Losing weight doesn’t mean that you have to go hungry and that’s a fact. The problem with so many fad diets is that you end up starving hungry and then what happens? You’ve guessed it, you cheat and head to the fridge for a midnight muffin – just because you eat something in secret doesn’t mean that it won’t count. You are only cheating yourself. Ditch the muffins, ditch the diets and follow a few healthy eating habits to make sure that you can lose weight without half starving yourself and driving yourself crazy.
The secret to weight loss without hunger is eating plenty of the right things and not eating lots of the wrong types of food. Even healthy foods can quickly become unhealthy if they are not prepared in a healthy way. Some foods can fill you up without piling on the pounds, other foods will pile on the pounds without even filling you up.
Feeling full isn’t about how many calories you’ve eaten; it’s all about how much food you’ve eaten which is a very important and often misunderstood idea.
” Eat lots of the right foods – by this I mean fruit and vegetables which are packed with goodness, full of flavor, bursting with nutrients and fiber yet generally low in calories, at least they are until you add lots of oil! Munching your way through broccoli, tomatoes, apples, spinach, kale, pears and strawberries will help to fill you up without making you heavier. Choose lean proteins like skinless chicken and turkey, fish is good too. Grilled turkey or chicken is great, fried chicken kind of defeats the object of the exercise as does apple pie.
” Eat smaller meals more frequently – that should help to keep hunger at bay. Eating five or six small meals each day and spreading out your daily food intake can help you to lose weight, just so long as you’re eating the right types of food. If you find it difficult to reduce the portion sizes just use smaller plates – simple.
” Exercise is another important thing to remember when you are trying to lose weight. Not only does exercise help to burn up unwanted calories but it can also help to firm and tone any flabby bits which may be left behind. You don’t have to join a gym or walk on a treadmill for an hour each day if you don’t want to, just move more!
” Remember that what you drink is almost as important as what you eat. Cut out the alcohol or at least cut it down if possible, choose wine over beer if you really fancy a tipple. You should also drink plenty of water during the day and ditch the soda. Carbonated soda drinks are packed with calories and sugar but not much else – they don’t fill you up but they do help to pile on the calories.
Just incorporating these few lifestyle changes should really help the weight to start dropping off without leaving you feeling so hungry that you’re tempted to gnaw your own fingers. It can be done.