Stock your refrigerator with low fat milk, fruit juices, fresh fruits, reduced fat cheeses, low fat yogurt, fresh veggies, fresh grilled or baked chicken, turkey, and fish, apple sauce, low fat cottage cheese, and bottled water. These choices are all good for you and provides the fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy and strong.
Condition your subconscious mind by using meditation methods based on Aristotle Ethics, and condition your mind to think of food as nourishment rather than comfort. It’s another one of the excellent strategies to successfully lose weight.
Traditional Thanksgiving food items weren’t all created equal – nutritionally that is. Roasted white turkey meat (without skin) is a great source of lean protein. Vegetable dishes (without added fats) are also very healthy. On the other hand, buttery mashed potatoes, white bread rolls, cream based dishes, and heavy gravy are all packed with fat and calories. Fill your stomach with the healthy items first – white turkey meat and plenty of vegetables. Then simply ‘sample’ the less healthy items in small portions. This is so easy to do, save you lots of extra calories, and you don’t have to feel like you are denying yourself, either.
It doesn’t have to be a large breakfast but one that consists of foods that will energy your brain and body. A mere cup of coffee is not substantial. If you must have your coffee, combine it with a bagel and peanut butter or fruit with cheese, or a white omelet or hard-boiled eggs and toast. Notice that the food suggested does not have to be fancy and elaborate but something that will give you energy to sustain you until the following small meal. The snacks in between your major meals can include pretzels, crackers, yogurt, cheese, fresh fruit, smoothies and so much more. Keep in mind that they must not be fried, or sugar laden since you are using these snacks for energy. When you implement these snacks your body will be happy and not feel starved when the major meal time arrives.
Here are some simple ways to control cravings and boost your energy. First, don’t skip breakfast. Give your metabolism a jump start by eating a healthy breakfast. People who eat breakfast also tend to be slimmer because they have a higher metabolism and are able to control their cravings during a stressful day. Second, eat regular meals. If you go too long between meals you can get irritable and tired. This leads to you having less control over your cravings and a major dip in energy. Third, forget about the junk food and focus on complex carbohydrates as a source of energy. Baked potatoes, whole wheat, brown rice, and such will give you the energy boost you need without the inevitable low of junk food.
Consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables will give us the vitamins and minerals we need in order to have a healthy heart. Below are some tips to help you incorporate fruits and vegetables in the different meals of the day.
Aimless life leads to nowhere. You must have to setup your goal. Don’t worry, you are not going to go to compete in Olympics next time. A common problem people have while setting up a goal is either they set their goal too high or they just don’t set at all. Set up a reasonable goal for yourself. And there is a reason behind it. Once you setup your goal, your unconscious mind constantly remind you of achieving it. This way you will have a reason to get flat abs in the time frame you setup for yourself.
Remember that you have to eat healthy foods. There is truth to the freshman 15. Make sure you’re aware of the foods you’re consuming. Avoid overconsuming fast foods and pizza. While it may seem like a cheap and quick option, you won’t be getting the nutrients that your body requires.