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Motivation to lose weight
As Carnival 2013 is fast approaching, most masqueraders are hustling to get to exercise machines or going into exercise classes like Zumba, trying to burn off calories in order to fit into costumes which they had taken measurement for before the Christmas season.
One of the secrets which helps with weight management is to not “balance” healthy foods eaten during the day with junk foods like pizza, snacks or ice cream at night when you get home.
One solution to controlling one’s appetite after dark is to eat more often during the day. Many people don’t plan their meals—they may dash out of the house in the morning with little more than a cup of coffee (I am guilty of this) and then try to power through the day without taking time to eat properly. It’s no wonder that by the time I get home at night, I’m literally starving and I eat until I satisfy my hunger and in some cases, overeat.
I have since learnt that one of the best defences against nighttime nibbling is eating correctly. Breakfast and lunch meals should provide plenty of protein to keep the mind sharp and hunger at bay. Some healthy carbs like fruits, veggies and whole grains are great for maintaining blood sugar. A protein shake is a great way to start the day or end the night. Also an egg white omelet with fruit, plain non-fat yogurt with fruit, or a quick bowl of oatmeal with some protein powder stirred in.
By putting more nutritional emphasis on your daytime meals and snacks, it’s likely you won’t be nearly as hungry at night, so your dinner meal can be lighter and smaller. But we all know this...how many of us practice it?
Need motivation to lose weight? When you’re on the move and in need of a motivational chat, weight loss tips or just some good ol’ fashioned support, e-mail me: [email protected]
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