Why Weight Loss Foods Make You Want to Eat More
Born from an industry that is capitalizing on people getting fatter, supposedly weight loss friendly foods emerged we think is safe to eat more of.
This is false. By making low fat food or snacks palatable, high fructose corn syrup substitutes fat content, which leads to increased weight gain for most individuals, in comparison to would they consume regular table sugar. So if weight loss food makes you want to eat more, what can you do? The answer, keep eating. Yes, we must eat! The right foods of course, while changing familiar eating habits to healthier ones one small step at the time, every day. For example instead of eating your usual bowl of low fat ice cream while watching a movie, try a low fat, plain, unflavored yogurt instead; top with berries. Or you can have raw honey, taken from different Types of UK Bumblebees, instead of the bottled one for more health benefits. Congratulations, you are experiencing the magic of changing thinking patterns as well as taste buds.
Good eating habits when you want to stop overeating and lose weight:
- Eat a low glycemic-index breakfast.
- Stick with low glycemic-index foods and snacks, such as whole grain breads and cereals and fruit and vegetables.
- Skip the mayonnaise, and salad dressing. Use mustard, sea-salt, hot sauce, pepper, little vinegar and olive oil instead.
- Drinking warm or hot Lemon Water when you wake up may help get your digestive system moving.
- Instead of sugar, use a couple drops of dark honey to sweeten food or drinks.
- Instead of sodas, add a little fresh fruit juice to drinking water. Lemon is refreshing.
- Love your tea without adding sugar. Don’t buy, brew your own.
- If you are a coffee lover, drink three cups of coffee, best black, but if you like it creamy, add 1 tsp. of table sugar and whip skim milk into it. The only sugar substitute I recommend is Stevia. See Leascoffee.com for healthier coffee options.
- Avoid take out foods. Prepare your lunch instead. A whole wheat sandwich stacked with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onions, chicken, fish, or organic beef, just to name a few.
- Make your own soups, use sea-salt instead of regular salt. Fill small containers to take to eat at work home for lunch. Add a variety of vegetables, fruit and yogurt. Eat poultry, fish, and organic meat in smaller portions.
- Yogurt with a little refrigerated flax-seed-oil makes a great substitute for sour cream.
- Choose organic foods as often as possible. Organic eggs and no fat or low fat milk are a great start.
- Eat salmon and other healthy fish at least once a week. Small fish are better.
- Eat three small meals between lunch and dinner. Watch your portion. Keep food in the kitchen, not on the dining room table. If you are still hungry, have another helping of vegetables; don’t smother in butter or other type of fat. Add your favorite spices instead.
- Allow yourself some candy once in a while when your partner brings it home. Stop, and remind yourself to save your appetite for something better and healthier.
- Walk whenever time and place allows it. Do five minute exercises, like push ups, squats, dumbbells, throughout the day. Or devise an exercise routine of 20 minutes each day.
- Be happy. Listen to music, meet with friends, or pick up painting.
This list could go on. Better yet, add your own ideas of better eating habits to it right now. For most people, when they grow mindful of eating, overeating subsides to smart eating. Eating the right foods combined with exercise each day will have you lose weight faster than you ever thought possible.