1.) Eat Until Your Satisfied- Not until you're stuffed!!
When you eat, honour your bodies natural signal of fullness and PUT THE FORK DOWN, because it doesn't feel good to be overly full. To tap into your bodies natural power of telling you when you are full can be done by eating slowly, chew about 20 times, savour your food and stop munching when your level of fullness is on 5 on a scale of 1 to 10. The reason: By the time your brain gets the message that you're satisfied , you would be stuffed to your core. Since it takes about 15 minutes for your stomach to relay the message to your brain that you're full.
2.) Be picky about what you put on yout plate!!
You won't just wear any clothes, settle for any job, drive any car or live just anywhere, right? You take calculated risks in life and work towards achieving your dreams and goals by choosing a great career and working towards fullfiling all your desires. SO WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU PUT JUST ANYTHING IN YOUR BODY?!
Be picky about what you put in your plate, it's a characteristic most skinny woman have as well as men that body build. They're very aware of their likes and dislikes - and are unwilling to nibble on something just because its available!! If they don't love it or find it worthwhile , they won't eat it. Even if they do love it, they sacrifice because nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!
Your body is worth the best , most delicious food possible. And that sad looking leftover danish pastry does not suffice!!!!
3.) Don't Deprive Yourself
Many men and woman , myself included, are stuck in a diet mentality , where foods are either good or bad. However it's good to give yourself a treat day once a week, or once every two weeks!
A little good chocolate? Why not! A small chunk of flavorful cheese? yes please!
It's the all things in moderation idea in action. Decide if you REALLY want it, eat a small amount, and enjoy it.The key words here are small amount. ONE piece of pizza, not three. A modest bowl of pasta, not a piling platter. When you give yourself permission to enjoy reasonable portions of food you crave, you feel satisfied and won't binge as much! Don't do this often, or your diet won't succeed!
4.) Get some quality sleep
There is so much evidence which shows that inadequate sleep boosts hunger and slows down your metabolism, both of those can lead to a huge impact on your weight, causing you to gain weight very quickly. A lack of sleep alters levels of hormones in the body that causes appetites to increase, so you keep eating long after your brain should have got the message that you're full.
On average you need about 7 hours of sleep at night.
5.) Squeeze in exercise whenever you can
Regular workouts keep your weight in check, but research has also revealed that a few simple routine changes - like taking the steps instead of the escalator, or walking instead of driving - can help lose weight. A little extra movement can burn 300 extra calories a day, without breaking a sweat! DO the math! The lesson: sneak in a little activity whenever you can to win the weight war!
6.) Don't eat your emotions
I, for one, must say that I am incredibily guilty of this, I either eat my emotions away on goodies and treats I love OR I lose my appetite completely!!
There is other ways to deal with stress that doesn't involve FOOD!!
It may be exercise or venting to a friend, but it's not a pint of haagen daz choc chip ice cream!!
Try to keep your stress and anxiety at bay, research has shown that stress hormones are linked to weight gain and causes your body to go into fat storage mode and this specifically targets your middle. YOU DON'T WANT A FAT PACK!!
7.) Pile your late with produce
Eat lots of produce, with every single meal. Start off with a salad, or eat the salaad as a side. The reason why many people choke down salaad and steamed veggies, as though it is fear factor, is simply because they have not learned how to make them delicious!!
This can be done by uses herbs and spices and a squirt of citrus or other flavour-boosting ingredients (and i don't mean butter). Bonus: You get to eat more when you load up on salaad and veggies , they have less calories than other foods and their filling fibre will keep you satisfied. It's a recipe for slimness!!
8.) Don't be scared of the scale
It's very important to keep tabs on your digits. It helps with maintenance of your weight.It allows you to catch yourself if you go a couple of grams up , rather than letting it go to the point where your favourite jeans don't fit. Because hey, it's easier to lose 2 kilos than it is to lose 10. Don't obsessively weigh yourself though, limit yourself to once a week. ideally in the morning before breakfast.
have a wonderful week!!!