Are you part of those people who are in an eternal battle with their weight? Then you know how difficult it is to maintain the desired appearance and good form, amidst life’s chaos and endless obligations.
All this may be simpler than you think – so, before each meal, ask yourself these four questions:
1. Am I really hungry?
It seems like a stupid question, because if you eat, you must be hungry.
But very often you reach out for food because you are bored, because it is available (the chips bag is already open), depression, luck, or because you’ve thought of some particular food.
But if you’ve eaten recently, then you are certainly not hungry.
Avoid these unnecessary meals during the day.
2. Does this food fulfill any need in the diet?
We eat to survive.
This means that any food we ingest in the body should contain nutrients and vitamins that we need for proper functioning.
In addition to being healthy, the diet should be balanced.
If you eat a protein breakfast (eggs and yogurt) in the morning, then as a snack meal you should eat something that contains fiber, potassium and vitamin A.
Consider the meals and snacks like a jigsaw puzzle that you need to finish each day.
3. Is the serving adequate?
It’s time for a snack and you eat a banana, peanut butter, a piece of cheese and crackers.
Although this food is healthy, it contains a lot more calories than you need for a snack.
Depending on your body weight and how much you struggle to lose weight, you should limit your snack meals to approximately 150 calories, breakfast between 300 and 500 calories, lunch between 400 and 600 calories, and dinner between 400 and 600 calories.
4. Are there any healthier alternatives?
You can put butter on a plain bun, or you can wrap a piece of whole-grain bread with peanut butter.
Objectively, we are not always able to choose a healthier option, but we should try to do so in most of the cases.