There are so many things that test your willpower: getting out of bed on a cold, dark winter’s morning, doing one more push-up, resisting the last slice of cake and eating carrot sticks instead. Ugh, why does it have to be so tough? Especially the healthy eating part?! What if we told you we had a trick or two up our fashionable sleeves that’ll help you to make healthier choices (without too much effort) — your BFF won’t even have to wrestle you for that chocolate-chip cookie.
1 Drink water
Holla H2O! Water can play a major trick on your brain. Sometimes we think we’re hungry when we’re really just thirsty (hunger and thirst signals originate in the same part of the brain and sometimes the wires get crossed), especially between meals. Before reaching for a snack, drink a glass of water and wait 15 minutes. Score!
2 Grab a good breakfast
Sure, get up and go… but first eat. If you want to slay your day, a balanced breakfast like Kellogg’s All-Bran instant porridge and a portion of fruit will give you a great start to the day. A good breakfast slowly releases energy throughout the morning so you won’t be hit by a major snack attack and eat all the things.
3 Cut it up
It’s not rocket science, fam – cutting your food into bite-sized pieces and eating them one by one will help you to eat less. And chew s.l.o.w.l.y. Your granny was onto something when she told you to chew each bite 32 times: it take 20 minutes for your body to register that you are full and s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g out a meal, gives your body’s signalling process to kick in and tell you’re brain that you’re full before you’ve scoffed the whole plate plus pud.
FYI, you don’t need to inhale an entire slab of chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth. One little square will do. Uhm, but how exactly do you do this? Try this trick: break off a block, put the slab out of sight and distract yourself for 15 minutes after eating. Your craving will be satisfied and you won’t go back for more.
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This post is sponsored by Kellogg’s.