Weight loss tips that don't involve a pill, excercise, or counting calories (at least not really)
-Don’t eat while watching television: t.v. viewing can make you take in 40% more calories than you normally would
-Do something that will distract you when a craving hits: call a friend, listen to music, whatever will distract you for five minutes (the length of time a craving typically lasts)
-Eat a carb/protein rich breakfast. It will keep blood-sugar levels steady and hunger pangs at bay.
-Eating early in the day keeps us from "starvation eating" later on. But it also jump-starts your metabolism. When you don't eat breakfast, you're actually fasting for 15 to 20 hours, so you're not producing the enzymes needed to metabolize fat to lose weight.
-Am I hungry? (If unsure, wait 20 minutes and ask yourself again)
-When was the last time I ate? (If it's less than three hours, it may not be real hunger)
-Could a small snack tide me over until the next meal? (Have ready-to-eat fruits or vegetables on hand for this)
-Snacking between meals is okay. But do it smartly. Satisfying a craving with HEALTHY grubbing is better than binge eating on junk-food
-stick of string cheese
-tablespoon of peanut butter on a piece of fruit
-handful of nuts
-Cut back on the alcohol. They contain hundreds of calories that only increase your hunger. If you need a drink, stick with a glass of wine, light bear or vodka. These drinks usually have about 100 calories per serving.
-Eat fruit twice a day. Fruit has no fat and mostly water. It’s fill you up while leaving less room for you stomach. Plus contains healthy fiber (good for cleaning out your digestive system)
-Get plenty of sleep. Well rested people are less prone to snacking out of fatigue or stress.
-If you drink whole milk, switch to 2% milk. I did it awhile back, there is no drastic difference in taste (in my opinion). Soon whole milk will seem to thick, well it did for me;-)