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6 Easy Dieting Tips For a Beginner

I think most of us can agree that losing weight sucks. Make it suck a little bit less today with a few of these really Easy Dieting Tips For Beginners that I’ve learned throughout the years!

Dieting Tips For Beginners

Drink more water! Start off with at least a gallon a day and go from there. Aside from all the health benefits of staying hydrated, it should also help curb your hunger a bit.

Did you know that most of the time you think that you’re hungry, you’re probably just thirsty?

Don’t starve yourself. This is one of the bigger dieting tips for me. If I get too hungry, I tend to overindulge or eat something I shouldn’t. I don’t ever eat a set number of meals a day so I’m not suggesting eating more often is better than not.

All I’m saying is to learn your body and if you tend to overindulge like me when you get too hungry then break that habit with a quick snack even if you’re fasting!

You can’t eat bad food if you don’t have bad food! Throw it away or since I hate wasting food, donate it to a friends diet you want to sabotage.

Seriously though, if you just get rid of the temptation you’ll be far less likely to cheat.

Chew some gum, brush your teeth, or eat something sour. I don’t know why and there is exactly 0 science behind this but whenever I do either of these all of my cravings go away.

Yes, this one of the weirdest dieting tips out there!

Slower Digesting Foods

Casein like in cottage cheese, complex carbs like in rolled oats, or fats like in a nut butter will all digest super slow and keep you full longer. Eat these.

Make healthier alternatives to whatever you’re craving. Pizza, tacos, pasta, cheesecake, cupcakes, cookies…the list goes on. Don’t limit yourself.

You can use our recipe filter page to find healthier alternatives to your favorite cravings then let me know some of your favorite dieting tips in the comments below!



  1. GREG WILLIAMSON on January 29, 2017 at 12:00 am

    What is your opinion on imtermittent fasting? Keep on with the videos!!

    • Derek Howes on January 30, 2017 at 12:00 am

      If it works for you, I think it’s great. Really though, I’ve had great success with it over the years. It takes a couple weeks to adapt to but after that it’s usually a breeze (tons of energy/clarity fasted). I’ll do a video at some point on it!

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