You can find articles, studies or reports about weight loss almost every single day. The internet is the easiest place to find them, but they are also in newspapers, radio talks, television programs and magazines.
Another recent study found out people are gaining weight on their jobs. The study reveals most people have gained weight since starting their current job. The studies are normally very informative, followed up by blogs and stories about losing weight. But take a moment to think about your diet: let’s not talk about losing weight. What can you do to avoid “gaining weight”?
Skipping (or poor) breakfast could be the reason you are always hungry, snacking and overeating. Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day, despite some controversy about it. A meal rich in fiber and protein should be the best way to start off your day, preventing you from having unhealthy mid-morning snacks. Drink a lot of water too, as dehydration normally confuses your system, making you feel hungry when we are actually just thirsty. Stay away from sodas, natural juices will be a much better option.
Most of us know all of this but still can’t get into the “healthy eating” habits. What else can be done?
Well, if you really can’t stop snacking, choose healthy snacks, such as breakfast bars or nuts. Small portions are key for nuts and seeds, nutritional snacks for you but very high in calories and fat. Fruits are also a great choice, apples, bananas or melons. Making the change can be very difficult as most people crave for muffins, donuts, chocolate and potatoes chips for example.
So, here’s an idea. Try switching your diet little by little: start out with two “healthy days” a week, increasing to three times after a couple weeks. Then, four days a week with one diet “day off”, eventually moving to a full week of healthy eating. This may help gradually adjusting your system and your mind to a healthier diet and lifestyle.