Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Oh Portion Control...

I think the problem a lot of people have is that they eat until they are so full they just want to pass out for 5 days! And by people, I mean me. I find myself starving, then stuffing my face, and then repeating the process. This is NOT healthy or effective to get your body into gear. In order to ensure you stay full throughout the whole say you MUST eat breakfast. Not only does it start your metabolism but it also helps your body get ready for the day by supplying it with nutrients. When you have an empty stomach your brain is running on nothing. You should also eat 5-6 small meals a day. When discussing portion size a good rule of thumb is everything on your plate should be a "fist" portion. This simply means that your chicken, your green beans, and your potatoes should all be fist size (about one cup). Of course you can take less carbohydrate and more vegetable but you shouldn't do the other way around.

Another tip that we have already discussed is to drink plenty of water. Water actually gives you a full feeling, and most times when you think you are hungry... you're really thirsty... so DRINK UP!

Also, do not leave out snacks. When I say 5-6 small meals a day that could be interpreted as breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner. You will feel like you are always eating!! And if you want to lose some weight then this is perfect!

Healthy Tip #5: Your body is trained to eat the way it does now, it wasn't born craving sugar and salt. So if you start to train your body to crave healthy sugars like watermelon and other foods that are good for you, a healthy lifestyle won't be so hard!

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