Today, there are so many temptations available to us that staying in shape has become more difficult than ever.
Most people would like to be in top shape, but can’t deny themselves their favorite snacks. If you’re looking to take care of your body, there are many tricks to keep you on the right path.
Here are some useful tricks to keep you off the high-calorie road.
1. Eat a child’s portion
Properly portioning your meals can be difficult but a good indication of what’s OK, is the portion you would give a child. If you’re at a restaurant, order a child’s portion and if you’re at home, just fill the plate as much as you would for your own child. This will help you moderate the amount of food you eat as well as the number of calories you eat with each meal.
2. Less pasta, more vegetables
Pasta, bread and so on are dangerous when you’re trying to lose weight or eat healthier. A good alternative is vegetables. Instead of eating paste, try replacing it now and then with some vegetables. You can even make noodles out of vegetables, and some recipes let you replicate the taste and texture of pasta almost perfectly. Use these tricks in order to give your body what you want, but also what it needs.
3. Breakfast is a must
You’ve probably heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s true, and not just for its nutritious properties. If you skip breakfast, you will inevitably feel hungrier later on in the day. This leads to eating more during the other meals of the day, and even late night snacking. Overall, it’s just bad. You should always make time to eat breakfast, even if it’s just a little bit of food.
4. Get rid of temptations
The trick is to get rid of temptations altogether, instead of trying to resist them. Why fight to resist the urge of opening a bag of chips when you can just get rid of the chips? This way, your cravings are irrelevant because there are no fatty foods in your house. It’s a really easy and super efficient way to keep yourself from eating things you shouldn’t.
5. Weekly weighing
You might be scared to step on the scale, but doing it once a week can be really good. Seeing your progress before your eyes will give you the motivation to keep going. There are also other ways of measuring your progress, like taking a good look at yourself in the mirror or trying on the same pair of pants to see if they fit you better.