Is your Instagram feed swamped with images of delicious foods, ranging from brownies to smoothie bowls, signalling mixed messages to your tastebuds on what you fancy? Let alone what your conscience is telling you to eat, after being bombarded with the latest celebrity bikini pictures.
Here are top tips to help you have healthier relationship with food, as opposed to constantly counting calories.
Eat little and often
When dieting, people often think they should starve themselves resulting in constant hunger and resentment of the regime they are following. Instead, you should eat regularly (every 2-3 hours) lowering portion sizes. Eating is actually the best way to assist with weight loss!
Drink lots of water and stay hydrated as this will keep you feeling fuller for longer and you will also benefit from clearing out toxins leaving you with fresh unblemished skin.
Hunger is often confused with boredom… You go without food for two hours and dwell on how much you miss it. Stop! You are bored not hungry. Keep busy and stay focused, also ensure you stick to it and don’t give up.
Add an extra distance to your exercise
Up your daily steps or add extra distance to your daily exercise. Upping your steps by as little as 200 steps a day can help you burn the pounds off without going to the gym. If you’re a keen jogger, push yourself and go that extra distance. Keep out of your comfort zone!
Eat fresh produce
There’s no excuse not to with supermarket shelves stacked with lots of fresh ingredients and pre-made fresh on the go snacks. My favourite treat is apple slices dunked in organic peanut butter! Remember, snacks like this must be consumed in moderation.
Replace dense carbs for seeds and alternatives
Eat sweet potatoes and quinoa. They are so simple to make and you still feel full without getting a carb overload.
Remove sugar and excess caffeine
Adding sugar to drinks, cereals and meals is a no go! Most of these already have such a high sugar content that they really doesn’t require any extra. So, get out of bad habits and ditch the sugar!
By: TerriAnn Nunns
Terri-Ann Nunns is the Founder of The TerriAnn 123 Diet Plan and the TerriAnn 7 Day Cleanse. The TerriAnn 7 Day Cleanse provides a strict seven day food plan consisting of six small meals a day that includes fresh, wholesome foods and can see you lose around 1lb a day, all for just £9.99.
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