No matter what body type you are, at some point in time, pretty much all women feel the need to wear a tight dress to show off their curves. Tight-fitting clothing looks great on the female shape, but if you want to pull it off, as if you’ve dressed for the red carpet, it’s often best to put in a little preparatory work on your diet.
Whether you’re dressing for a special occasion or just a planned big night with friends (particularly apt in the run-up to Christmas), below are some proven diet tips that will help you look great and turn heads.
Avoid the Starvation Tactic and Eat More Small Portions
Often there’s a temptation for people to skip meals when they’re dieting, thinking that if they eat less, the weight will simply drop off. While it’s perhaps true that this route can work, often, it just results in binge eating to over-compensate feeling so hungry, and that will just put you right back to square one. Also, it’s incredibly unhealthy and you could end up doing long-term damage to your body.
Instead, you should aim to eat smaller portions regularly throughout the day. The staples should be there – breakfast, lunch, and dinner – but you can also allow yourself a couple of snacks. A perfect example of a good, healthy snack is the mini-bars available on medical-supermarket.com. Fruit snacks are also a great choice.
By controlling your diet better, but not skipping meals, you’ll still give your body all the nutrients it needs but will shed weight quickly. You will also train your mind and body better and be far more likely to avoid putting the weight back on.
Remember to Stay Well-hydrated
Around 60% of the human body is water, so you must stay well-hydrated, and even more so when you’re dieting. Also, it’s very common for people to mistake the signs that their body is telling them to drink more and feel this as something like being hungry. The next time you think you’re feeling hungry after eating recently, try having a glass of water instead to test if it’s ‘false hunger’.
Drinking more water will also help you feel more energized. Plus, it’s proven to be good for maintaining the elasticity of the skin.
Avoid Sugary Foods
If there’s one sure way to wreck even the best-laid diet plans, it’s to feast on sugary foods and snacks. You should try to cut sugar from your food and drink as much as possible when you’re dieting.
Cut out the Pre-made Meals and Go for Home Cooking
When you cook for yourself, you can carefully monitor the ingredients and ensure you’re using only the best and leanest options. Pre-made meals are often full of all kinds of extra oils, grease, and additives that your body simply doesn’t need, and that will also hamper your chances of losing weight. Instead, go shopping for the individual items you want, and prepare your own food. There are plenty of diet cooking tips available online.