Do you know that you can lose simply by eating? If someone told you that the only way to burn fat and lose is by following some fad diet and eating like a mouse, I would guess that he is plain ignorant. In this article I will prove that you CAN lose by eating the right kinds of foods in the right way!
1. A healthier alternative to diet pills: Diet pills, while helping you suppress your appetite, come with several harmful side effects; truth to be told, when you use them you lose more than gain in the bargain! Here is a healthier and more natural way to get rid of hunger: increase your fiber intake.
Natural fruits and vegetables are rich in fiber. Fiber-rich foods help keep you full for a long time so that you don’t feel hungry too often. Add to that the fact that fiber-rich foods also help in easing your bowel movement, and you would know how important they are for your health! Apart from organic vegetables and fruits, nuts and whole grains are other foods which have plenty of fiber content!
two. The good and bad drinks: If you want to quench your thirst, you can either do it by drinking lots and lots of soda or plain water. The first option would make you wider and bulkier, while the second one would help you lose ! Here is an interesting fact about soda and soft drinks: since they are notoriously rich in sugar, they not only make you fatter but also augment your thirst and hunger, so that you are forced to drink more of them for relief!
Not so with water! Water REALY quenches your thirst, that too, with no unhealthy after-effects! Plus water also boosts your metabolic rate as well as cleanses your body of all harmful toxins and waste products, thereby making it easier for your body to burn fat and lose !
three. A better way to control your portions: We all know how important it is to eat in small portions for the purpose of loss. Here is one funny thing to note: if you put very little food on a large plate, your brain would think that you have eaten less than your requirement, even though that may not be the case. However, put that same food on a smaller plate, and you would feel completely satiated!
What was the difference between the two situations? While in first case your plate was half-empty, in the second case it was full and consequently managed to fool your brain into believing that you are ‘full’.
When I used to eat less food on large plates, I would invariably go back to my refrigerator to pick up more foods. However, ever since I have begun using smaller plates, things have changed for the better! You may or may not believe it, but this is a FACT nonetheless – in order to feel full, you not only need to satiate your stomach but also eyes!