Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Best Things in Life are Free

And the best way to diet is not to spend any money on pills, patches, supplements, etc. that promise to help you lose weight. I'm constantly amazed at all the ads for weight loss gimmicks--and that's all they are, you won't lose any weight taking any of them.

Do you really want to lose weight? If so, here's what you do.

1. Eat more fruits and vegetables. To the extent you can eat them raw as opposed to cooked, so much the better. Over time, aim to get your intake of raw fruits and vegetables up to 60-70% of your weekly intake of food.

2. Decrease your intake of meat, fish, dairy and eggs. You don't have to go entirely vegan, but, gradually and over time, reduce them so that they are a minimal part of your weekly diet.

3. Avoid processed and junk foods at all costs. If it comes out of a box, bag or the freezer and you can't pronounce any of the ingredients, just don't eat it.

4. Avoid hard alcohol. An occasional cocktail now and then is OK, but generally avoid drinks with vodka, gin or other hard spirits. While it's better to avoid alcohol altogether, stick with wine if you're someone who really enjoys a drink more than occasionally.

5. Avoid sugar and artificial sweeteners. They're just empty calories that will leave you craving for more.

6. Exercise every day. You won't lose weight and keep it off without exercising.

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