4 – Don’t starve yourself.
When you are really hungry, you tend to overeat at your next meal. Try to avoid this and keep yourself well fed and hydrated. Don’t rush eating either. Properly chew your foods and take time when eating.
You will feel more full and definitely enjoy your meal more. If you allow yourself to feel super hungry throughout the day, you will set yourself up for an unnecessary binge.
The bigger the meal, the bigger you crash and the more you crave for caffeine and sugar to keep you going. Eating to the point where you can no longer move will make you feel exhausted. To battle this, your body will crave for sugars and caffeine.
This cycle can be devastating to your health and promotes weight gain.
Graze and don’t be afraid to embrace food in portions.
5 – Snack healthy.
Ditch the chips and reach for fruits and veggies. Yes, chips are technically vegetables, but when they are deep fried and seasoned with tons of salt, they may have lost their nutritional value.
Before eating packaged snacks, make the habit of reading the label and nutritional values. If a snack is greater than 200 calories, it may not be the most ideal.
The whole point of snacking is to allow your body to get through the day without feeling super hungry at each meal. Consuming too many calories during snack time may actually counteract all you’re other healthy decisions.
Look for raw veggies and fruits that can easily be snacked on throughout the day. Baby carrots and apple slices are a favorite and are a healthy option. The possibilities are endless! It’s up to you to be creative.
Remember; pack something you enjoy eating that is nutritious and healthy!