The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.
About 70 calories of healthy fat just before you eat ( 6 walnuts, 12 almonds, or 20 peanuts)can trick you into thinking you're full. It stimulates the production of cholecystokinin (hormone that tells you've had enough to eat and then keeps you feeling full longer
I look forward to feeling hungry, as I tell myself I'm losing weight right at that moment. It makes me look forward to hunger pains and not run for food as soon as I feel them.
OK. Maybe it's not a big secret, but eggs make a great snack and the whites are PURE protein, so they fill you up. Sometimes I throw away the yolk and just eath the white. I bought a great hard boiled egg cooker at ACE hardware. I just LOVE that machine. I think this has helped me lose 15
They say use smaller plates, I say smaller spoons. Let that yogurt or cereal or ice cream last a little longer. Savor it more. Your mouth does not have to be full to taste.
If you canít wash itÖ donít eat it. You can wash an apple, but have you ever tried to wash a cookie? In theory you can wash a steak, but you canít wash mashed potatoes. Limit the amount of non-washable foods (donít eliminateÖ just limit the amount). It sounds strange but think about it! Have Fun!
When I feel I just have to eat something or the munchies are getting the better of me, I try to remember to stop what I'm doing and take a minute or two to breathe deeply and relax. Enought studies show that people eat more when they eat faster, so slow down, and observe your environment.
I gave up on the late night snacks. If I feel like I really need something, I will take a piece of fruit or some raw veggies like baby carrots, some slices of cucumber or a stalk of celery. This seems to quench the urge and keeps me on track.
Something My Grandma Always Remind Me Of:
"You Didn't Gain The Weight Over Night, Don't Expect To Lose It Overnight. It's a process, take all the right steps, in order."
I have noticed that taking smaller bites and chewing everything for a longer period of time helps my stomach catch up with my mind and I can stop eating when I actually feel full.
Especially bad habits! If you want to break a bad habit, you must simply replace it with a good habit. Replace something unconstructive with something constructive. Chew gum instead of candy. Replace soda with water. Replace snacking with a walk. Replace couch sitting for floor sitting & exercise.