Are you trying to lose weight and no matter how hard you try you just can't see any real progress? Going on an all out diet is certainly a possibility and can be a great way to create that "shake up" that you probably need in your daily diet. In reality we don't need to go on a diet to lose weight. In fact, it can backfire and you can end up gaining more weight. When you deprive your body of essential nutrients it only gets better as storing fat.

The real secret is that instead of changing your eating habits for a short while (like with a diet) you have to change it permanently. Many of your little eating habits are probably responsible for your current weight and by changing some small things you can make some drastic changes. Lets quickly look at 3 of them.

1. Sugar

Excess sugar is so bad for you. Not only does it make you gain more weight but it actually prevents you from losing weight. Hidden sugars is an epidemic in our culture and with so many food being sold as "sugar free" its actually laced with artificial sweeteners which is ten times worse. You need to weed out sweet stuff because its nothing but a bad habit and something that can easily be a mild addiction. Stop drinking sugar in your coffee and stop drinking sweet drinks when you are thirsty. Drink water instead - it will actually quench your thirst and help you lose weight.

2. Seconds

The habit of eating seconds is nothing but a terrible habit. Your stomach is roughly the size of your fist and anything more than that you eat is probably excessive. The trouble with eating is that the more you eat, the more you can eat and most people who are overeating gradually upped the anti until they got to a point where they are eating enough for two people. Stop going for seconds. Its as simple as that. Cutting down on the quantity of food is the number one way to stop gaining weight.

3. Buying food

Cooking a wholesome meal after a long day at the office can be a real challenge. The alternative to simply buy take away is a really bad habit that you need to break. Take-aways are high in saturated fats and low in nutrients. A home cooked meal that is made from fresh ingredients is a vital part of living a healthy life. Don't just go for the easy way out. In the end a home cooked meal tastes much better anyway and won't leave you feeling hungry after an hour or two.

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Article by John C. Burrow - Please visit John's website for more infromation and advice.