Most people get into trouble at Thanksgiving dinner by eating full speed ahead until they finally realize that they are full (after their second and third helping). The trouble with this method is the lag time in communication between your stomach and brain. In reality, you probably satisfied your hunger with your first plate of food, but your stomach takes a while to get that message to your brain. And during that lag time you took the opportunity to go for your second and third plate of food. This year sit calmly in your chair after that first plate and wait at least 20 minutes before getting seconds. You will be surprised to find that the thought of more food doesn’t sound good anymore – and you will have saved yourself unnecessary weight gain.
You might go back to eating unhealthy food throughout the day if you don’t eat breakfast. Eating yogurt for breakfast is better than nothing. It’ll increase your metabolism in the morning that’ll help you lose weight.
2) Make sure you eat breakfast everyday. Eating a healthy breakfast is important everyday. Breakfast starts your metabolism firing and working on burning calories throughout the day. Try to incorporate some protein into your breakfast if you can. By eating breakfast, you are keeping yourself fuller right up until lunchtime, and you are also giving your body energy to help you burn calories.
It stands to reason that they need the right fuel to be able to do their job. As far as the physiological aspect is concerned, it’s obvious that a growing body needs highest quality nutrients in the right proportions at the required time. If their young bodies don’t get it, their growth will slow down; they’ll be prone to illnesses and never be able to perform as well as they could at whatever they choose.
The most frightening foods that you think might be healthy but might not be is dried fruits and granola. Granola is very rich in fat so you must try to limit your consumption of that ingredient. Also dried fruits of raisins, apples and other fruits might seem healthy but they are usually loaded with sugar and calories.
Sure, you eat your recommended portion and sizes at the right meal time. But, what about in between meals? If you have that tempting bag of pretzels at your secret stash or a sumptuous rack of muffin at the pantry, chances are you have been cheating after meals. Add all the numbers and your calorie intake sure go up intensely.
Next, try to plan out lunches which are low on carbs and fats, and high in proteins and vitamin c. You could have rice with curry, whole grain pasta, a pie or frittata, or any other healthy permutation. Think about what you like – and try to create your ideal meal without too many fats in it. Try not to make dessert a daily habit – replace sugary foods with fruits or green tea. Repeat this process for dinner.
Step Two: Exercise for 30-60 minutes. I know exercise is the last thing on your mind on a busy holiday, however it is worth your effort. You will negate some of the extra holiday calories and your metabolism will climb even higher.