One of the main problems modern man faces in matters of eating is overeating. Food is now easily obtained and our environment allows us to feed whenever we need to. We have come to the point where eating is no longer seen as a necessity but as a social action, something we talk about intensely. It defines our lifestyle and our life choices and we are judged by what we eat, when and how. At a first glance we can easily say that we have come to complicate something that was meant to simply support our life. But the damage is done.
Many people are struggling with eating disorders brought on by not knowing when to stop eating, by obesity brought on by eating food that is rich in saturated fat and with processed sugar. It causes an addition and it makes us eat even when our body does not need it. Rationally, we may understand that we are not supposed to overeat, but we must still convince our body of this by curbing the appetite. Here are some simple life hacks that will help you through the first part of the weight loss and appetite controlling process:
1.Sleep. This is probably among the very few times when you are allowed to sleep on it.
Most times our body is tired but we keep on going. It will ask for a recharge consisting in a good night’s sleep. But, if we don’t go get some rest, we will interpret our body’s signs as a request for food and we will eat even when we do not need to. Make the best to sleep as much as the body needs so that it will be well rested and up for all of the challenges of the day.
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2.Drink water. This is a piece of advice that has two good reasons behind it.
First, we tend to misinterpret thirst for hunger. Drinking a tall glass of water before gulping on a juicy steak we have been craving for can actually help a lot in reducing your appetite, because you may have been thirsty all along, not hungry.
Another reason why drinking water helps curb the appetite is the fact that liquids keep the stomach full. In some diets it is even recommended to drink a glass of water half an hour before a meal.
3.Keep a meal schedule. It sounds more difficult than it is but the advantages are worth the effort.
Planning your meals means preventing the risk of eating in between them and of eating foods that are fattening and bad for you. It may take some time to get used to this lifestyle but the main advantage is that you will be teaching your stomach when to expect food instead of it being used to receive it whenever, especially when you are bored or before bed.
4.Exercise. As if this important piece of advice could ever go missing from such a program.
Aerobics and weight lifting can determine a change in the hormonal balance which levels out the appetite. On the other hand, the energy consumption will lead to food intake but it is all evened out.
These are very simple solutions to the appetite curbing problem and some of you may feel unimpressed with them. But the truth is that the simplest point from point A to point B is a straight line. You must not necessarily jump to never-heard-of techniques and diets to have a guaranteed result. These life hacks can help you keep your weight under check before you start tampering with what you eat and how much you exercise.
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