If you had asked me this a month ago, I would probably have laughed and said “You think?” I have been experiencing some drastic changes in life, though, and about a month ago, I couldn’t focus and couldn’t even muster enough desire to eat. Of course, I did eat a little, and after a couple of weeks, I started eating “normally” again. However, at that point, it seemed that my stomach had gotten used to not eating much, so I was able to lessen my food intake.
I do fully understand what it feels like to want to keep on eating, especially if the food is good. For those of you who think they eat too much, here are some simple tips which can help you. I have tried them myself, and they work!
Have breakfast. It’s such an old tip, but its effectiveness has never been disproven. Eating breakfast will give you the energy to do whatever you need during the day, and avoid signaling your body to go into starvation mode. You might be surprised at how you do not get hungry easily if you have breakfast!
Drink lots of water. Another old tip, but water really does fill you up. If you find yourself craving for a snack and you just had something to eat, go get a tall glass of cold water and down it. Schedule your meals and follow that schedule. In between, just drink water – lots of it.
Stock up on tasty but healthy treats. What do I have in my fridge/pantry? Cups of low fat yoghurt, low fat cheese, crackers, nuts, apples, soy milk, and other food items that I LIKE. The trick is in finding healthy food that will satisfy you. When you get hungry, you won’t have to look far for something to munch on.
Originally posted on November 6, 2009 @ 2:19 pm