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Tips for successful dieting.  As the new year approaches, many people will make a commitment to themselves to start a diet and lose weight. One of the most common goals people set for the new year is to lose weight. Switching away from the high-calorie and high-fat treats that tempt us during the six-week holiday celebration can be challenging. Consider these tips for successful dieting if you want to make a healthy start to your resolution to lose weight in the new year.

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5 Tips For Successful Dieting

Tip #1 Quitting cold turkey often fails

Common dieting strategies include cutting out all food groups at once, which can have negative consequences. Think about alternatives that won't force you to go cold turkey on healthy eating right after the holidays, like a gradual return to your pre-holiday eating habits. You will have a better chance of succeeding in your diet resolution if you do this.


Tip #2 Limit your fried foods

Make a change by starting with grilled, roasted, baked, or broiled meals instead of fried ones. You can reduce your calorie and fat intake significantly by just using this one method. Do not be afraid to spice up your grilled or roasted meats with some low-fat or fat-free sauces if you find their flavor too mild for your liking. To add flavor to grilled or roasted foods, try using herbs and spices.


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Tip #3 Add more plant foods to your diet

Most people do not get nearly enough of the plant-based nutrients they need. Fruits and vegetables are not only a great source of healthy vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but also provide satiety without a disproportionate amount of calories or fat. Try to find creative ways to add more plant-based foods to your diet. On a chilly winter day, a bowl of vegetable soup is the perfect meal. Lunch salads with low-calorie dressing can be prepared quickly and easily. Add some grilled chicken and you have a quick and easy dinner.


Tip #4 Rewire your sweet-tooth cravings

One of the most challenging aspects of starting a new diet may be eliminating sweets after overindulging during the holidays. Substituting healthy fruit for calorie-dense snacks can help you stick to your diet plan. Get your hands on as much fresh fruit as you can, whether that's apples, oranges, berries, or something else entirely. If you have a sweet tooth but are trying to watch what you eat, this is a fantastic option.

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Tip# 5 Choose better drinks

Last but not least, opt for water, coffee, tea, or diet cola rather than fruit juice, regular soda, or alcoholic beverages that are high in calories. Even beverages with added sugars are not as healthy as water, which is why it is recommended that you drink plenty of it. This essential nutrient assists the body in getting rid of waste, which in turn speeds up the process of losing weight.

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The final tip for successful dieting

Ease into your new eating plan gradually so that you can be in better shape for the new year rather than beginning with a trendy diet that promises quick results. Join our group on Facebook if you're in need of inspiration! This year, we have a ton of exciting things planned, including weekly challenges that will help improve your overall health.   To get ahead of the New Year, we already started early this month with weekly challenges.

We are covering everything from posture, nutrition, weight loss, heart health, time management, stress management, and much, much more - we are very excited to see you there!!


Hope this helps.

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Nancy Valdez

Nancy is a certified personal trainer & transformation life coach.

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Online Training, Weight Loss, Nutrition, Strength Training, Core and Balance, Flexibility and Mobility, Muscle Gain, Stress Reduction.

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