If we are all honest, how many times have we said no to that little treat. For example a cookie or a piece of chocolate, through the fear of gaining any extra weight. We have all wished that there was some magical method that we can eat whatever we want and still lose the weight we desire.
Or perhaps eating more of what we like and not having to run a marathon to then burn of the extra calories.
For starters lets discuss about a bad relationship that we all have with food. We all have a tendency to eat what we like without thinking what is best for the body, or what we actually need to. If we all started to think more intuitively, it will change our lives. It is still eating the things we love, whilst still paying attention to what we need to take care of our bodies. It will start to make the dream of eating what we want, without gaining weight a reality.
Knowing when to eat is very important. Only eat when you are hungry. Don’t wait until you are starving or when your stomach starts to rumble. Only eat when you are starting to feel hungry. Don’t eat just because you think it is a good time to eat. Try to think about what you are going to eat. If it gets to the point where you feel starving. Don’t be afraid to eat to make sure you are full.
Don’t deprive yourself, it is important not to feel like you are hungry all the time. Over time you will begin to train yourself to only eat when you are hungry and not just for the sake of it. This should include snacking. Although snacking is nice, it is not a good way to lose weight. Limit yourself to proper meals. If you find you are snacking because of boredom or just to fill time, then do something to help you stay engaged.
Don’t Over Eat
This one can be considered a problem for most of us. This is the problem of indulging too much in the food we love. This can be things such as chocolate or in fact most sweet foods. This can also be a problem in the savory department. If we eat too many high carbohydrate foods, for example pasta.
Now the problem is we don’t want to stop eating. We just need to let the brain tell us when we are full. There is nothing wrong with saving the rest for a later meal. The key to success in weight loss can be portion control.
Changing the way you think can also help with portion control. This does mean being in control of your emotions. What I mean by this is that we tend to eat more when certain emotions are heightened. When people feel down they will turn to their comfort foods as a sort of coping mechanism. We will all start to eat more sweeter foods when we feel depressed or sad. Again this will cause you to gain weight.
While most diets will help you to lose weight, they will also stop you eating the foods you love. Diets are a great way of losing weight. Whether or not you want to diet, does not mean that it is impossible to lose weight. The only difference between them is the time it takes to lose weight.
We all seem to be afraid of the word diet. If you wake up in the morning and are not happy with what you are eating then it might be time to ditch the diet. If you don’t like what you eat while on the diet, all it will do is bring more negativity into your life. The more negativity, the more you will turn back to your comfort foods again. This means that your relationship with food will turn back to being an unhealthy one.
Sometimes we eat just to have something inside our stomach. It can be an easy alternative to thinking about what we actually want or need to eat. Other times it is just convenient to grab a snack to stop our bellies from rumbling. To maintain our healthy relationship with food it is always good to try to forward plan when we are getting hungry. For example whilst at work or running errands.
Try to think about what foods you like to eat in each scenario. For example something filling while at work, this can help to get you through the day without snacking.
In conclusion it is possible to say that we can eat what we want and still lose weight. The key to success is really summed up by portion control. This subject is really made of how much we eat and the times in which we eat it.
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