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4 tips for getting your eating under control

Don’t get derailed by your stomach!

Anyone who has ever tried to diet has been frustrated by their stomach.  Despite your best efforts to limit food and make healthier choices, it seems like we are always hungry for what we know we shouldn’t have!

However, there are some things that you should know about your stomach that can make it easier to avoid dieting pitfalls.

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

–          Use smaller plates. Something about the way that human’s minds work tells us to finish the food that is on our plate, regardless of whether it is huge or not.

–          Eat slowly. It is one of those things you hear all the time, but it really does help your body know that you are full when you eat slowly. You will also enjoy your food more if you are not rushing through each meal.

–          Cold water. Your stomach is about the size of your fist, so drinking a glass of cold water before you eat and more water during your meal will help to fill the space inside your stomach without overeating. Additionally, since water has no calories, your body actually burns calories processing cold water!

–          Try to eat smaller meals more frequently instead of a few large meals. Aim for four to six meals each day, which works out to approximately one meal every four hours. This keeps your metabolism working consistently throughout the day and ensures that your body knows when to expect food so that you don’t get as hungry throughout the day.

Remember you are what you eat

If you make these simple changes to the way you eat, you will be that much closer to healthier and happier relationship with your stomach! Remember, making a commitment to better nutrition is a big part of succeeding with an exercise program and even life in general – so don’t let your stomach get in your way!

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