The simplest and easiest way to lose weight is to consume fewer calories than you burn… but dont worry, this doesnt mean youre going to be hungry all the time! How about working out more,instead of eating less all the time, so that you can suit your appetite?
To get you started, here are some tips on how to cut portions without feeling hungry!
1. Start with Water
You will be less hungry if you consume a large glass of water before every meal. Not only does it help to fill our stomaches, sometimes dehydration is actually the reason why youre hungry! It is more common that the grumbling in your tummy can actually occur due to dehydration, not hunger.
Because we sometimes eat when were bored, having a big glass of water with lemon can actually satisfy the need to eat out of boredom.
2. Vegetable Fillers
Add in as many vegetables as you can,whenever you cook a meal. Whether it will be aseafood dish,stir-fry, sandwich or pasta, make sure its packed with vegetables. Vegetables can really fill you up and theyre nutrient high and low calorie!
3. Plate Coloring
Now, this one is odd, but it has been proven that people who eat on plates which color doesnt contrast with the color of their food, eat 22% more food. Its believed that , you can judge the amount of food more accurately,when your food contrasts the plate its served on and thus avoid overeating.
4. Add Carbs, Dont Add to Carbs
Never make a meal based only on carbohydrates, prepare the meal and then if you must, but you should not add carbohydrates. Dont have a bowl of granola and then fill it with yogurt and fruit, have yogurt and top it with a little bit of granola!
The same stands for pasta; grill meat and vegetables as the base and then add a little bit of pasta to it so that the majority of your meal is meat and vegetables, and not carbs! You will see that if you listen to this tip, it with revolutionize your cooking!
5. Limit Portion Size
Craving some chips, how about some cookies… or a bit of chocolate? Take a small serving out of the bag or box, put it on a plate or in a bowl and then leave the kitchen. If you bring the bag of chips or the box of cookies with you, you wont stop eating until you consume the whole bag!
Of course, if you see food in front of you, youre more likely to eat it.