5 Tips on Autumn Diet

After a summer of ice cream ans barbecues, you might be wondering how to get your diet back on track. Although January is probably the most popular time to start a weight loss program, I think that fall is even better season for launching a fitness and diet regimen. With the first colder days, the routines become more structured, especially if you have kids back in school. Furthermore, who likes going to gym when it’s sizzling and humid outside? Here are my 5 tips on dieting in Autumn!

  1. Eat 5 small meals each day: breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between. If you eat small portions more often, your appetite will be kept under control and your energy level will remain stable.
  2. Fibre-rich fruits and/or vegetables should be included in each snack and meal. Recommended veggies: green peas, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, sweet potato; fruits: blackberries, raspberries, plums, pears, apples, apricots, mango. Eat foods in seasons, because of the peak flavors and their health benefits. But, use foods in a different, more diet-friendly ways than before. For example, when you hear pumpkin has many health advantages, think beyond pie; pumpkin soup is a way better choice!
  3. Cut back on red and processed meat, although I’m sure you enjoy those delicious sausages on the grill. At least three times a week, have a vegetarian meals. On the other days, eat fish, chicken or turkey most often.
  4. Summer is gone, so cut back on ice cream and “refreshing” cocktails.
  5. Keeping a food journal is always a good idea; you’ll realize how much you’re eating and what isn’t included in your diet. This way, you’ll be able to make your weight loss plan not only more effective, but healthier, too.

Finally, it’s important to stay consistent and optimistic. To learn how to ease diet stress and for many other useful dieting tips, visit honestdieting.