The New Year brings new promises that we make to ourselves to improve our lives in many ways. One of those promises is to eat less and lose weight. And each year we fail ourselves with not following those diet plans we vow to do and giving up on them. Do not diet. Yes you read me right. Do not diet. Change your eating habits. Don’t count those calories. Most of us get bored with keeping up with calories, fat grams, and special diets that you have to plan a menu to follow every week.

Use these tips to help you eat less and get exercise. I have struggled with weight loss for many years and tried many diets just to end up failing. I finally gave up and decided to just change my habits. The holidays don’t help when you want to lose weight so enjoy your holiday and the family meals. If you feel that you are missing out because you have to be strictly on your diet then this is going to lead to depression and this in turn causes you to over eat. I have problems with arthritis in my feet so finding exercise that doesn’t have me in pain and my feet swelling is very hard to do. Complete exercise and supplements should be provided to the person to get reduction in the weight. Some tips and tricks can be followed through the person for the advantage. Along with the exercises, the resurge review can be checked for the consumption of the weight loss pills. No harm like swelling of the body parts will be there.¬†

You can lower your calorie intake by using good judgment instead of counting each calorie. I cut way back on milk but I still like to have it in my cereal for breakfast. My doctor suggested skim milk. I hate skim milk. What I do is I buy 2 percent or 1 percent milk and then I water it down. Not too much but enough to where it is still milk. I save money this way too.

Do not eat donuts because they are pure sugar. Cut out sweets but still give yourself a treat every now and then. If you don’t buy it then you have less chance in eating it or craving it. The holidays sure have got me on this one. If someone brings them in the house I am sure to want them.

Don’t buy diet meals. Have you looked at the sodium content on these meals? Instead cut portions on what you eat. Use “No Salt”; a salt substitute. I can’t tell any difference in it and real salt. If you don’t buy salt you will cut out sodium in your diet a great deal. Eat your largest meal early in the day and the lighter meal at the evening meal. My doctor suggested eating several mini meals to ward off hunger.

Use these basic tips for healthier eating. Choose foods that are brown. Choose meat that is white. Instead of white rice, pasta, bread, potatoes, choose brown rice, wheat pasta, multigrain wheat bread, and sweet potatoes. These will also help lower cholesterol. When choosing meat instead of brown meats choose chicken, turkey, fish. Bake or grill your meat instead of frying. The same goes for your vegetables. Don’t cook in heavy oils or fats. Trim fat off meat but leave enough for flavoring.

Use sugar substitutes instead of sugar. Splenda is very similar to sugar. You may be surprised at how much you don’t really miss using sugar very much. Juices are high in sugar and corn so stick to limiting these.

Make a rule when dining out to only order water with your meals and do the same at home. Be aware also of the drinks that you are consuming. Most people don’t think that fluids can add the pounds but they can if you are drinking high calorie ones like whole milk, chocolate milk, hot chocolate, egg nog. Limit these to special occasions.

Choose ways of getting exercise that is fun. Swimming is a lot of fun and can burn off a lot of calories. Try parking at the far end of parking lots so you are getting more exercise and go window shopping just for fun. Go to the mall and just walk to sightsee all the pretty decorations this Christmas. Take the kids to the park on pretty days and take the dog for a walk and tour the parks. If you are young enough go sled riding with kids in the snow this winter. Build a snowman. Making a fun day doesn’t seem so much like exercise.