Can I take a break from my diet?

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Every healthy relationship requires some time away from each other and so does every healthy diet. You can't be on a diet all the time, so spend one meal a week away from your diet. It will make you appreciate your diet even more and it satisfies those cravings that otherwise can sabotage even the best diets.

Choose one meal a week and eat anything you want without a single thought about your diet. Indulge all your cravings in that one meal and the next day, you'll feel excited about getting back to your faithful eating habits that make you feel healthy and energetic. Breaking an otherwise mundane eating routine with a "naughty" meal keeps the guilt out of dieting and allows you to appreciate the benefits of your regular, healthy food choices.

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Dieting For Weight Loss

Dieting For Weight Loss

Losing weight quickly is OK as long as you do it safely, not through a crash diet. You can lose three or more pounds a week by burning more calories than you eat. If you burn an extra 500 calories per day through eating less and i...

ncreasing your physical activity, you can lose about one to two pounds of fat per week. Dietitians recommend a daily minimum of 1,200 calories per day (a 200-pound person might need 1,400 calories). Anything less makes you lose muscle as well as fat, which slows your metabolism. Instead, minimize your intake of starches, added sugars like high fructose corn syrup and animal fat from dairy and meats. Focus on eating fruits and vegetables, soy products, egg whites, skinless poultry breasts, shellfish and fish, nonfat dairy foods and meat that is 95 percent lean. Drink lots of water, don't skip meals, and eat only from a plate while seated at a table.
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