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Add More To Your Diet

written by: chesanekc • edited by: Diana Cooper • updated: 10/7/2010

When you think about going on a diet, right away you think about how much food you have to take away from your daily intake. However, you can diet successfully by actually adding food to your diet.

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    Add More To Your Diet

    Does it seem like every time you start dieting you need to take away so much food in order to be successful? Many diets tell you that you need to stop eating this and stop eating that, so no wonder you feel like you're are losing so much. So why not add more food to your daily intake?

    Instead of feeling discouraged because you need to take away a lot of the food you love when you start a diet, why not think of adding more to your diet? When you diet you normally change your entire food routine around and end up hungry after every meal. Instead of starving yourself, eat when you are hungry. The key to this is to eat healthy. After you eat lunch you may end up being hungry in a hour or so, so eat a piece of fruit like a banana or grapefruit.

    Think about the things that you can add to your diet such as lots of fruits, vegetables, lean meats and fish and lots of water. If you look at a diet that way you may not feel as though you are taking so much away. For example, if your normal daily intake consists of eating a McDonald's sausage, egg and cheese McMuffin, a large sandwich for lunch, a candy bar for a snack and a large bowl of pasta and meatballs for dinner, you can easily change this around to be healthy. Instead eat 6 small meals a day. This way you will feel more satisfied and you will not be starving when you get home so you will not eat a huge meal.

    An example of a healthy diet would be eggs, a piece of wheat toast and a piece of fruit for breakfast, a protein bar for a snack, a turkey burger (without a bun) and a side of vegetables for lunch, a small salad for a late day snack, chicken breast with brown rice and a vegetable for dinner and fat free chocolate pudding with cool whip for dessert. This diet does not look as though you are taking a lot away, but more so like you are adding. Instead of only have three or four meals a day, you will have six so it will make you feel like you are adding to your daily intake, but you are keeping it healthy.

    Dieting can be hard and discouraging but it does not have to be. Plan out your meals each day to see how much you really can eat and lose weight. This way you may feel better about going on a diet and not feel like you are completely changing your daily routine.