WEIGHT LOSS BEGINS WITH WHAT WE EAT: EATING WELL AND LOSING THE POUNDS
TIP #17: Be intelligent about what you eat. Don’t eat just to eat. Animals eat on instinct; people eat when they know their body really needs it. Don’t be an impulse eater.
TIP #18: Watch everything you consume from the food itself to what you top it with. Garnishments and condiments can sabotage a healthy meal because they are typically high in fat.
TIP #19: Get a handle on the sweet tooth. This doesn’t mean you can’t have your sweets; just don’t eat them as a meal. Always remember that these sweets end up adding to an area that you don’t want them to add to. Don’t deprive yourself either though, because then you’ll eat twice as many as you should.
TIP #20: Set meal times and stick to them. Try to have your meals at specific times and eat them at that time. An eating pattern will help you to control what you eat and when you eat it. Also, it really is better to have 5 small meals a day rather than just one or two huge meals. Just eating once a day makes your body feel as though it is starving, which packs on fat instead of using it as fuel. Also, don’t wait until your starving to eat. This only makes you overeat until you’re stuffed.
TIP #21: Eat only when you are hungry. Be sure to drink a glass of water first to determine if you really are hungry or if you are really thirsty. Many people have the tendency to eat when they see food. It doesn’t mean they are hungry; they just want to eat it. Don’t eat anything you’re offered unless you really are hungry. If you feel you must eat it out of being polite, just nibble, don’t have a meal.
TIP #23: Veggies make great snacks. They can get you through the hunger pangs if you are having them. Carrots are great because they satisfy hunger and they are packed with nutrients.
Have fun while eating healthy and eating the right proportion.
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