Do you always have a love-hate relationship with food?
Are you always torn between taking that huge bite of cheeseburger and having that toned stomach?
Staying fit, especially if you breathe the “live to eat” motto, can be quite challenging. The good news is, you can still be healthy and not go on a diet. Below are the tips on how to do so.
- Never Ever Skip Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important part of the day so don’t go on your day without it. Eat breakfast like a king as this will fill your body with the energy that you need to get through the day. Eat more fruits and vegetables to keep you feel full longer.
- Practice Portion Control And Chew Properly
The key to having a fit body is not about abstaining yourself from food but making sure that you eat your food on a regulated portion. It is advisable that you use smaller plates and utensils to keep you from overstuffing your plate with foods. Chew slowly and properly to give your body ample time to process your fullness.
- Increase Protein And Fiber Intake
Protein and fiber aid in digestion can help you feel full and are helpful in weight management. Increase your protein and fiber intake to achieve a fit and healthy body. You should include high-protein foods like poultry, meat, eggs, seafood and dairy products. Nuts, seeds such as flax seeds and psyllium seeds, peas, corn, broccoli are also a must.
- Make Water Your Best Friend
Most of us often find it difficult to determine if we’re hungry or thirsty. Instead of compulsively grabbing some cookies when your brain tells you that you’re hungry, drink water instead and wait for 15 minutes. Most of the time, you are just thirsty and not hungry.
Water is a powerful aid in keeping you stay fit. Drink plenty of water as it helps you feel full. Before you eat your meal, drink a glass of water first to make sure that you don’t overeat.
- Keep Unhealthy Foods Away From Your Sight Or Eat Them In Smaller Plates
Most of us can’t say no to doughnuts, French fries, ice cream, cheeseburger, etc, if they are literally on your face. It’s easy to lose track of your diet if you have easy access to unhealthy foods. Cross these out when you do the groceries or if you really can’t help but eat them, make sure that you eat them in small portions only.
- Exercise Regularly (And A Little More When You’re Unhealthy)
A simple 30-minute exercise daily could do a lot of wonders. Make sure that you have your dose of daily exercise no matter how busy you are. If you want to try something new, indoor cycling gives you a full-body workout.
- Take Proper Sleep To Avoid Stress
One reason why most people gain weight is that they don’t get enough amount of sleep. Your metabolism slows down if you don’t have proper sleep so make sure that you have good quality sleep every night.
These little practices are a sure way to keep a healthy body without having to abstain yourself from the pleasure that food gives.