With summer just around the corner, it is time to get serious about our diets and workout regimens to get our bodies ready to bare some skin. As many of you know, diet is just as important (if not more important) as exercise. The goal for your diet is to significantly reduce your appetite to prevent junk food impulses, lose weight quickly, and improve your metabolism. Maintaining a proper diet will keep you fuller and more satisfied throughout the day.
If you are looking to shed some pounds and not sure how, keep reading. We’ve assembled a list of 5 foods to include in your grocery list that will help you reach your goal weight along with some helpful tips and recommendations to consider.
In discussions about dieting, a topic that often comes up is that of "cheating"; is it good or bad to cheat once in a while during a diet?
In order to answer this question appropriately, it is necessary to look at both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of dieting, and the physiological and psychological responses they each elicit...
Dieting - what are we really talking about?
The dictionary definition of "diet" and "dieting" is "to eat and drink sparingly or according to prescribed rules" or "a controlled intake of foods, as for medical reasons or cosmetic weight loss".
However, these definitions do not tell us anything about the two different aspects of dieting; the quantitative and qualitative parts, and their respective consequences. In everyday parlance, dieting usually implies both eating less calories (quantitative aspect) than usual, and eating "specific" foods (qualitative aspect).
Nevertheless, when considering the consequences of "cheating" and trying to answer the question whether it is a good or bad practice, it is important to distinguish these aspects of dieting. Let's take a quick look at each: