We all know that weight loss is difficult. It requires dedication and self-control, not to mention exercising regularly. Unfortunately, we also all know that this type of lifestyle change can be extremely difficult to keep up with day in and day out.
But here’s the good news: there are tons of little tricks to help you hit your diet goals on the days when you feel like giving up or just don’t have time for it.
1. Drink a glass of water when you feel hungry
Sometimes you get hungry not because you are hungry, but because you are thirsty. The solution is simple: drink a glass of water! You will likely notice that the hunger feeling goes away almost immediately. This is because your brain mistakes thirst for hunger and send chemical signals to your body to eat.
This tip works even if you’re not thirsty – just pretend that you are.
2. Eat an apple or a banana with each bite of your meal
Eating this way will help keep you from overeating – it also has some other surprising benefits that you should know about. The reason behind this is simple: this technique helps the body to keep itself full without putting on any extra weight. It also helps you to feel full while eating a small portion of your meal, so you don’t get tempted to eat too much in subsequent portions. If you eat an apple or a banana with each bite of your meal, you will stay fuller for longer and won’t overeat on the other meals of the day.
3. Eat smaller portions at the beginning of your meal
If you typically eat two helpings of meat or two cups of pasta, then try eating a quarter-sized portion at first. You will probably find that when you finish half of it, you’re still satisfied so go ahead and finish up the other half. If you eat smaller portions at the beginning of your meal, you won’t be tempted to overeat because as your body starts getting hungry, it will send signals to your brain to get rid of the rest of the food on your plate.
These tips will help you eat less without feeling deprived and they can also give you more energy. If you ignored these simple tricks, I’m sure you have found your body quite the opposite.