How to control mindless eating?
If you’re hungry all the time, even after a hearty meal, it means you need to manage your hunger to maintain a healthy weight. Hunger control not only helps you lose weight but also prevents lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, metabolic disorders and hypertension.
No, we’re not saying you should starve, but to implement hunger management strategies that make sure you eat exactly what you need and stop mindlessly eating.
Strategies to stop feeling hungry
Acknowledge your body †
Your body is the best friend you have to live with and so you have to understand it and take care of it. Consult your doctor if you suffer from a hereditary disease, allergies or hormonal problems. Try to identify the triggers that make you hungry, such as mood swings and PMS. Once you understand why you eat mindlessly, you can solve the problem.
Set a goal †
Just wanting to lose weight will do no wonder you need to set a goal. Make a realistic goal about how much you want to lose in a month. Give yourself a deadline for the fitness level you want to achieve and stay focused.
Start the day with positivity †
Starting your day with positive vibes will keep you alert, productive and energized throughout the day. After you wake up despite thinking about past failures, tell yourself positive quotes. Push yourself positively to achieve your goal throughout the day.
Never skip your breakfast †
It is very important that you do not skip your breakfast. Eat healthy and good breakfast. Make sure your breakfast contains the portion of healthy fats, proteins and complex carbohydrates that help your body stay energized and active throughout the day. Complex carbohydrates in your breakfast keep you full for a long time and also prevent you from getting hungry.
Have tea and coffee †
We will recommend that you at the resort have green tea and coffee to keep yourself energized and active. Green tea and coffee are rich in antioxidants, flush out the toxins from the body and act as an appetite suppressant. You can drink a cup of green tea an hour before or an hour after your lunch. If you want to avoid caffeine, you can opt for decaf.
Eat high fiber foods –
Fiber is complex carbohydrates that are not digested by humans. Fiber forms a gel-like layer in your gut and slows the absorption of nutrients. This prevents the insulin peak. In addition, dietary fiber is food for the good intestinal bacteria that promotes digestion. Dietary fiber encapsulates the fat molecules and prevents the absorption of fat molecules into the body. Make sure to eat whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Drink a lot of water †
Often we misunderstand our thirst and food, given the feeling of hunger. If you’ve just had a hearty meal and are still hungry, it probably means you’re thirsty. Drink at least 8 to 9 glasses of water every day.
Eat small and frequent meals †
Make sure to eat every two to three hours to control your hunger. Plus, the 2-3 hour break gives your body time to digest the meal and absorb the nutrients.
Limit salt intake †
Salt causes water retention and makes you look bloated. When you eat something very salty, you crave something sweet and consume extra calories and the cycle continues.
Stop junk food †
Junk food addiction is dangerous because it makes your brain crave more and more. It leads to unhealthy binge eating and prevents you from eating healthy fats, proteins and vegetables and fruits that are rich in vitamins and minerals.
Enhance your help with probiotics †
A good digestive system keeps most health problems at bay. It also prevents indigestion, constipation and bloating. Get into the habit of consuming probiotics such as buttermilk or yogurt that is rich in good bacteria.
Sleep well –
When you’re stressed and can’t sleep, you eat junk food to feel better. Practice yoga and meditation to keep yourself stress-free and get a good night’s sleep. During the day you take a power nap to refresh yourself.
Learn the strategies to control hunger and give yourself lots of love.
dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta: Professional homeopathic physician and dietitian Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness.