Dieting doesn't have to be a chore. Actually, you can eat what you like and still cut the pounds. How you ask? By smarter eating. For example, there are 7 days in a week. Let us say you eat clean for 2 days with the third day being a cheat day. More times then not, you are eating well and still having what you like to eat. This has many benefits. You get to reward yourself for successfully eating correctly the first 2 days and then you shocked your metabolism to burn even more calories by incorporating that 3rd day as your cheat day. When you eat clean for long periods of time, your metabolism adapts to this, so you have to shock you metabolism to kick start extra calorie burning. Some of the easiest ways to eat smarter are,
1. Drink plenty of water during your meals. You will fill up on water and not consume extra calories.
2. Eat a big breakfast. Eating breakfast kick starts your metabolism. When you skip breakfast, you run the risk of over eating later in the day.
3. Try not to eat 4 hours before bed time. Going to sleep on an empty stomach will prevent your body from storing extra calories and when you wake up you'll be so hungry, you won't want to miss breakfast.
Follow these 3 simple steps and you can easily cut back on calories and boost you metabolism with out removing the foods you enjoy. Eating smarter will promote long term weight and fat loss and keep your goals in site. Remember, eating for weight loss is not a sprint, it is a marathon.
About the Author: Joe Maresca - Senior Health & Fitness Advisor - http://www.getbuilt.net