Ate too much and got back your pounds again? Overeating can be a consequence of your mental and emotional state and has an influence on your physical health.
Despite what your body and intelligence tell you to do, you are still unable to close the bag of chips. Did you know that staying full can really help you to avoid all those bad consequences after overeating? Here is how:
1. Always eat breakfast
It is the most important meal of the day! A number of studies have shown that breakfast calories are more filling and satisfying than calories eaten later in the day, which led to lower calorie consumption overall. Also, the weight gain is more common among those who skip breakfast. If you skip that first meal, you will later become very hungry, leading to overeating.
2. Always carry healthy snacks with you
Buy healthy snacks and carry them with you; like vegetables and fresh fruits, granola bars, trail mixes, etc., your desire to eat the unhealthy alternatives will almost vanish. You can take a few snacks to eat at work throughout the day. This should help keep you away from the unhealthy vending machines and fast foods, as well as save some money.
3. Boost your metabolism
There are natural ways to boost your metabolism, and dangerous, unnatural ways. The natural way, for example, is: when eating meals, replace some of your carbs with lean meats, fish, nuts and other forms of protein. Our body burns more calories when digesting protein than when digesting carbs and fats. Also, aerobic will boost your metabolism for hours after the workout.
4. Drink plenty of water
Water is not a real weight-loss supplement, but your body needs it to work properly. Since water is necessary in order for your body to process calories, dehydration will certainly slow down your metabolism. It is also a great and healthy idea to eat fresh vegetables and fruits, which already contain a lot of water. Not only does drinking water keep you from experiencing other bad side effects of dehydration like fatigue and headaches, but it also makes you feel fuller for a longer time.
5. Get your beauty sleep
When you are tired, you will probably more reach for those comfort snacks and sugary drinks and for a quick energy boost, and you won’t feel the need to exercise when you’re feeling tired. And even worse, sleep deprivation disrupts your metabolism, and it will not function like it should. So before sleep, lack of physical activity and your poor food choices can actually make it harder to get back to sleep.
6. Wait for 20 minutes to pass
If you eat your meal or snack in little or no time, you’ll probably turn back to the kitchen and search for more. That is because it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach and brain to realize that you are full. So try to schedule your meal time to 20 to 30 minutes, if you have the time.
7. Live active life
Instead of driving from place to place, try walking through town or biking if you’re in a hurry. If you need to take a bus, get off a few stops earlier and for the rest of the way you can walk or run. And unless you live in a skyscraper, don’t use the elevator and take the stairs. While watching TV, you can even do small and fun tasks; like during each set of commercials, get down and do yoga poses or sit-ups or push-ups.