Updated on February 27th, 2017
Photograph courtesy Philip Greenspun
There are many diets but all of them would be a waste of time and money if you do not follow them. Or even worse. You can lose your health or your life trying to lose weight in an inadequate way or too fast.
If you obesity is severe, go to the doctor. Period.
If you want to reduce a few pounds, change your eating habits. You don’t have to eat less. You have to eat different. It is very important that you never feel hungry.
1) Information about the risks of obesity
2) Information about the nutrients
3) Determination. You decide firmly to get slimmer
Have a good breakfast . Tea or coffee. Skimmed milk. No sugar, no sweeteners. Very soon you will hate the sweetness in the drink. Do you put sugar in the water? If you don’t, why do you need it in the tea?. Avoid all type of manufactured refreshments. 99,99% are full of sugar or artificial sweeteners. Drink natural orange juice. I drink the juice of two lemons just getting up in the morning. Immediately I wash my mouth in order not to harm the teeth. My stomach complained at the beginning buy two or three days later it was stronger.
Start the day with fresh fruit. Pineapple, oranges, pears, strawberries, etc.
If you like eggs, have eggs. But use a trick. Make them in specials pans with only a drop of olive oil. Eat three or four white of eggs and one yolk. Or make an omelet with them. If you like bread, two ounces will do. More? Have grilled fresh fish. I assure you that after that you will work all the morning trough without feeling hungry. Drink as much water as you can.
Take a few apples in your bag. When your stomach has been relieved from all the morning stuff, eat as many apples as you want. If you wash them in the morning, you can eat them unpeeled.
At work, avoid elevators. Walk up and down. Don’t phone you colleges. Visit them in their offices. Keep moving. If you are a bricklayer, a carpenter, a plumber or a peasant, you probably won’t have obesity problems.
After work, do some exercise. Go to the gym, jog, walk instead of taking the car, the bus or the tube.
In the afternoon, at six or seven, eat boiled vegetables, salads, more grilled fish or grilled chicken breast. The quantity… as you like..
Make love. As much as possible. Or order your things. Or look after the garden. Or go dancing… but drink water. Don’t seat to watch television and all the food rubbish that they advert. It will go to your subconscious.
Before going to bed, a glass of skimmed milk or a piece of fruit. Love again? Why not?
Be patient. Control you weight once a week, NOT EVERYDAY. Keep a log. Be prepared to be like that a few months. When you feel happy, follow the normal Mediterranean Diet but keeps the good habits that you have acquired. From time to time you will be able to enjoy a delicious dessert . It will be even more delicious with “dry”(not sweet) coffee or milk.
Cropped and resized picture of one of the most famous photographers in the world, Philip Greenspun.