One of the most challenging elements of trying to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle are the constant cravings for unhealthy food.
But it is these constant cravings for unhealthy foods that can stifle our best intentions to improve our lives. So, is there a way to lose the excess weight that is holding us back from living our best life?
First and foremost, the worst plan to utilize is cutting out food cold turkey. Ultimately this will lead to extreme hunger, causing your survival instincts to kick in. You could end up bingeing and putting on more weight than before.
Because this is a common problem, many doctors, scientists, and experts seek to find viable solutions for people who need to become healthy. Below we list many of these solutions for you to consider:
Lower Your Carb Intake
The Journal “Eat And Weight Disorders” published a study revealing that reducing carb intake reduces your cravings for them. Obviously, this is contrary to what you might assume.
Remember the rule of “everything in moderation“. Your body does need some carbohydrates to be healthy, especially if you are incorporating exercise into your new healthy lifestyle. Simply cutting back is key.
Increase Your Fiber Intake
Fiber intake can help you feel fuller for longer. The secret to avoiding gas and bloating from increasing fiber in your diet is to start slowly. Drinking water can also counter any adverse effects.
There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is what slows down digestion. Foods which contain soluble fiber include most fruits, peas, beans and bran.
Increase Lean Protein Intake
Protein has an excellent reputation for reducing hunger cravings for long periods. However, if it is not lean protein, you will not lose weight.
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