We’ve all done it: had that extra slice of cake at a birthday party, plowed through a bag of chips and salsa in one sitting, finished a meal at a restaurant after we were already full but couldn’t get over paying for something we hadn’t eaten. Overeating happens to even the most disciplined health nut, but there are ways to keep ourselves from letting it happen on a regular basis. Get a pen and paper, and get ready to take notes, (or just bookmark this page on your computer)!
1) Take It To-Go
My Italian grandmother and mother show love with food, so when your plate hasn’t been finished, it’s like you’ve broken their heart into a million little pieces. Food and love are synonymous in many cultures, and when you come from this kind of upbringing, it can be difficult to set healthy portion parameters for yourself. Something to try, at least when eating out, is to ask for a To-Go container when your meal arrives. Granted, this isn’t an appropriate move for every dining experience, but read the room and proceed when it feels right. Cut that hamburger in half and put it into the box along with half of whatever your side is and voila! Not only did you give yourself a healthy portion of food at dinner, you now have “free” lunch tomorrow!
2) Eat Breakfast-ALWAYS
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it sets you up for success or failure in your dietary endeavors for the rest of the day. If you miss breakfast, you tend to eat more food later in the day, when your body doesn’t actually need as much fuel or as much food to feel full. A recent study (1) of 3,000 people showed that the majority of people who lost an average of 70 lbs were able to keep it off over 6 years when they ate breakfast regularly. Only 4% were able to keep the weight off without eating breakfast.
3) Add a Supplement to Your Diet Like Slim Vitality from Pure Vitality
If you’re wanting to lose weight, but get hungry and end up eating filler foods for energy, a supplement could be a great addition to your diet. Pure Vitality is known for using top of the line, quality ingredients in their products and stay away from fillers and dangerous components found in other weight loss and dietary products. Not only is Slim Vitality great if you’re looking to lose weight by featuring ingredients such as Garcinia Cambogia, which promotes weight loss, it also helps your body process food more efficiently so you get the most out of your meals and maintain energy levels. Bioperine has the ability to increase bioavailability of nutritional compounds while Green Tea Extract provides rich vitamins and minerals to your body.
4) Chill Out
Stress triggers overeating like no other. Try to be mindful of any stressful triggers in your life and find ways to manage them or weed them out altogether. Practicing meditation, going for a walk, talking with a friend, or good old therapy can do the trick!
5) Plan Ahead
If you know you have a crazy day ahead of you, try to plan out your meals. Whether that means making food at home so you know exactly what you’re consuming, or planning your work day around being able to have an extra 10 minutes to eat at the delicious vegetarian restaurant down the street from work instead of the fast food joint next door, eating mindfully so you can get the nutrients you need will aid in preventing overeating.
Put some whole food energy bars in your desk, stay hydrated, and give yourself time to realize if you are still, in fact, hungry after you’ve had a fair share of your meal, and you will be on your way to being more present in your dietary habits. Sometimes you need that pint of ice cream, but hopefully these tips will keep your overeating at bay and help you give a balanced, healthy and mindful relationship with food. Pure Vitality offers lots of great supplements to help you on your dietary journey whether it’s weight loss, nutrient deficiency, lack of energy or any myriad of health concerns. Head on over to their website for a list of products that could help you live your best life!
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