Simple Diets for Life Tips for Everyone

Like many people, you may well have tried just about every "bandwagon surefire weight loss" diet or drink that comes along, only to be dismayed when the weight you lost mysteriously reappeared. Most diets for life, fail because they're simply a temporary fix for long-term bad habits.

You can correct those bad habits pretty easily, if you're truly motivated, and follow healthy diets for life. Making healthier food choices, eating at regular times of day and staying hydrated are just a few of the weight loss tips you'll find included below.

• Don't skip breakfast! Start your day right by giving your body the fuel it needs to produce energy throughout the day, and you won't suffer that mid-morning crash or slump `nd automatically reach for a pastry or another high calorie, zero nutrition, fat creating food. Some excellent breakfast choices include oatmeal; eggs; fruits and whole grain breads, these should always be included in your diets for life.

• Take your time when eating, making sure you thoroughly chew your food, There are a number of good reasons to cultivate this habit. The stomach requires a minimum of 15 minutes to send the signal to the brain that it's full. Eating slowing aids your digestive system in doing its job more easily, without necessitating the creation of large amounts of acid and other enzymes break down larger food bits.

• Stay hydrated. Drinking ample amounts of good water daily is a key to good health and weight loss. Recent scientific research has proven what feels like a hunger pang or craving may be your body telling you it's dehydrated. So be sure to drink several bottles or glasses of good water daily, as part of your diets for life - particularly when you feel a craving. You may find that a lot of them simply disappear!

• Try eating six small meals throughout the day rather than three larger ones. Choose healthy foods - fruits and proteins are both good for promoting healthy weight loss.

• Make sure your meals are rich in green leafy vegetables, beans, dark yellow fruits and vegetables.

• Eat only when you're truly HUNGRY and not just bored or trying to satiate an emotional need, rather than a true physical one. Include iron-rich foods in your diet, as iron deficiency can lead to problems such as anemia.

• Become a Label Reader! Take responsibility for what you're putting into your body. In this age of so many convenient pre-cooked microwaveable meals, if the label has more unpronounceable chemicals and preservatives than it does true food substances, those are things your digestive system doesn't know how to break down or have use for, and should never be incorporated in your diets for life. Simple and natural is always the healthiest, smartest choice.

• Avoid sodium and salt. These are notorious for causing high blood pressure and water weight retention. So steering clear of sodas (even diet ones) and highly salted foods is a great idea.

Remember, these are habits to develop and put to use, not just a temporary quick fix fad diet. Change your lifestyle to change your health and your weight, think healthy diets for life - it works!

Anthony Purcell is a freelance writer and the author of How to Choose the Best Diet for Your Needs