One of the first things that pop into one’s mind when it comes to their health and wellbeing is their weight.
You could never consider you’re in your best possible shape if there are any extra pounds of fatty tissue invading your body – and having impeccable blood tests is not always enough.
You’ll see me saying this over and over again, but your health and weight are the consequence of your lifestyle habits.
Your body has specific needs, and when your diet doesn’t meet them, an imbalance occurs.
For some people, this imbalance translates into being overweight, while for others it manifests only through health issues.
If you’re among those who have trouble controlling their weight, then these three tips you’re about to read might be of great help in your journey of losing those extra pounds.
1. Stop eating when you’ve appeased the hunger.
Most people tend to overload their plate with food only because it’s delicious or because they feel hungry.
Naturally, they end up eating everything on the plate, although they feel full or sick right after they’ve finished.
There’s nothing wrong with not finishing your plate, and I encourage you to do so.
One trick that helps you realize whether you’re still hungry or not is asking yourself halfway the meal: “If I stopped eating now, would I still feel hungry?”
Moreover, you can prevent this from happening if you take your time to portion your food before starting eating.
2. Limit your snacks to twice a day.
When your schedule is loaded, your time is also limited, and you rarely get to eat proper food.
Thus, you may prefer snacking your day through to calm down the cravings.
However, this will only lead to more cravings. There are two times in the day when the body naturally has an insulin drop and needs snacks – 10 AM and 5 PM. If you choose to have your snacks around these hours, you will avoid the glycemic fluctuations that determine your hunger.
3. Start eating!
Yes, not eating enough can lead to being overweight! You might have heard people say that they usually eat a salad and some fish, or a hamburger, yet they still get fat.
This happens because your body enters a “power-saving” state after a couple of days of not giving it enough food.
Bear in mind that the food you eat is what gives you the vitality to work and concentrate throughout the day.
If you don’t provide enough energy for your body, it will conserve and store it as fat.
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You wouldn’t expect your car to work without fuel, so why would you expect that from your body?
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To your health!