How to Eat and Think Yourself Thin
We focus a lot on exercise and working out here on Sweet Potato Pie, for obvious reasons, most people just flat out don’t most people just flat out don’t move enough to have and maintain a healthy weight or life. With that said, exercise is only half of the equation; what you eat is the other half. Your attitude towards food can either make or break your weight loss regime. Follow these simple rules to help you slim down and keep the weight off.
The Top 4 Ways to Eat
1. Eat MUFA.
Monounsaturated fats (MUFAs for short, pronounced MOO-fahs) come from the healthy oils found in plant foods such as olives, nuts, and avocado. Include a MUFA at every meal. Incorporate a serving of one MUFA-rich food every time you eat.
2. Have a clear calorie goal
Consume four 400-calorie meals a day. Significant weight loss requires calorie control. For the average woman, 1,600 calories per day is ideal because it’s low enough to create weight loss while maintaining energy and preserving calorie-burning muscle.
3. Eat often
Have a meal every 4 to 5 hours to help control your blood sugar and hunger and keep your metabolism in high gear.
4. Eat your fiber
The easiest way to cut calories and feel full is to load up on your fiber. A cup of broccoli goes a long way to getting you to your weight loss goals than a cup of pretzels. The extra fiber keep your full while whittling your waist and keep you regular. Can’t ask for mote than that. Women should aim for 30 grams a fiber a day.
The Top 3 Ways to Think
5. Manage stress.
This emotion causes a spike in the hunger-stimulating hormone cortisol, sending you straight for the sweets. And when cortisol is high, extra calories are deposited directly as belly fat.
6. Ask for help.
Among people who have permanent weight loss, 70% reported having strong social support, compared with only 38% of those who lost and regained weight. Recruit others to join you (or encourage you), or sign up for an online support group to help encourage you and hold you accountable on your weight loss and life transformation journey.
7. Uncover Emotional Obstacles.
Sadness and anger are two of the most common reasons women overeat, but food won’t quell either one. Your diary can provide valuable insights into what may be causing you to binge occasionally. Once you start evaluating your eating triggers, you’ll be able to develop more effective strategies to deal with the underlying emotions. Keep in mind, too, that the very act of committing to a diet plan can bring its own challenges.
Weight Loss Wrap Up
Which of these tips are you doing already? Which are ones you think you struggle with? One you can absolutely achieve today is the “ask for help” tip. Be to use the buttons below to share this article with your friends so they can join in the conversation.