07 Sep BITCH SLAP THE HUNGER OUT OF YOUR LIFE
In the interest of keeping you trim, here are 10 tricks to eliminate unnecessary snacking and curb cravings.
1. Carry toothbrush and toothpaste
Gently brush after each time you eat. A quick minty cleanse removes distracting food particles, which otherwise left to rot, contribute to tooth decay and a desire to keep eating. You know you’re full. This is closure.
2. Chew sugarless gum
If you absolutely can’t brush after eating, this is your Plan B. Plus, chewing gum will satisfy oral fixations that commonly trigger snacking between meals.
3. Bring it on EOD!
Bring workout clothes to the office, change there, and head straight to your gym or to the park for a run immediately after work. Eliminate traveling home to change, and thus, the opportunity to snack there.
4. A thorough cleaning
Go through your fridge, freezer, kitchen cabinets, car, office desk drawers, or anywhere else you’ve stashed food. Trash what you know lacks nutrition.
5. Get to bizness in the grocery
Eliminate unnecessary trips to groceries, pharmacies and convenience stores, where it’s easy to grab something equally unneeded. Go grocery shopping after you’ve eaten a healthy satisfying meal. Buy only what you need to prepare planned healthy meals.
6. Plan to eat every 3-4 hours
Pack lunch for work or at least have an idea where you can get a healthy lunch. Having no plan can lead to feelings of desperation, which increases the likelihood you’ll make poor food choices.
7. Naturally delicious
Eat a diet rich in unprocessed vegetables, fruit, lean meat, fish, nuts and eggs. Removing processed sugary foods and adding protein and fiber at every meal will level out your blood sugar. In a few days your cravings and stress levels will diminish substantially.
8. Brew at home
Coffee shops can be a diet death trap for many. Delectably crafted menus insist you “try something artsy.” While coffee is calorie free, baristas enlist an arsenal of full fat milk, half and half, whipped cream, caramel, chocolate and flavored syrups to sneak in calories. And it’s nearly impossible to ignore those beautiful beckoning baked goods. Instead, save bucks and calories by brewing joe at home. Drink it black or make a latte with skim, almond or hemp milk.
9. Drink up!
Keep a huge bottle of water on your desk and in your car, which will remind you to drink up! Hydration is essential for weight loss, and especially important if you are working out regularly. If cravings strike after you’ve recently eaten, chug! Surprise—tummy full, cravings gone. For variety, drop slices of lemon, lime, cucumber, fresh ginger, or a sprig of mint into your H20.
Aim for those essential eight hours every night. Get less than seven repeatedly and your body senses stress, and wrongly anticipates an upcoming famine. To protect itself, your body decreases its metabolism, stores fat in energy reserves, and increases appetite.