I have to say, I think that most people are totally missing the point.
If you eat well, avoid processed and fast foods, drink lots of water and include a little daily activity in your life (like walking or gardening or playing with your kids), YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO DIET AGAIN. Yes, that is what I said--no dieting--ever.
If you simply gave your body what it needs to work properly, you would never find yourself in a position of "having to diet".
There is so much misperception out there about how to lose weight, what "diet" works or doesn't, what you need to do to be "healthy'--just a little "food for thought"--how much of that misperception comes from commercials and ads for Diet Products, Food Products and Pharmaceutical solutions? Most...doesn't that make you go Hmmm??
So, get right to the point--give your body the nutrients it needs by eating whole, tasty foods--from as close to home as you can get them. Cook more yourself and avoid processed, fast and junk foods. Drink lots of water. Include a little activity in your day. That's it. Problem solved. Never diet again...
Tomato and Cucumber Couscous Salad
2 cups cooked and cooled couscous
1 tomato cubed
1/3 english cucumber, cubed
2 green onions chopped or 1/4 up fresh chives
1 tbsp fresh parsley
1 tbsp fresh oregano
2-3 tbsp olive oil
juice of 1 lemon, plus zest
1 clove garlic, minced
Combine salad ingredients. Whisk dressing ingredients together and toss with couscous mixture.