As we have stressed many times before, two things are essential to make it possible for us to get fit: thoughtful exercise regime and a well-balanced nutrition plan. Both of those “ingredients” must be finely calibrated to suit our personal needs.
Today, we’ll talk about getting your hunger under control so as not to compromise your freshly-made nutrition plan. Now, healthy snacks are good, but the point is not to wolf them down all at once. What to do in-between your snacks and daily food intake? Here are our ideas.
#1. All eyes on green tea.
Try drinking a large cup of green tea in the morning. You’ll get energy surge from the caffeine and it will curb your hunger for house to come.
#2. Try skipping breakfast.
No, we mean, if it’s not for you to start your day without having breakfast, then, sure, have your morning meal. But if you’re up to experimenting, or already aren’t a fan of “the most important meal of the day,” you might find out that you’re actually feeling pretty great with this step skipped.
#3. Have some nuts!
Try eating some nuts wherever you feel hungry. It’s a healthy and nutritious snack that will surely and gently support you through the harsh times in-between meals.
#4. Schedule your food intake.
Develop this super-important habit of always eating at around the same time. Say, eat your breakfast at 8am, have your lunch at 11:30am, then dinner at around 6pm. It’s not a tragedy if you don’t stick to the plan at all times. But it does help with making rational decisions like waiting another half an hour to have your dinner instead of gulfing down an entire boar. Also, your body and mind will get used to the regime so you’ll probably won’t get hungry at random times.
#5. Busy yourself.
Ever been so busy that all the thoughts about food and snacks vanished from your head? Have something to distract or occupy yourself with. The next time you’ll check the hours on your phone it’ll be the actual scheduled time for your meal. The key is not to succumb to boredom and therefore to the food temptation.
#6. Do not test your willpower.
There’s another time and place for willpower. The gym or your home workout session, for instance. Don’t try to tempt yourself when it comes to food. Your office is your desk at home? Stay away from your kitchen and put all the snacks away from your line of sight. Think about Dwayne The Rock Johnson. You might not want to look like him, but he sure looks like someone who achieved his dream fitness goals. Do you think Dwayne The Rock Johnson keeps his snacks in his line of sight?
#7. Captain Obvious says: Don’t forget to drink water.
Everyone says “Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate” all the time. We all know how important it is to hydrate. So don’t forget to hydrate! But also, drinking some water might actually help if you finish your meal and don’t feel full yet. If you’re still hungry, have some water and have a bite of an apple instead of asking for seconds.
Which of those tricks work for you? Do you have your own strategies of staying away from unscheduled food intake? Share your story in the comments!
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