Feelings of hunger are signals from the brain indicating that our body needs energy. Feelings of hunger are not resolved automatically – we need to eat in order to stop them. Feelings of hunger usually increase when we plan our meals and if we eat irregularly, they also increase if we lose too much weight in a short period of time. It is simply the body’s way of trying to keep its weight stable.
Craving for specific foods is an emotional signal that doesn’t really tend to our body’s need for food. It can therefore be ignored until it wears of, giving us a nice feeling of accomplishment and control. Cravings do wear off! So don’t give in every time you feel them coming. A good way to keep cravings away would be to distract your self with something. Like picking up the phone and call someone, or playing a game on your phone, it doesn’t have to be something big, just something that’ll have you concentrate on other things.
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1.Be active for at least one hour per day. If you regularly keep yourself active it often becomes easier to eat what you plan to eat and hinder cravings. To do this you need to restrict yourself from spending too much time in front of the computer and TV.
2.Eat breakfast every day. Don’t skip breakfast! It is the most important meal of the day and it’ll help your body to maintain healthy and regular eating habits.
3.Eat meals regularly throughout the day, both weekends and weekdays. Eat small to medium portion sized meals every 2-3 hours. This will keep cravings at bay and keep your metabolism up.
4.Practice eating less. Do you usually have another plate once you’ve finished eating? Practice not to!
5.Write down what you eat and drink. Changing bad habits become a lot easier once you’re aware of them, you’ll be surprised at how much junk you stuff your body with throughout the day. Keeping track of what you eat can greatly aid you in losing weight.
6.Decrease your fat-intake. Fat contains a total of 9 calories per gram, whereas protein and carbohydrates only contain 4. Decreasing your fat intake means significantly less calories in the long run.
7.Keep track of your weight. Weighing yourself regularly will help you to keep track of small changes.
8.Restrict your fast food intake. You have no control here – cook for yourself to easier keep track of what you’re eating.
9.Have realistic goals. This keeps your motivation and self-control up. If you set unrealistic goals it’s easy to fall back into bad eating habits simply because your goals are too hard to maintain, start small.
10.Eat your favorite food every now and then. Without the guilt! Breaking out of bad eating habits can be hard, and there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself once in a while. This will keep your motivation up and help you stay sane.
11.Accept your body. Accept your body the way it is right now. Hating your own body will get you nowhere. It’ll just fill your head with negative thoughts. Love it for what it is right now and maintain a positive attitude and you’ll lose that weight in no time.
12.Drink lots of water. As ridiculous at it might sound, we people often confuse hunger with thirst, so make sure you drink a lot in order to minimize hunger.
13.Deal with your problems, instead of ignoring them with the help of food.
14.Have family and friends support you. Everything in life becomes easier with the support of your loves ones. Explain to them what you’re trying to accomplish and they’ll eventually help you in all sorts of ways.
15.It gets easier with time. Losing weight can be hard, especially in the beginning. If you’re thinking of giving up because you think it’s too hard – don’t. Just keep on reminding yourself that it gets easier with time, cause it really does. Try monitoring the cause of your cravings and then develop strategies to eliminate them, once you’ve done so losing weight becomes a lot easier.
If you’ve managed to maintain lower weight for approximately 1-2 years you’ll usually feel that the benefits of lower weight far outweighs the hard work it took to get there. You’ll start to feel far more alert and energetic. So whatever you do, don’t give up, soon enough you’ll be able to enjoy the great benefits of being slim!