How To Beat Daily Diet Traps

wall clock made from a plate and fork and knife represent the hands(BlackDoctor.org) — Battling the bulge? Can’t seen to lose those extra pounds? It could be that your problem isn’t what you eat, but when you’re eating it.

The first general problem that most people in general make is eating breakfast too late/not eating breakfast at all. For those dieters who find themselves nibbling mid-morning on stale doughnuts left in the employee lounge, your problem could be what you didn’t eat earlier in the day. People who skip breakfast in an effort to cut calories inevitably eat more calories later in the day. It might sound counter-intuitive, but eat something even if you’re not hungry. I guarantee, for most people, it will help curb those temptations to snack later on.

Of course, make it a healthy breakfast. Your best bet is whole grain cereal, nonfat milk or soymilk, and a glass of OJ or a banana. If you must skip breakfast, be prepared for the inevitable blood-sugar nose dive by bringing healthful snacks, such as fruit, string cheese, yogurt, or nuts.

Lunch Disasters

If you didn’t eat breakfast, then you’re likely to be starving by mid-day and lunch can be dangerous for a dieter. Even if you ate a good breakfast, but lunch is a social event, you can overdo it. People tend to eat more when they dine with friends. Ideally, bring your lunch with you and pack a nutritious one.