When you have weight issues, you main problem is how to lose some of it. It will not be an easy thing to do but it is necessary when you want to look good and also remain healthy. When I say that it will not be an easy thing to do, in reality might be the most difficult thing to do. Restraining your craves, is one of the most difficult tasks possible especially when you adopted an unhealthy life style for a while and it became a habit for you.
In the following rows of this article, I will give you some ideas about how you can make this important task easier. It is possible if you just follow a few rules. I know, you will say, rules again. Life is filled with them. You should know that you must control your body and your brain and not otherwise. Once you understand that things will become much easier for you.
Why it is so difficult?
We know that gaining weight is something easy to accomplish, unless you suffer of a disease or disorder that prevents you from doing so. If it is so easy to gain weight, why it is so difficult to lose it? Because when you gain weight, you are not restrained from anything. You can eat sugars and fatty foods with no restrictions. Many of these noxious tings create real addictions. In the last period of time, studies showed that refined sugar is maybe the most powerful drug for humans. It creates a high level of addiction. It is used in almost any type of processed food. Besides that, we are also addicted to commodity.
We work long hours, usually in front of some computer and we no longer work our muscles and bodies, as we should so we can keep them strong and healthy. We also do not cook our meals anymore because we no longer have the necessary time. This means that the best food for us will be fast food. What this means? It means that in no time we will gain weight.
The difficulty shows up when we want to lose weight because we must restrain ourselves from our daily habits. We will have to count calories, to change our diet and start again to cook and we should replace the tasty sodas with plain water. We must keep a schedule of our meals and be careful what we mix. We cannot mix sugars with fats. We cannot eat fats and proteins in the morning because we will feel tired. You will have to enjoy all the natural sugars and the refined one is out of the question. We will also have to forget about alcohol. For many of us this is pure depression. Besides that, you will not lose weight over night no matter what you do. The process will last long periods and, in most diets, there is a stagnation period, which will drive you crazy.
How can we make it easier?
There are a few tips and tricks that will help you lose weight without even knowing that you put so much effort on it. These tips will show you that you can still eat at restaurants with your friends and you will not overdo it even if you try to.
One advice will be to eat before you go to dinner. If you will not go to a party or a diner between friends with an empty stomach, the chances not to overdo it are quite big. The hunger feeling is our worse enemy. I am not saying that you should keep your stomach busy all day. Many people do this mistake. All I am saying is that before going to eat at a restaurant with half an hour before you can eat a protein bar or a protein snack. Like that, you will be able to eat less without even noticing it.
People also have the tendency to eat more than they really need. It is another mistake. No matter how much we might like a certain dish, we should eat only as much as our organism needs it. We are talking about dinner now. Going to sleep with a full stomach will make us feel bad we will not be able to rest properly either.
The theory that the food should be chewed better is perfectly true. you will not have to chew each bite for 40 times, but you should chew it until it is turned into a pasta ready to be digested. The digestive process starts from our mouth. Another reason is that your brain will have the necessary time to learn that your body is fed in that moment. It needs almost twenty minutes after we already started to eat to make it realize that. The satiety feeling, if you use this technique, will show up faster.
Another secret is to treat food with respect. Have you seen the wine and food critics? They do not just eat the food. They admire its taste and its flavor from each bite. They admire the colors and they take their time to feel all these things on their tongues. It is an art. You should at least copy them if you are not able to understand all these things.
In time, you will start to understand the reasons why they apply such techniques when they have to evaluate a type of food or a glass of wine. You can do that not only when you eat at restaurants but also when you eat at home. The satiety feeling will show up earlier than usual and the food will feel appreciated.
You should also know exactly what you must buy when you buy your groceries. The best way not to buy stupid and noxious things for your health is to make a list. You must take some time and settle what you need to cook a certain dish and take money with you that will be enough only for the things written on your list. This is a great tip when you want to save money as well. You know how it is when you go into a supermarket and you fill your basket with a bunch of useless things. You will no longer have the money to do it.
No matter if you eat alone or with your friend or family members you should change your dinnerware. If you buy nice, colored and small plates and bowls, that will stop you from serving big quantities of food in them, you will not eat more than you need. It is better to eat small portions once at three hours distance than to eat one big meal.
As you can see, there are solutions for everything. No one is saying that you will lose weight over night. If you forget the fact that you must lose it, and you follow these rules, in time you will lose the weight you intend to and you will never realize when you did.