Walk Talk Series
Day 42 – Five Ways to Prevent Over Eating
Life isn’t just about the things that we are able to do; it is about what we are willing to do. When we deal with change in our lives, we are ultimately dealing with building mental and emotional muscle. Are you overcoming your fears, and pursuing the things in life that you truly desire?
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5 Easy Ways to Prevent Overeating
1.Serving the Right Size
Sticking with moderate food portions can help you avoid eating too many calories in what researchers call our “obesogenic” environment of super-sized meals and sedentary lifestyles. You can check food labels and restaurant menus for hidden calories. And you can learn to “eyeball” your food to gauge what’s too much — and what’s just right.
Doing so keeps your blood sugar stable — which helps
keep cravings at bay — and energy levels high (we tend to eat more when feeling sluggish). In fact, studies have shown that people who eat breakfast tend to be at a healthier weight than those of us who skip it.
Drinking plenty of water throughout the day as well as eating
water-rich fruits such as melon or oranges will help you feel sated throughout the day. Additionally, thirst is easily confused with hunger so staying well-hydrated may prevent you from eating when you’re not actually feeling true hunger.
Without even realizing it, we tend to eat more when we’re tired; it’s
a way to “perk” ourselves up. While eating something high in carbs will give you a burst of energy, it will soon fade away. Feeling well-rested may help keep that “afternoon slump” at bay (and you away from the vending machine).
Eating regularly will keep you from getting too hungry to stay
in control of what — and how much — you eat. You should never go longer than five hours without eating; ideally, you should have something every three hours or so. This can be accomplished by incorporating healthful snacks into your day or by eating several mini-meals instead of three large ones.