A typical human eat thousands of pounds every year. Our body uses food as building blocks and fuel. Protein is the main ingredient responsible for growing youths and repairing the body while fuel in terms of calories give us the energy to carry on with our daily lives.
In an ideal world, each meal consumed ought to be nutritious. It should include lots of raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and a little lean meat. However, the reality is that most of us consume processed food everyday. The reason is because processed food gives us the ‘feel good’ factor when we are feeling emotional (chocolate, ice cream) and the taste that makes us want more of it until we reach a level where we can’t get enough of it.
In the end, we deteriorate our own health. We grow overweight, our arteries get clogged, immune systems weaken, diseases start revealing themselves, etc.
Well, time and time again, the thought of stopping yourself from overeating, binge eating or emotional eating might have crossed your mind. Maybe what’s holding you back is lack of ideas. Fret not as below are the best methods that you can effectively and efficiently use to wean yourself off the bad habit.
- Slow Down
You’ll lose 20 pounds (10 kg) by just slowing down. The reason lies in our scumbag stomach. It takes 20 minutes before our brain register that we are already full, so overeating is ALWAYS possible at every meal.
The more time food is spent chewing, the easier it is for the stomach to digest, leading to much less digestive problems.
Try using a smaller spoon when eating your next meal.
- Small Portions High Frequency
A study conducted at St. Michael’s Hospital in Ontario, Canada, observed two groups of individuals. One was subjected to a common three-meals-a-day diet while another was asked to consume over a dozen small ones throughout the day. At the end of the study, the “nibblers” showed considerably lower levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad kind of cholesterol that sticks to the arteries).