How to Lose Weight in 30 Days-7 Diet Rules That Are Meant to Be Broken

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Most people who are looking to lose weight in 30 days know they must have a weight loss diet plan. However, some people may not realize that sticking to a certain diet "must-do's", may be sabotaging their skinny jeans goal.

Says Judith Beck, PH.D and author of "The Beck Diet Solution"" With one minor dietary infraction, the mind-set become "I've blown it, so I may as well keep going."

Over my next few blog posts, I will be sharing with you how to break seven hard-and-fast diet rules which are meant to be broken, which in turn will get you ready to drop a size in no time!

-Diet "Must-Do" Rule Fallacy #1: Don't Eat After Dinner

Your body doesn't all of a sudden magically store more fat and calories after a certain hour. So, if you are hungry after working out in the evening, there's no need to go to be hungry.

Instead, what you need to focus on is choosing a healthy snack such as whole-wheat pita chips with hummus, three cups of air-popped popcorn with string cheese, a protein shake with a banana, etc.

A good tip to remember is to plan ahead of time what you will eat. This will help you avoid eating junk food like cookies, chips, and ice cream plus keep you in your caloric range for the day.

-Diet "Must-Do" Rule Fallacy #2: Hold Your Ground Against Cravings

The smarter strategy is to indulge yourself in moderation. Kara Mohr, Ph.D and owner of the fitness and nutrition company, "Mohr Results", INC. says "Psychologically, we're tempted by what we can't have, which is why deprivation makes us desire 'forbidden foods'. When you give in, odds are you will devour more than you should."

The best weight loss strategy to use is not only eat 'forbidden foods' in moderation, but also, don't keep too much of those foods in your home. This way when a craving hits, you will have to inconvience yourself by running to a store. After all, who wants to do that in the middle of the night!

-Diet"Must-Do" Rule Fallacy #3: Bread is the Enemy

Everybody knows that the right kinds of bread can actually be good for you and help you drop the fat plus lose a few pounds. For bread, the 100% whole wheat kind, is actually in ally in your weight loss efforts because it contains complex carbohydrates and lots of fiber which will fill you up.

What will keep the weight and body fat on is the easily digested refined carbs which are found in things like white bread, crackers, and pastries. They don't fill you up so you end up eating more calories which will cause you to gain weight.

If the thought of bread still freaks you out, you have great options such as Arnold 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich or Flatout Flatbreads's Healthy Grain Honey Wheat.

In the next post, I will be sharing with you from the 7 diet rules that are meant to be broken.

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    It looks like I measure up to the first three can't wait to hear what the other rules are.
    1806 days ago
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    So true!
    1806 days ago
    Appreciated the info and am looking forward to the next one. Thanks!
    1806 days ago
    I like this. Regarding the rules --

    #1 -- I don't usually eat after dinner, but if I'm hungry enough, you better believe I do! Close to bedtime usually just a yogurt or a handful of nuts gets me by.

    #2 -- I actually do mostly follow this "rule", but I do it in a weird way. I use visualization for the occasional intense, specific cravings I get. I find that if I imagine eating the "forbidden" food, with all the sensory detail I can summon up, then the craving usually lessens or goes away entirely. A placebo effect, but an effective one, at least for me. I also -- and this is TOTALLY just a mental trick -- refuse to actually consider any food forbidden. I just don't have certain things as part of my life on any regular basis. So it's a bit of a razor's edge I'm walking, but I'm staying up there. (And I should add that the reason I do not work some of the usual forbidden things into my daily schedule is more a personal quirk than anything I consider a general rule: I aspire to be very fit one day, and the really fit people I know don't eat these things more than once a month or so. So that's what I want for myself. Not everyone needs to do this.)

    #3 -- OMG the carbs are evil thing drives me crazy. I eat sandwiches and/or tortillas most days of the week. I've cut portions down, is all. I do, however, think that 99% of grocery store bread, even the stuff labeled whole wheat, is over-processed crap. Those ingredient lists, ugh! Bread is one of a handful of food items I almost always splurge for at the health food store. I want real food (well, most of the time), dangit!

    Looking forward to your coming blogs.
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