Let’s go ahead and get the juicy details on 3 things the best online diets recommend:
1. Leave off the sauces. – Yup, I know this is one hard thing to do and tough to resist as I can only imagine. You might want to think of sauces and their counterparts (gravies, toppings, grated cheese and dressings) as globs of fat that are placed over otherwise nutritious foods. Well, if you really thought about it, in many cases they are precisely that. Lets take a baked potato for example. Taken by itself it has relatively few calories and high fiber content. Add rich toppings to it however, and the calorie count will most definitely soar.
2. Eat small meals regularly. – Frequent eating is actually a good rule to follow and most of the best online diets are in favor of it. As long as the quantity is small each time you eat, its actually more helpful than harmful. This is because hunger is never allowed to build to the “breaking point” – where you can no longer take it and dive in to every delectable treat in the fridge or in the fast food restos on your way from work. Also, blood sugar levels are maintained at an even level and this can result in the elimination of hunger signals and produce a more steady level of energy.
3. Avoid fad diets. – Clearly one common personality of the best online diets is they discourage fad diets. You may have an idea of what I’m referring to. Some examples are grapefruit, liquid protein, lettuce and cottage cheese, all fruit or all vegetables, and absolutely no carbs, sugar or salt. Do you know what all these diets have in common? Zero balance. These kinds of fad diets only work in the short term because they lower calorie intake. But you see, over the long haul, they can deplete the body of important nutrients and throw your system way out of balance.