Have you ever heard of yo-yo diet? I used to follow this kind of diet. Surprisingly, I notice a significant lost of weight in the first week itself. Everything start to loosen up… my pants, jeans, shirt …omg! However the weight loss isn’t true weight loss instead, it can be attributed by the loss of water which mark up 70% of your body constitution.
But hey all, today i went shopping. Guess what?
I lost two sizes. I bought a pair of black skinny jeans. I used to wear size 16 about 5months ago. Now, I am size 12. I think it’s pretty amazing!
Here are some tipsto help you stay satisfied, not totally full but yeah at least not bloated…LOL.. and to stop that naughty out-of-control cravings.
- EAT REGULARLY
Please ladies and gents…please eat eat regularly. If not,you’ll find yourself on an emergency hunt for food and unable to make healthy choices. Take the old me as an example. I realised when I start yo-yo dieting, go on hungry with one meal once a day… after a while, I got sick of this growling stomach. Hence, I took a revenge. I ate as much as my stomach. I was bloated feeling like a fat pig. Trust me…then comes the guilt…owh yeah it will be there for a while until I see another food. So, all I am saying is that don’t ever skip your meal. Eat regularly but in a smaller amount. Say 40% of carbohydrate, 30% protein and 20% fat. Take even the snack or tea break.
- EAT LOW-CAL, HIGH VOLUME MEALS
Food with high water content such as watermelon, honey dew, papaya, persimmon can help suppress hunger. You can eat fruits and vegetables in bigger portions for less calories.
Try salad…works for me all the time. Put the tomatoes, carrot, lettuce or crabmeat or whatever you’d like to have and mix with a spoon of mayonaise.
Or steam a broccoli or fresh tomato and eat with bread and two frankfurters. Walla!
- EAT PROTEIN AT EVERY MEAL
University researchers found that high-protein eaters felt more satisfied and less hungry. Furthermore, those who ate 30% of their calories from protein preserved more lean body mass, which includes calorie-burning muscle. Boost your protein intake with a serving of lean protein at each meal like egg whites, chunky light tuna, skinless chicken, beans and chickpeas.
- DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
People said by drinking lots of water, your skin will glow and you look fresh. Well, I bet that is true.
First thing in the morning, as your body loses fluid overnight; lets make a habit by drinking about one and a half glass of water early in the morning or as soon as you wake up.
Then always remember to drink another one and a half glass prior to having your meal.
Throughout the day, drink about 1.5 to 2 litres. According to a German study, drinking about 1.5 litres of cold water ( about a glass each time… say 6-8 glasses ) can help you burn up to an extra 50 calories a day, which works out to 2kg a year without exercise…but hey get your lazy bumps working…go out exercise!
Expert says the metabolism boost could be due to the extra effort the body needs to raise the water’s temperature to 37 celcius.