Three methods to losing weight by eating slowly
Research has proven that it takes a decent amount of time for your brain to realize that it is full when you are eating so if you eat your food at a rather fast rate you will end up eating more food than what your body really needs. The same research also proves that when you eat slower you will not only eat less food but you will also begin to lose some weight. The three main methods of what it takes to properly eat slowly is knowing the basics of eating slowly, how distractions can come in handy and the strategies it can take in order to continue eating slowly.
1. Some of the basic steps to keep in mind are that you need to always remember in order to get rid of one habit that is bad you need to replace it with a habit that is good. You should also not ever wait to eat; if you are feeling really hungry then it is going to be hard to want to eat slower. This is why you should eat several smaller meals throughout the day. Even though you are eating smaller meals slowly you should still count all of the calories that you consume. Foods that are very high in fiber, air or water are the best foods to go with and your snack foods should be a wise choose as well such as fresh fruits and fresh vegetables and even some different kinds of nuts.
2. When it comes to eating slowly start by doing your best to stretch out the meal for as long as you can this includes cutting your food slower, putting in your mouth slower, chewing slower and waiting longer to take the next bite. Try eating a bite, wiping your mouth and taking a small sip of water for practice this way when you are done with each bite you can place your utensil back on the plate. And when you take a bite there should only be a little bit of food on the fork or spoon.
3. Lastly is how bringing in distractions can become very helpful with learning how to properly eat slowly. A distraction is something that will cause the process of eating to become slower; if it helps after each small bite you could also either talk to stretch the meal longer or look through a magazine or newspaper while you are eating.
If absolutely necessary a crossword puzzle can come in handy as well. Some music that is relaxing and having the lights dimmed are some really good tips to follow as well but this setting is not ideal for every meal so save these techniques for special meals. Slow music will lead your body to naturally move slower which will make you eat slower and the lights being dimmed helps to promote a calmness from within which can lead to you slowing down as well.
How eating in the evening causes you to put on more pounds?
There are a lot of different people out there that say you really should not eat after seven p.m. because it can lead to the possibility of more weight gain but in all honesty you need to always remember that a calorie is a calorie; it doesn’t matter when you eat but if you eat more in a day than what your body can burn then you will gain some weight. A healthy schedule to follow would be to always eat healthier when possible and to have decent meals each day and dinner is ok to have around eight at night, if you follow this then you will not have to worry about stressing out.
Believe it or not some research shows how about one third of people eat about fifteen percent of their calories at eleven p.m. or later.
Doing late night snacking can be the result of several different things such as trying to relax after a long and hard day at work that was really stressful. When you are eating something and you are not really hungry it is a response to the stress that you are feeling and when this is happening it is super easy to abandoned your healthy efforts and eat way more than you should.
This is something that everyone does from time to time and a little bit of it is ok but if it becomes a habit then it can lead to a lot of negative aspects such as weight gain and even other health issues.
Eating snacks and foods when you are about to go to bed is not that wise because it can make your blood sugar levels go way up and they can stay at this increased level for up to twenty four hours. And if the foods or snacks that you are eating right before bed are high in fat and or high in calories then you are going to be in for a night of sleep that seems like forever because you will be restless with tossing and turning back and forth all night long.
A night of sleep like this will make you feel drained and so you will end up eating more then what you should the next day as a way to give yourself some more energy.
The best thing you can do for yourself when it comes to eating healthy and trying to lose weight is to eat around ninety percent of your calories throughout the day and then at nighttime you can consume the rest. The rest of your calories that you can eat should be about one hundred and fifty to two hundred. This makes for a great snack that is light in calories but still delicious and you won’t have to feel guilty about eating it. Also be sure to add in some exercise off and on each and every week to help boost your energy and lower your weight.