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Use These Tricks and Tips to Reduce Your Portion Size Without Experiencing Hunger Pangs
If you are trying to lose weight, the most effective way to do that is by reducing the number of calories you consume and by burning off as many calories as you can through exercise.
It can be difficult and unappealing to try and reduce the amount you eat, but if you follow these tips and tricks below you’ll find it’s easier than you think.
The goal is to eat less, or eat smaller portions, more regularly. You don’t want to trigger those hunger pangs that make you raid the kitchen, looking for anything and everything to eat.
1. Drinking a cold glass of water or soup before your meal can trick your stomach into believing it’s fuller faster. This means that you won’t need to eat as much to feel satisfied.
2. Having a protein shake as a meal replacement is also a great way to lose weight. It is usually formulated with high fiber to keep you full for a longer period.
If drinking the shake alone does not keep you full, a small snack like a health bar or a bowl of oats should be substantial before your next meal.
3. Try eating smaller meals spread throughout the day. This means your body will not have as many energy peaks and lows so you won’t need to snack as often.
4. If you do find yourself craving some kind of snack then choose healthy alternatives to fattening crisps and biscuits. Use this time to make sure you are getting your five a day, by snacking on fruits and vegetables.
5. Try changing the way you eat too. A great trick to make sure you don’t overeat is to eat very slowly. This might seem silly at first, but it really does work.
Most of us are too busy or in a rush when we eat our food. This means when our bodies signal us, telling us that we are full and don’t need anymore, it’s too late because we’ve already eaten many extra spoonfuls of food before that signal reaches us.
This is why a lot of people feel bloated or like a beached whale after eating.
If you use these five tips and tricks you’ll find that you won’t have to eat as much as you did before, you’ll feel fuller for longer and you’ll avoid those hunger pangs, that lead to self-sabotage while trying to lose weight.