Four Easy Ways to Lose Weight
I’ve used these tips & lost over 50 lbs
1. I weigh myself each day at the same time – in the morning. My weight fluctuates quickly. Daily weights show me the small changes.
2. I control cravings between meals and after dinner with nicotine lozenges or gum. Nothing else can suppress the appetite like nicotine gum or lozenges. Gum and lozenges are much better to control food cravings than patches, cigarettes or vaping.
3. I eat ALMOST WHATEVER I want for breakfast, lunch or dinner – in reasonable portions. For example, I quit buying half gallons of vanilla ice cream because I would eat the carton in three days. This was my habit for years. I still love ice cream but these days I drive and grab a soft- serve ice cream cone — every day. This keeps me from being deprived and I don’t feel like I am “dieting”.
4. I do not eat after dinner until breakfast the next morning – when dieting this includes late night alcohol (which contains sugars). Nicotine gum makes it easy to avoid eating until the next morning (getting a good night’s sleep is also very important). This is also known as “Intermittent Fasting” or simply IF.
I drink very little alcohol, so I don’t know it’s effects on my method. You could try only drinking with dinner or shortly afterwards, but stop as early as you can. But, alcohol is an intoxicant and we may be tempted to eat more when we drink (and smoke too!!)
Intermittent Fasting WORKS!
Starting in the summer of 2012 I cut out all nighttime snacks after dinner. I simply do not eat after dinner until the next morning’s breakfast, often 12+ hours later. I used to eat a lot of ice cream late at night and I knew I had to quit this bad habit! Read the exciting new research from the prestigious Salk Institute.
Scientists call this “Intermittent Fasting” – giving your body an 12 – 16 hour “fast” between dinner and breakfast. I’ve been doing this for almost 2 years and am now convinced that simply avoiding eating after dinner is a major factor in my weight loss. Here are several links about this simple, yet scientific way to lose weight and still eat the foods you love – in the daytime.
You don’t have to count calories hardly at all! I try to eat only between about 8-9 am and 6-7 pm (but some researchers say you can vary the time as you need). This makes dieting easier because you can eat mostly whatever you want during the daytime.
It is hard for many people to develop sufficient willpower to resist ALL between meal snacks. But, perhaps people could develop their willpower to resist the cravings for a regular 8-12 hour period only starting after dinner. We could teach people how to use their willpower for a short, defined time like 12 hours.
Check out these links for the the latest research and also look for see the new book called “The IF Diet” published in Jan 2014 by Robert Skinner. It’s a very impressive book that collects the most recent information on Intermittent Fasting. I had not heard the term before, but I have been doing it over two years and it works.
Intermittent Fasting Wikipedia Article