Most people make major changes to their diet when they want to slim down. After cutting down much carbohydrates and fat, they feel hungry. So, won’t it be nice if we can feel satisfied with a small meal which has less fat?
Here are some of the tips I have compiled from people who have successfully lose weight:
- Don’t reduce your portions too much too quick. Though eating less is important, if you have been controlling your portions and you feel hungry after the meal, then you have overdone it too much too fast. If you eat one and half bowl of rice, instead of cutting it down to half bowl, cut it to one bowl. Instead of six ounces of meat at dinner, cut it to four and add more vegetables to the plate.
- Eat foods rich in water and fiber. Fruits, vegetables and low-fat milk are good food to make you feel filled up yet still low in calories. In fact, vegetable soup is a great choice. Alternatively, eat a salad before the main course. The main course is usually the one with the most calories. So, salad before meal helps you to reduce the intake later.
- Focus on whole foods in every meal. Highly processed foods, which are crammed with sugar, will leave you hungry. In addition to that, artificial sweeteners make things worse.
- Drink low calorie soup. Soup take longer to exit the stomach than typical beverages. Soups also can help you eat less throughout the day. My mum likes to make watery soup with ingredients such as tomato, broccoli, garlic, potato and onion. Trust me, it tastes good and I like it very much.
- Add spice. Spicy foods not only seem to temporarily increase metabolism, they can also diminish hunger. (I guess that is why most of my Thai friends are really slim.)
Hopefully, the above tips will be helpful in your weight loss plan. Let me know if you have other experience in cutting down calories yet still feeling full after the meal.
Category: Weight Loss
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