Seriously EVERY day you need NEED to start your day with fuel. Just like your car needs fuel to go so do you. I would suggest getting something in your system within 45 minutes of waking up. Shoot for something with fiber and protein to keep you full and running!
You would be surprised how much you are eating because you are simply bored or thirsty. Sometimes you *think* you are hungry but in reality you are really thirsty. I would suggest sipping some water and if you are still hungry then reach for some fruit or raw veggies.
You would be surprised how much this will save you money AND calories! Seriously I bring my lunch just about everyday. One because I think the prices in the cafe at work are high but also when I bring my lunch I know EXACTLY what I am eating. There is no mystery meat or wondering how something is made. It’s really simple to bring your lunch too. At night when you are making dinner make a little more and there ya have it left overs for lunch! SIMPLE!
These two things should be your go to snack. I personally reach for apples, bananas, grapes, carrots, raw bell peppers, cucumbers, broccoli you name it I snack on it.
Have you ever wondered why you cant loose any weight even though you think you are eating healthy? Well here’s a little trick for you. For one week write down EVERY SINGLE THING you put in your mouth even if it is just a bite of something. EVERY SINGLE THING. At the end of the week take a look at it and there in black in white or what ever color you write in will be your proof. You can then go from there and figure out what you need to cut out and what you need to add.
Americans have no concept of portion control. Ya ever go out to dinner and get a HUGE plate of food. What do you do? Most people will clear their plate. Ya know what? If you do that you most likely just ate enough for you and up to 2 others. Crazy right? Wanna see what your portions SHOULD be? This site is a good visual aid. Check it out!
Fact when you sleep less you tend to eat more to try to keep yourself awake. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep a night.
This kind of is a no brainier right? I mean how much SUGAR and crap is in soda? I stopped drinking soda years ago and honestly I have never felt better! I don’t even drink diet soda anymore.
I brush my teeth like the rest of America first thing in the morning. But I also brush mid day and at night. I find that it helps keep the “cravings” at bad.
Have you ever shopped while you are hungry? You wind up buyin so much CRAP. Make sure you eat something before you go. A handful of almonds a piece of fruit. SOMETHING.
I cheat EVERY Sunday with in reason. If I am feeling like I want a snack sized piece of candy I have it. If I want a cupcake I have it. I never say to myself no you cant have that because that will make you binge and eat way more than you should have. You have to treat yourself from time to time.
I can not stress this one enough! You need to keep your metabolism up and eating often will do that. I aim to eat 5 mini meals a day. Or I will eat 3 regular meals and have some snacks along the way.