It doesn't matter if it's diet soda or not, soda has zero nutritional value, but it does have artificial sweeteners, additives and is bad news all around. Studies have shown that people drinking two or more diet sodas a day have waist size increases six times greater than non-soda drinkers.
Believe it or not, neuroscientists have discovered that spending time looking at these images evokes a REAL emotional and physical hunger. On the flip side, why not focus your attention on pictures of healthier foods?
Do you know that fit people all have something in common? Studies have shown that healthy-weight people all chew each bite at least 15 times or more, while heavier people only chew an average of 12 times.
A Journal of Nutrition study found that the antioxidants in cocoa reduced fat deposits in mice. The trick is that normal, sugary chocolate won't do this. You need to pick a cocoa rated at 80% to 90% to get the benefits.
Drinking green tea encourages weight loss. This is because it contains a group of polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants, known as catechins. Not only is this good for your overall health, but some studies show that it actually prevents the buildup of fat in your fat cells. As a bonus, it's also a mild appetite suppressant.
Rewarding yourself keeps you motivated each time you reach a goal. Make a list of rewards you'd like, but don't make it about food. Instead, try things like seeing a movie, going to the spa, going shopping or whatever you like best.