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By: Rob Harris
Below are 10 dieting tips that you can take and use to start your dieting, assuming you want to diet to lose weight. These quick tips will help you to get the figure you want and you'll be a happier person and feel good.

Drink enough water. In order to keep hydrated, you need to drink enough water, and then you will be able to do the exercise that you need to be doing. It allows the body to digest the food you consume, properly by carrying the nutrients to the various parts of the body. It also regulates body temperature and moisturises the air coming from the lungs.

Arrange your kitchen well. If you have healthy snacks at hand, easily available, then you will be more likely to reach for these than pick up an unhealthy snack. For example, a bowl of fruit by the back door will enable you to pick up an apple on the way out.

Manage your time properly. If you can manage your time well, then your excuse of not having time to prepare a decent meal and therefore eat healthily is taken away. If you want something badly enough, you will find a way to make the time that you need.

Join a slimming club. If you join a slimming club, you will have people who also want to diet and lose weight around you and you can keep each other motivated to keep on towards your weight loss goal. You can also help for advice from other members and the person who runs the club.

Have a gym buddy. In the same vein as the previous idea, you can get a friend or family member to help you keep up your diet and gym program. This will keep you motivated and you can help each other out.

Ignore fad diets that promise results in a very short period of time. While these diets may work in the short term, they don't tend to in the long term because they're not meant to last that long.

Calorie cutting isn't always a good thing. Even if you are planning to lose weight by dieting, you still need calories in order to keep the metabolism up and be able to do exercise. If you cut calories to the point that you can't do this, then you are defeating the object of the diet.

Be wary of where the excess fat is on your body. The risks to your health are higher if you have the weight around your mid section, because the fat is stored and the abdominal organs and the liver. This is actually linked to diabetes and the resistance of insulin.

Use your clothes! If you have an old pair of jeans that you used to be able to get into, use it as motivation by keeping them in view, so that you often see them and this will keep you motivated to keep up your dieting and exercise schedule.

Take a photo! Also to do with motivation, take a picture of yourself and then take, for example, a monthly photo so you can actually notice the change in your body, instead of seeing your body every day and seeing the gradual change,. Noticing the bigger change will motivate you to keep going.


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