Surely, you don’t have the time and energy to learn all the techniques to lose weight and look better. With all the busy work and deadlines running after you, you don’t want or need a whole weight loss module or an overwhelming dietary course! You want tidbits of fitness knowledge that will make a difference for you in the long run.
In an effort to make it easier for you, we have pulled together some of the “weight loss hall-of-famers” for your easy selection and application, and must we add, they are pretty sassy if you ask us.
A Call for Small
That intelligent brain can be tricked. It’s funny how our brain could dictate our appetites in reference to the white space on the wide plate rather than the contents itself. With the same amount of food, we can feel fuller with smaller plates than with big plates. Smaller plates also mean controlled portions of food to be placed in it.
Fruit has No Substitute
Instead of trying to be refreshed by fruit juices from the grocery shelves, why not go for the real fruits? The amount of fiber and phytonutrients that you so desire just can’t be enough in the so called fruit juices. For example, an 8-oz. sweetened apple juice is still one-tenth short of the real medium apple’s fiber content.
The Gummy Effect
The act of chewing gum doesn’t seem to have many believers in the dietary cause. But mind you, it is a hero in its own gooey right. You can now add to its sticky reputation the ability to spoil one’s desire for sweet and salty munchies and diminish hunger between meals.
Smitten in the Kitchen
If you’re a competitive career person, you might as well stir yourself up with record breaking time every time you cook rather than slouch on the couch eating boring fastfood rations. Try cooking at home yourself. There are heaps of easy to cook foods and recipes out there.
Pacify Before you Satisfy
Dinner with friends and festivities with families could easily eliminate the dietary mission. To help keep the cause going, research encourages us to try an afternoon snack of Greek yogurt. It can do the following: reduce appetite and make you feel full. So if an invitation comes, you know what to do before the going gets tough.
Television watching and poor food choices have been found to be partners in crime. With eyes glued to the TV screen, mindless eating and casual gorging of junk food seem to be the order of the day. Add to that the constant brainwashing of commercials for us to grab the crispiest chips, the greasiest sandwiches and the coolest sugary drinks out there. You might as well resign yourself to getting fatter than your slim flat TV.
Blue Plate for a Clean Slate
An interesting study says that plates that match the food served would most likely bring out the gastronomic beast in you. And that blue plates actually seem to hold that down. Apparently blue is an unappetizing colour so by using blue plates to serve up on, your most likely to lose your appetite. Pretty amazing huh? Well, since it was proven, why not try using blue plates for the fun of it and for the heck of the blue magic! What a story to tell when it works for you.
Saving for Later Serving
After a breeze cookery time, delight yourself on a reasonable savoury portion while setting aside the rest and stashing in the fridge for later. This will help your self-control because you don’t see it there enticing you to get some more.
Absence Breeds Contempt
Once again, our not so smart intelligent brain seems to lose it all when our tummies rumble. But you can wise up when snack time takes over. If a bag of chips is irresistible, grab a handful but then tuck that bag away so you could be more calculating in gorging more of those tasty chips. Not seeing it could mean leaps to your self discipline. For a good change, try some healthy and gratifying snack like baked apple, cheesy popcorn or dark chocolate instead.
Homebound for Picnic Ground
Make your fridge a miniature paradise world within. Lay in it a landscape of colourful variety of fresh vegies and fruits. Stock it up with what you’ve scouted out from the grocery jungle. Squeeze into your frozen dimension frozen veggie mixes or frozen berries and some healthy meat as well. This would minimize the need for you to scout or scavenge junk (unhealthy) food out there for that matter.
Scout for the Best Turnout
Be an intentional hunter. In the food chain, man has the highest intelligence with the skill to choose. When hitting the grocery store, get rid of the impulsive tendency. Take the extra time to scout around and check out the aisles less travelled. You’ll usually find the fresh goods in the corners while the processed ones are in the more prominent spots. Don’t you feel more clever in finding the choicest among all?
Steam Up and Roll
Studies show that cayenne pepper has a load of steaming benefits. If you glace your scrambled eggs with the spice or heat up your stir-fry with some hot sauce, it could enhance your metabolism, terminate cravings for fatty, sweet or salty foods and most remarkably, it tends to convert fat into body fuel, thus making you not only healthy but full of energy.
Contain to Restrain
When in a restaurant, we usually get more than our normal home meal. It would not be a bad idea if even before eating up, you have half of the portion already bagged up and be saved for your next day’s meal. Never mind the impression, look at you! You’re sexy!
If you need some inspiration, download our free eBook “7 Super Foods to Live a Super Healthy Life“. This list needs to be stuck onto every fridge! These foods are super healthy, super nutritious and super convenient. There is no excuse for not including fresh, healthy food in your lifestyle. Print this list of super foods and take it with you to the local grocery store and fill your life up with goodness.