If you’re anything like me, you love to eat and love food. I am here to tell you that it’s okay to love food! Now, we must remember that we must eat and fall in love with the right foods, but we are all human as well. The problem that most people have is when to say “when” and avoid overeating. A 500 calorie meal can turn into 1000 or more really quick. Here are some tips to help you eat in moderation.
1. Portion Control: It’s okay to have a cheat meal every now and then. The key is how much we eat. Be sure to serve yourself smaller portions than normal. You will eat great and feel better instead of feeling miserable (we’ve all been there). Here’s a tip. Instead of taking a bag of chips to the couch and “accidentally” finishing the bag, pour a sensible portion into a bowl and put the chips away. Far far away 😉
2. Eat all day: Our metabolism is much higher when we eat several small meals per day instead of 2 or 3 large ones. This goes along with portion control above. Overeating can be avoided by simply giving our bodies fuel throughout the day. Then our bodies will burn this food, similar to adding logs or kindling to a fire. The more you keep adding logs, the hotter it burns.
3.Eat breakfast: This goes in line with eating all day. The eating must start in the morning and give your body some fuel so it’s starts burning calories early and often. For people that don’t eat breakfast, I recommend a meal replacement shake like Shakeology to give you all of the nutrients that your body needs for only about 170 calories. The best part is, it only takes about two minutes to prepare the shake and you can you drink it in the car on the way to work. The key is to eat something to get your engine started for the day. The earlier the better.
Eating the right foods is great when it comes to losing weight or becoming healthy, but eating the correct amount is important as well. I hope these tips helps you avoid overeating and please feel free to comment below with some more ideas. Thanks for reading!
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