Eliminate all processed foods from your diet. This includes high sugar drinks, such as cola, fruit drinks and cool aide. Eliminate any additional sugar you use in your coffee. Stop eating any high fat, high sugar foods such as candy bars and cookies.
Replace all liquid drinks with ice water. The body has to work harder to process ice water because of its cold temperature. This helps the body burn a few extra calories every time you drink it. Water also helps to cleanse the body of any toxins.
Drink at least 10, 8 oz. (236 ml) glasses of water a day for a month. Avoid using any type of sugar or artificial sweeteners to flavor water. They won't help you.
Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, especially apples and citrus fruits. These accelerate the body's fat burning process. Avoid buying canned goods. These items have large amounts of sodium and sugars in them, which can interfere with your body's ability to lose weight and reduce body fat.
Consume plenty of whole grains. Replace white bread with whole wheat bread. Replace white pasta with whole-wheat pasta and white rice with whole grain rice. Buy whole grain cereals and breakfast bars.
Purchase non-fat milk or skim milk. Drink this instead of regular milk. Use non-fat milk for low-fat smoothies, cereals and coffee drinks.
Buy lean meats such as skinless and boneless chicken breast. Purchase ground turkey instead of ground beef. Also, make sure the ground turkey you purchase has 7 percent of fat or less.
Eat plenty of small meals throughout the day, as opposed to 3 big meals per day. Eating small meals throughout the day keeps the metabolism constantly working. It also decreases your appetite.
Limit caloric intake to 1,500 calories a day, for a month. The calorie intake number is the most important part of losing weight. Also, keep track of fat grams. Do not eat more than 30 grams of fat per day.