There's one simple secret to losing weight that you already know: eat less! Even if you plan to exercise, the easiest way to lose weight is still to cut down on calories.
You don't need to starve or go hungry. You can eat enough to keep your body healthy with the vitamins and minerals that it needs.
The main problem these days which you may have faced is emotional eating. You might eat when you feel happy, as a reward. Or you might eat to comfort yourself when you are down.
You might even eat when you aren't hungry just because that is what you are conditioned to do.
If you identify with the reasons for eating above, you are probably like most people who have a poor relationship with food.
So if you want to take action to overcome this dysfunctional way of eating you should start by slashing your calorific intake by 500.
At first this isn't going to be easy as your body might give you hunger pangs.
They will soon subside and it will be easy.
It will take will-power to overcome the hunger pangs and thinking of food. But stick with it and you will see results quickly.
Treat it as a personal challenge.
Now that we have covered the basics we can move onto the action you need to take.
Here are 8 simple tips to help you to curb your appetite when cutting calories.
After just one week of eating less, your appetite will subside in a natural way. You will find that your stomach shrinks in response to eating less, and you will need less food to feel full. If you have been seriously overeating then it may take longer to feel the change, but stick with it.
1. Cut out breakfast
This may sound alarming and against all the advice you have heard. But, scientific studies into meal times found that eating your first meal later on will mean eating less through the whole day.
Some people find it really difficult to give up breakfast, so if you are one of these people then eat a protein based meal first thing in the morning instead of sugary cereals and starchy bread.
2. Drink plenty of water
Water fills up your stomach even if only for a short time. And you might find that currently, you think you are hungry when you are thirsty. Your body also needs lots of water to carry out the process of fat burning.
3. Take 1 or 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil every day
Studies discovered that it aids in appetite reduction and interferes with your bodies fat storing process.
4. Keep active all day long
Try to stay on the move even if you have a job where you sit down a lot during the day. Get up to walk to the bathroom or walk around the office at least twice every hour.
And try to make up for long gaming sessions, or vegging out in front of the TV by going for a short walk.
5. Eat your vegetables
Vegetables are a great way to fill up and have loads of health benefits. My boyfriend helped (well, pushed!) me to eat more veg by cutting up onions and peppers and putting them into meals like curries or the odd tasty stir fry.
6. Use small plates for meals
This will trick your mind into thinking there is more food on your plate, as small plates need less food to look full.
7. Have an early bedtime
Many people have told me over the years that they get really hungry at night, and tend to snack at this time. This is because we tend to be doing things at this time of night such as watching TV, when it is easy to reach for the snack bowl.
So go to bed at an earlier time to avoid hunger pangs.
8. Take an appetite suppressant
There is no shame in getting an extra helping hand to avoid hunger when you are cutting down on calories. Take a supplement like PhenQ to curb hunger and add a fat burning pill into the mix.
Follow these easy tips to reducing your calorie intake and avoiding hunger. You can and will lose weight without too much effort.
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