Overweight? Need to shed some pounds? Here are some diet tips to help you do so.

Everyone seems to have diet tips. But maybe, just maybe, you'll find the tips here that were meant for you. Tips that will lead you to a destination of reduced weight, more vitality, and greater satisfaction.

After all, sometimes just one or two good ideas, and some new habits, can make a real difference.

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The Best Diet Plan

"The absolute best diet plan that you can choose is one that you'll stick with from start to finish - finish meaning 'that moment when you reach your weight loss goal'."

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Nature's Original Fast Food.

"Fruits and vegetables are nature's original fast food. When it's snack time, grab Fruit— an apple or orange, or a zip lock bag and fill with sweet cherries, grapes, dried dates, figs, prunes, raisins, or apricots Vegetables— carrot sticks, broccoli, or some red, yellow, and green pepper. Try dipping your vegetables in low-fat or non-fat salad dressing. "

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Are you really ready to lose weight? There is something very important you must consider.

To really lose weight, you'll have to change your lifestyle. A lot of people talk about wanting to lose weight, but when it comes to changing their lifestyle, well... Not many people are willing to go the distance. That's why so many people don't lose weight and for the people who lose weight, they gain a lot of it back.

What restaurants think about diet.

"Consider this: We love fat because it carries flavor, and restaurants aren't as interested in whether we'll be around in 30 years as whether we'll be back next week."

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How to eat what you like and still lose weight.

"Don't give it [food you like] up if you don't want to, just reduce your intake."

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How to spice up bland foods.

"Saucy but Healthy Eating bland foods is boring, unsatisfying, and if that is what your diet consists of, more than likely, you will be off it shortly after you start. If you enjoy good tasting food, some sauces and spices can enhance your food while not adding calories to your food. The next you grill meat, consider using one of these:

§ Reduced-salt Soy Sauce

§ Mustard

§ Salsa

§ Worcestershire Sauce

§ Vinegar (this comes in wonderful flavors)

§ Teriyaki Sauce

§ Tomato Sauce

§ Hot Sauce"

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Soups may provide one of the answers for you.

"Soups are filling, tasty and healthy. Stay away from creamed soups."

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The importance of protein.

"The ideal fat loss diet contains moderate amounts of fats, moderate amounts of carbohydrates and large amounts of protein. Protein helps to build and repair muscle, and it also aids in increasing your metabolism and enhancing your immune system."

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Help in smart snacking.

Be careful about meal replacement bars. Often they are very high in sugar and calories. Don't be fooled if they say they are "natural." They can still contain a lot of sugar and calories. Here's the key - do they have sugar as their second ingredient? If so, find something else.

What to do when you eat out a lot.

"Eating out? Halve it, and bag the rest. A typical restaurant entree has 1,000 to 2,000 calories, not even counting the bread, appetizer, beverage, and dessert."

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What kind of goals to set when you want to lose weight.

"Set goals that focus on small, cumulative changes in your activities and diet that will lead to long-term health changes. Your goals should be specific, within your reach, and flexible enough to break once in a while. "

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Insulin and weight loss.

"Insulin plays a major role in weight gain, and even keeps us from losing weight. Insulin is responsible for the storage of all the foods we eat: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. "

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You should do this before going out to eat at a restaurant.

"Drink at least one full-glass of water or unsweetened iced tea before eating your meal. This helps your digestive process, and, because you'll feel full sooner, you will eat less."

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Mini Workouts Work.

"It's tough for me to set 30 or 40 minutes every day for exercise, as is the case for many of us. That doesn't mean we get to cross fitness off our to do list! In recent years, exercise experts have conceded that the 30 minutes of activity a day we're all advised to get doesn't have to be in one lump of time.

Breaking the half hour into three 10 minute increments may be just as good for you. Work in a 10 minute walk before work, at lunch and when you get home. By the end of the day, you've gotten 30 minutes of exercise broken up into tiny jolts!"

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Consider Portion Size

"Rules of Thumb on Portion Size

How large a portion of food is ok? Today, so many portions you eat are larger than you realize. They are also larger than the standard amounts recommended by the Food Pyramid. You can use your hands to help you visualize the size of the portions you eat. "

Note: When you click on the link below, you'll go to a page that gives you rules to help you choose portions for the foods you eat. This can be a very important diet tip!

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