Best Eating Habits for Health and Permanent Weight Loss
When it comes to losing weight, many of us struggle on a daily basis. We might want to lose weight, we might try to lose weight eating low-calorie foods and exercising, but for some reason, the weight stays on and we are not able to lose as quickly or as much as we would like. Thankfully, there are several things that we can do to contribute to our weight-loss as a whole that are actually very easy to incorporate into your day-today life.
Have you ever noticed that while some people seem to struggle with their weight, other people seem to not worry and still maintain a healthy weight? The reality is that there are a few secrets that must be recognized in order to lose weight and keep it off.
One of the first secrets to losing weight is to listen to your body. Many times, our bodies will tell us when to stop eating or when a food does not agree with our system. This is one of the most important aspects to maintaining a healthy weight.
Little More coffee to go with That Beloved Half & Half
The second secret is to go light on the condiments. These little known calorie-packed foods actually do much more harm than good for our bodies, so make sure to use them sparingly.
H2O is Better
Third, stay hydrated at all times, which means drinking water constantly. It is a truism that while we might feel hungry, we are actually just dehydrated and need to simply drink a glass of water.
Hunger + grocery shopping = over buying = over eating
Fourth, never go to the grocery store hungry! Going to the grocery store hungry will only increase the temptations to purchase foods that might not be the best for maintaining our weight.
Sit to Eat
Fifth, eat only when relaxed. When we are stressed out, we release cortisol, the “flight or fight” hormone that tells your body to hold on to or store calories/glucose just incase you need it in a stressful situation. This is why it is essential that we always remember to eat our meals in an environment that is enjoyable and stress-free.
While any of these may be difficult to do at times, they are actually primary components to our entire weight-loss process. Taking consistent, proactive action is key. Use these five secrets as a guide, by putting yourself there: think the right thoughts, do the right actions and your body will follow. Starting right now, you can put yourself in a state of being healthy by thinking, feeling, acting, and doing healthy in every moment of your life going forward.