06 May 10 more hints, tips and tricks to healthy weight loss
I have to start by saying I do not use the phrase weight loss with my clients, I prefer to say weight reduction. The mind is so powerful and picks up on every word you say and if you say you have lost something unconsciously you want to find it and when you have lost the weight you really don’t want to find it again!
Many of us choose to eat in front of the TV or computer which can be a real distraction. When you are not consciously aware of what we are eating, the taste, the texture of the food or even take pleasure in the meal it’s easy to overeat. The most effective way to eat and enjoy a meal is to eat consciously. Sit at a table without other distractions. You will eat less and enjoy your food more.
Chew you food slowly and thoroughly, get the last ounce of satisfaction out of each and every bite. Again you will eat less, feeling fuller faster. Giving your mind and body time to let you know you have had enough. This also helps with digestion because most of this should take place in the mouth as chewing is a very important part of removing most of the nutrients from the food. 20 minutes to eat your meal has been proven an ideal time.
Drink a glass or two of water before your meal not only with this help to hydrate your body but it will make you feel fuller and you will want to eat less
Start your meal with foods that will have minimal input to weight, for instance with a salad. Celery is quite bulky and uses up almost as much energy to chew it as it produces.
Avoid foods that contain flour
Do not eat after 7.00pm
Consume some vinegar before eating, I like organic Apple Cider Vinegar, you don’t need much a couple of tablespoons a day, you can add it to a salad dressing or consume in a glass of water.
Get at least 7 hours sleep a night
Ginger has been proven to decrease body weight, all you need is a ¼ to 1 ½ teaspoons a day. The most opportune time to consume this is the morning. It can be taken in food or as a tea.