It’s not easy always trying to diet and exercise. I’ve found several things to work for me to gain less calories per day. Do you really want to lose weight without exercise or diet or pills? Here is my solution.
When eating – take your time whenever you eat food and chew well. Did you know that at the speed you eat your meal affects your weight gain? People who eat quickly tend to be overweight as compared to the opposite. It’s a strange science, but it really works. Put on less food on your plates or use smaller plates in general. In the 50s, a typical portion of food was smaller than it is today. Try this: put dessert on small plates and healthy full meals on big plates. This way you can trick your brain into thinking you are eating more than you really are.
You Need More Proteins
One of the main causes why you feel full after eating meat instead of say a vegetable is because protein reduces hunger, letting you intake less calories. By eating more protein you can actually lose more weight, because your calorie intake will decrease instead of filling your stomach with all kinds of junk food. High fiber for breakfast would better be switched with protein-rich foods like eggs. More protein and less fiber = generally less calorie intake, because your body will not feel hungry afterwards.
Hide the chips! Seriously, if you can’t see all the snacks lying around then you won’t be so tempted devour everything in your path. At the same time, keep fruits and vegetables on the table or counter visible. Whenever, you are tempted to eat something at least it will be healthy. Sometimes it’s not about eating less, but eating more of the good stuff.
One of the big ones is drinking more water. Your body needs to be hydrated at all times to prevent many different problems. If you drink cold water then that is less than 0 calories. In fact, your body needs to burn the energy to warm up the cold water that you drink. The interesting thing is even though water has 0 calories it still helps prevent you from adding more food into your diet. That is because your stomach will feel full and won’t tempt you to eat more.
Electronics Are A Distraction
Try not to get distracted by the mobile device you have or the TV. When you are not focusing on the food you end up eating too much because of all the distractions. On top of that, you can get heartburn if something exciting happens and you don’t chew well. Food can be comforting for many and if you are in a stressful situation you tend to overeat.
Stress and lack of sleep is another big one. A lack of sleep may disrupt the appetite regulating hormones leptin and ghrelin. Cortisol is another hormone that becomes elevated when you’re stressed. Your hunger and cravings for “happy food” increases if not watched carefully. Chances of having type 2 diabetes is increased when you are sleep deprived and stressed.
I remember when I was 16 and was often dehydrated because I would drink soda instead of water. Little did I know that drinking soda does little to satiate thirst. My eyes would make popping sounds after long periods of time. Once I started drinking water instead, the problem was fixed.
Stay safe, guys! 🙂