Letting food cravings rule your life?
Do you snack uncontrollably? Or just eat too much?
Maybe you eat while watching TV, playing video games or reading, and don’t even notice how much you are eating. Or maybe you snack at all hours of the night? Do you say to yourself: ‘I’ll just have one more chocolate biscuit, or one more chip,’ But then somehow you can’t seem to help yourself and you finish the whole packet? These are common scenarios. All too familiar for a lot of people who are wanting to lose weight. What with the low price of sugary snacks, soft drinks and energy drinks, and the temporary high that they can produce, we can easily get caught up in this very accessible way of unhealthy eating and let our impulses rule our lives.
But, with every hight, there is a low
I am here to tell you something important:
What you want is to lose weight... right?
My Top Tips to help you lose weight
- Make small adjustments each week
- Eat plenty of protein at each meal – it’s the protein that keeps you fuller longer
- Increase your water intake – find what temperature works for you: cold, warm, hot.
- Flavour water with a squeeze of fruit juice or flavoured teas
- Decrease your portion sizes gradually – portion size looks bigger on small plates
- Buy something new at the size you want to be – hang it so you see it daily
- Increase your fibre intake – whole fruit, vegetables, etc. Eat the skin instead of peeling*
- Cook your own meals – reduce or cut out processed foods
- Stay away from the snacks and biscuit aisles – be a good role model to your kids
- Wean your kids off sugary or fatty ones to healthier
- Quit the sugar – find an alternative that you like.
- Do squats while you’re waiting for the jug to boil – even a few each time add up
- Learn how to read the contents on packaging – check for sodium and added sugar
- Stay strong as you help yourself and your kids move to healthier snacks and food
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Control Your Anxiety…
Anxiety causes stress, heart palipations, racing thoughts, insomnia, lack of focus and consentration, feeling of powerlessness, OCD and much more…. If you constantly argue and fight about the (relationship, job, spouse, life in general – fill in your own issue here) and continue to brood and worry over how much you hate the situation or how unhelpful that person is, etc. you are adding fuel to your stress levels which continue to escalate until you lose it! There is a bitter argument or confrontation, where neither side wins. It becomes a vicious circle, going around and around. Sound familiar?
Stress can have a major effect on your life…
Symptoms of Anxiety and Stress
- Easily irritated and/or moody
- Feeling overwhelmed and having no control or are losing control of a situation
- Get sick often, typically colds and flu and maybe taking extra time off work
- Continual stressing about small things
- Feeling rushed as if you don’t have enough time
- Being forgetful as well as disorganized
- Trouble focusing or getting this done, not prioritizing so you procrastinate
- Negative thinking that the worst is going to happen
- Frequent headaches or migraines
- Trouble getting or staying asleep, and always tired or lacking energy
- Feeling others hassle or get ‘onto’ you
- Upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation, nausea or vomiting
- Changes in eating habits, often avoiding or perhaps eating too much
- Greater use of alcohol, medicines, tobacco or drugs
- Chest pain and/or heart palpitations
- Decreased libido and/or sexual ability
- Shaking, ringing in the ear, cold hands and/or feet
- Dry mouth, issues swallowing, clenched and/or grinding teeth
- Staying away from other people, not wanting to socialize
- Feeing lonely or depressed.
If you have some of these symptoms you could very well be stressed. As you become more aware of symptoms it’s important that you take action.