You know the right foods, but due to work and family scheduling, it’s hard to time your meals. Eating is not a moral or ethical issue. It’s human to need to eat, so fueling your body without judgment is OK. Plan ahead, be prepared and take the time to enjoy your food.
Eating a starchy, carb-heavy breakfast of cereal and fruit can leave you feeling lethargic, and eventually more hungry later in the day. Add high quality protein such as eggs or egg whites, or a vegan protein powder in a smoothie to your breakfast and you’ll feel satisfied longer.
“Diet” is a bad four-letter word, and one of the reasons is because people perceive dieting as boring and restrictive. No matter what you eat, you can enhance the flavor and palatability of anything with seasoning. Vary your food choices by combining textures, such as gluten-free granola on top of creamy cashew yogurt with blueberries. Lots of flavor and all your macronutrients!
The biggest mistake I see in my practice is clients attempting to lose weight by eliminating calories early in the day to reduce total calories consumed. Unfortunately, what I see that leading to is making up for the deficit in meeting your daily caloric needs by craving snacks in the evening. The loss of sufficient calories in the day will make you feel tired and hungry later. Go to sleep and vow to eat better the next day!
We all love our smoothies, but if you’re someone who needs to chew to feel satisfied, please find those healthy options that fit your needs! Save your smoothie for later in the day, after your workout or as an afternoon snack.
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