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diet tips

1, Drink water.
Drink water when you feel hungry, drink water or soup before meals, drink water after you eat some snacks. When it comes to weight loss, drinking water has a long list of benefits. The main one is preventing one from eating unneeded calories. If one drinks water before eating meals and snacks, it will make people eat less food. If one drinks water while eating snacks, this will help he or she stop food cravings more quickly, thus the person will be able to take in less calories.

2, Eat and chew food slowly.
Nowadays, more and more people have a busy schedule. So, people tend to eat meal fast. However, most people do not know eating fast is one of the reasons that cause people to gain extra weight. When one eats too fast, he or she tends to take in more food. If one eats and chews food slower, then he or she will feel full faster; thus there are no more extra calories, and people can maintain their healthy weight.

3, Prepare lunch at home.
Many people do not have the time to cook meal when it is lunch time. They have to eat at fast food restaurants. However, it is harder to control the calorie intake when eating outside. And most of the time, the food will be cooked with more fat, oil, and sodium compared to the food cooked at home. So, if it is possible, prepare the lunch before going to work in the morning, and also prepare some healthy snacks, such as fresh fruits.

4, Chew gum when you have cravings for sweets or other food.
This will help you stop the cravings a little bit. Or you can eat a piece of fruit, or some salad with no dressing.

5, Limit sweets and soda intake.
It is hard to stop eating sweets and soda completely, however, everyone should do the best to limit sweets and soda intake when trying to lose weight, because it can help reduce unwanted calorie intake greatly.

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