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Boot~ique: Three diet tips that won’t kill you

Editor's Note: San Diego Gay & Lesbian News is proud to introduce our new Fitness and Diet columnist, Jaylin Allen! Although Jaylin has only been in San Diego for a year, she's already seen huge success with her popular Boot~ique Fitness boot camp classes, as outlined in our profile last week. She will be sharing her fitness and nutritional insight on a bi-weekly basis, so stay tuned!

Thinking about going on a diet? Think your life will be over?

Think again!

These three easy diet tips will help move those pounds off your waist, without making you feel like you can’t move anymore.

1. Clean out your kitchen

Those processed foods living in your cabinet are just going to torment you.

If they are in your home, you are going to eat them.

Instead, replace them with bright, lively and yummy fruits and vegetables that will support your weight loss goals.

2. Buy pre-cut vegetables

We want everything to be easy, don’t we?

Make choosing a healthy snack easy, by purchasing ready-to-eat vegetables that you can grab on the run. For instance, Trader Joe’s offers really affordable cut up broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms and carrots … just to name a few.

3. Drink water

Okay, so I didn’t make this one up on my own – but it’s just as important today, as it was the first time you heard it.

Often, dehydration feels like hunger. Keep yourself full on water and avoid those false hunger cues.

You can do it!

Going on a diet doesn’t have to feel like dying.

In fact, a healthy diet will leave you feeling full, revitalized and energized. Make sure you are still giving your body the calories it needs to function well and feel good.

Giving your body real nutrients from real, whole foods, is the best thing you can do for it.

Jaylin Allen is a local Fitness Expert in San Diego, known for getting her clients in shape in record time through her popular "Boot Camps For Women" and "Zumba" classes. For more information about Jaylin, fitness, or her classes, be sure to check out Bootique Fitness or call 619.602.8087.