Tips to help you avoid weight loss temptations

Posted by: smilie on 01/15/2006 - 02:26 AM

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions that people make is to lose a few pounds during the upcoming year.

Unfortunately, it is also very common that most people will have abandoned their weight loss efforts within two or three weeks. One of the primary reasons people fail to stick to their resolution to lose weight is because of giving in to temptation.

Before you start your weight loss efforts, take time to eliminate any tempting foods from your home, such as snack cakes and ice cream. Fill your shelves with whole grain cereal, pasta, and bread, fresh fruits and vegetables, and low-fat yogurt, for example. If you’ve stocked your desk at work with unhealthy snack foods, such as candy bars and cookies, replace them with ealthier alternatives, such as fresh fruit, low-fat granola bars or rice cakes. Having these snack foods on hand at work will help you resist the urge to hit the vending machine.

One of the best ways to avoid temptation throughout the day is to start your morning with breakfast. Breakfast is actually considered by many dietitians and physicians to be the most important meal of the day, yet it is the meal that is most often skipped when people are trying to lose weight. A breakfast of a bowl of Quaker Oatmeal topped with fresh fruit and a glass of Tropicana orange juice helps start your day in healthy way and provides the natural nutrition of whole grains and fruits.

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