THE BEST DIET TRICKS
The holiday season is over and I am guessing lots of people are on the lookout for a new diet. I am totally against dieting. I keep preaching to eat lots but healthy stuff which basically means tons of veggies and salad. If you haven’t gotten my book yet, it is really the time now. It’s name says it all “Hayalindeki Sen”. Meanwhile here are some tricks that will never get out of fashion and that will help you to shed those extra pounds.
Your body needs energy. Fuel it with good carbs, protein and vitamins. My favorites are müsli and chia pudding.
Limit your coffee and tea consumption to two cups a day. Make sure you drink 2-3 litres of water. Fill a bottle and carry it with you everywhere you go. Put it on your desk at the office and drink before, during and after your workout.
Put it down
Take little bites and put your fork down. Your body usually gets the “I am full” signal after about 15 minutes. If you gobble down your meal in five minutes you may still feel hungry after a huge portion of food.
Sleep eight hours a night. Skipping on sleep makes your body increase the production of the appetite hormone ghrelin which can result in weight gain. You also produce growth hormones during the night which help you build up muscle tissue.
Take a deep breath
Lots of stress makes you fat because your body releases the stress hormone cortisol which builds fat around your mid-section. So look up some yoga exercises and take a deep breath. Make sure your phone is switched off!
If you eat out at the restaurant you will most likely eat unhealthy. Plan your lunch ahead, cook it and take it to the office in a jar. If you don’t have time, you can simply stir some oatmeal together with milk, fresh fruit and nuts for a healthy nutritious meal.
Greens are packed with fibres and low calorie so eat as many as you can. There are great ways to prepare them, don’t limit yourself to boring green salads and steamed vegetables.
Eat when hungry
You shouldn’t eat when you don’t feel hungry. But you should also not wait until you get to the starving point and would eat anything to get your blood sugar back on track. Always have some nuts and dried fruit in your office drawer.
Keep a Food Journal
Sometimes people tell me they haven’t eaten anything all day. But then they remember that they actually did eat but always on the go. Taking notes of what you eat and drink really helps to control what you put in your mouth.
If you don’t have anything unhealthy in the fridge it will be way easier to eat properly. Go shopping with a shopping list like this http://squatgirl.com/en/the-healthy-foods-list/ and freeze some bananas for an up-coming craving. You will love this healthy ice-cream recipe here http://squatgirl.com/en/guilt-free-ice-cream/.