.
1. It’s not about dieting. It’s about eating right. Dieting is analogous to the “fool in the shower” theory as proposed by Milton Friedman–it’s bound to rebound in a fashion that’s even worth for your health. Much better to smooth out the bumps, and simply eat, well, how we’re supposed to.
2. How are we supposed to eat? There are certain proportions of grains, proteins, etc. that we all generally should consume each day (ie. the food pyramid). Of course, there’s no need to monitor exactly how many servings of what we eat, but keep it generally in mind.
3. Limit yourself in fats, sugars, and sodium-laden foods: easier said than done. Set a threshold over which you won’t let yourself pass, and keep to it.
4. Drink water to stave off the hunger–and the enjoy the myriad of other benefits offered by H2O.
5. Don’t deprive yourself of what you love. You’ll end up craving it more. Instead, take smaller servings, or eat it less frequently.
6. Try cooking for yourself instead of eating out–you’re bound to eat healthier when you’re the one shaking in the salt and frying up the food.
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