1. Drink (and eat ) more water
You’ve probably heard of the old rule to drink 8 glasses of water a day. The thing is, the rule is true. You should drink lots of water. It keeps your metabolism flowing smoothly – and it fills you up, so you’re less hungry. In particular you should drink a glass of water when you first wake up. It helps activate your organs. Plus you should drink a glass of water 30 minutes before a meal. It aids digestion. But you don’t have to only drink water. You can drink water with fresh squeezed juice – so it tastes yummy. Or drink tea. Plus, you can “eat” water – if you eat fresh fruit and veggies- because they can also contribute to your “water allowance.” In fact, watermelon not only has the word “water” in its name, it has lots of water within it too!
2. Dining Out? Always get a doggy bag.
Restaurant portions are HUGE. Unless you’re eating at one of those places where they serve two pieces of shrimp on a plate and call it an entree, you should think about splitting your meal in two and bringing home a doggy bag. If you’re low on willpower, tell the waiter to split your meal in half before serving you. Another solution: You could order an appetizer for your main meal. Either way, you’ll eat less and save money.
3. Eat what you can Pronounce
In other words, stop buying packaged “food” with all kinds of multi-syllable ingredients. Eat more fresh foods, and you will be consuming lots of naturally yummy nutrients. Plus, this healthier kind of food will keep you feeling sated longer. Also keep in mind that packaged “foods” are not only loaded with yucky body-bloating salt, fat, sugar and crazy mutant preservatives – they leave you feeling puffy, lethargic and hungry for more of the same. Yep, although chemically-laden foods don’t feed your body the proper nutrition — they do feed your hunger for over-eating. Studies show packaged foods “wire you up” to want to eat more packaged foods. As a result, it’s best to keep away from them in the first place.
4. Take a Break
Sitting sitting sitting, that’s all we do all day. At cubicles, in cars, on the couch. Just stand up and walk around for even 2 minutes every half hour (unless you’re driving). Taking even a small break to movearound can make a big difference in your waistline – not to mention your energy levels – which is sort of related to the next tip…
5. Get your Beauty Sleep
Scientists have found a whole lotta benefits from a good night’s sleep – one of them being weight loss. Long story short: a lack of circadian rhythm totally throws off your metabolism. Also, you know how you get so tired, you can’t think straight? That’s when you start ditching the grilled chicken and steamed veggies and reach for the mac and cheese.
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Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.
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