Here’s how to lose 12 pounds quickly, comfortless with some simple dietary adjustments:
If you drink cream in your coffee, stop. I used to love my cups of fresh-roasted coffee topped up with 18% cream. But when I decided it was time to get serious about weight loss, I started taking my coffee with skim milk at first, and then I switched to black. This was two years ago and I’ve maybe had two cups since with cream. It takes a bit of getting used to, but now I wouldn’t go back for anything.
Eliminate sweet treats, desserts, and junk food item from your diet. Cut out potato chips, cookies, candy bars, pastries, cakes and anything remotely similar to these snacks. They provide no nutritional value and only help pack on the poundage. Not a good thing at any time — and if you want to lose weight, you’ve got to drop this unhealthy snack habit right away.
If you regularly consume sugary soft drinks, make a change in favor of water. Like all habits, this one might be hard to break, especially if you haven’t grown to enjoy a fresh glass of water as your beverage of choice.
If you’ve got a juicer or blender in your kitchen, it’s time to put those wonderful machines to use. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices give you nutritious refreshment that fills you up. Healthy smoothies make a great snack at any time of year and they help prevent you from reaching for chips, or a candy bar mid-day, when those hunger pains set in.
Buy extra vegetables like celery, broccoli and carrots, and prepare these into ready to eat, bite-size pieces. Keep them in the refrigerator for a quick and healthy snack — whenever you get hungry. But please avoid the dip — that’s where all the fat is.