Dieting like everything else is not easy. People say the hardest part about dieting or eating right is getting past the first few days. Well, let me tell you something, it’s not at least for me is not. It starts out good, but then I get busy or I’m in a rush because I have to be somewhere, so it becomes a grab and go sort of thing. Then add late nights and busy schedules, dieting becomes more of a hustle than a way of feeling better. There are so many “do this” and “don’t do that” which makes it hard keep up with, so what I have found is that just making the right choice rather than following certain guides is a lot easier than trying to keep the constant battle of dos and don’ts.

Jillian Michael is back and more than ever is she relating to knowing the feeling of wanting to get rid of that unwanted weight. She recently took two seasons off from The Biggest Loser to start raising her family. While raising two kids, Jillian put a couple of pounds on, and now she wants it gone. “I’ve become the master of shortcuts! It’s still about eating less and moving more, but there’s a way to do it so you don’t feel miserable.” She gives the readers of Health Magazine some of her tips to losing weight and keeping it off.

Tip #1: Swear off fad diets. They ask you to stop eating one thing in order to lose weight, but in turn you are cutting out a major part of a food good that does harm to your metabolism and won’t help you lose in the end.

Tip #2: Be an 80/20 eater. 80 percent of what you eat should be healthy and 20 percent should be more calorie filled and fun, so you don’t feel as though you are cutting everything out.

Tip #3: Speak in positives. Say “I want to” and “I won’t” over “I have to” or “I cant.”

Tip #4: Get your sleep. Sleeping allows your body to balance out your hormones to help you lose weight.

Tip #5: Diversify your workouts. Work more muscles to help you lose more weight.

Tip #6: Order wisely at restaurants. Go in knowing what you want because most restaurants have the basic veggies, grains, and it will help you make your meal more beneficial.

Tip #7: Scout out lunch spots near the office. Make a list of healthy restaurants with fit meals near you that you can be prepared to order from at any time.

Tip #8: Travel with snacks. Bring small bags of almonds or oatmeal, healthy snacks, so when you feel hungry you have a something that you won’t regret later.

Tip #9: Fill up before parties. Fill up on something healthy before you go then that way you won’t be hungry later. Also, you can take a healthy dish with you to save you for when you do feel hungry later.

Tip #10: Eat citrus every day. It has cortisol in it which is a hormone that tells your body to store fat.

Tip #11: Eat more turkey. It has amino acids and helps you stay fuller for longer.

Tip #12: Drink plenty of water. Hydration stops hunger and increases your metabolism by three percent.

Tip #13: Say yes to dark chocolate. It is an antioxidant plus it cures your cravings.

Tip #14: Stand up! Stand up when you can because it burns 1.5 more calories than sitting.

Tip #15: Clean out your pantry. Get rid of everything that has high-fructose corn syrup, trans fat, and artificial sweeteners.

Tip #16: Spotlight healthy food. Put fruits and veggies at eye level in the refrigerator or out on the counter, so you can see them.

Tip #17: Ration your junk food. One buy one serving of junk food, so you don’t binge all day and ruin all the hard work.

Tip #18: Don’t freak out on ‘fat’ days. Sometimes when you haven’t worked out, you become sluggish making you feel fat. Do not panic.

All of these tips are easy for anyone and everyone to follow, and don’t make it a hustle to get fit and lose weight. It also makes it perfect for the on the go college students or the busy mom to find tips and tricks to staying on track with the little time you have to think about what you can do without the struggle of remember the “dos and don’ts” of dieting.

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