From time to time – especially after the New Year holidays and early spring – I want to start a new life and, among other things, go on a diet. But it is important not only to choose the right diet, but also to prevent the opposite effect – weight gain – after you stop following it.
In this article, we will share with you a few tricks that will help you eat right, feel satiety with less food and combine products correctly. These tricks will allow you to maintain both health and desired weight.
Avoid low-calorie diets
Diets based on the consumption of small amounts of calories – it’s an unhealthy way to lose weight. Such diets expose your body to severe stress and deprive it of the necessary energy and nutrients. After such diets, your body very much wants to make up for lost time and begins to postpone the “reserves” in the event of a hunger strike.
Therefore, we recommend that you eat every day the necessary amount of calories, keep the quality of food and increase physical activity.
Avoid high-protein diets
Diets based on high protein content are also harmful to health. Although they allow you to lose weight in a short time, such diets overload the body, especially the liver and kidneys. If you make your organs work more than usual, it will affect them in the long run. Like stress, a protein diet will lead to undesirable side effects over time.
No doubt, the protein should be part of the diet, but in addition to it must include fruit, vegetables and carbohydrates.
Chew your food thoroughly
This is very important for good digestion and for a sense of satiety to come when consuming less food: hunger does not go on for another 20 minutes after you start eating.
Chew your food until you begin to feel that you are practically drinking it.
Follow the combination of products
You gain weight differently depending on how you combine foods in your diet: some of them, if they are together, are difficult to digest.
The basic rule is not to mix too many products within the same meal. For example, for one meal you can choose one product from each category:
- Proteins: meat, fish, eggs, legumes.
- Carbohydrates: pasta, rice, potatoes, bread and so on.
- Vegetables: salad, vegetable soup and so on.
Try to give up dessert in one meal, with the exception of an apple or pear. Much worse with the main dish is digested fruits such as citrus, watermelon and melon. They make digestion difficult, fermented and can cause bloating, gas and similar problems.
Dairy products also do not fit well with everything else.
Choose Nutrient Products
Nutritious foods are the best choice for those who have a good appetite and who are not ready to experience hunger.
An excellent option – a cocktail based on fruits. You can choose fruits to taste and mix them with water. If the drink turns unsweetened, you can sweeten it with stevia. In this case, freshly squeezed juices saturate much worse, as, as a rule, they no longer contain fiber, which is rich in fruits.
Another option, very useful for health, is gazpacho, cold vegetable soup (tomato, pepper, cucumber …), which should be eaten without filtering to keep the fiber in it.
Finally, you can always choose whole grains (whole wheat bread or pasta, brown rice, etc.) that best satisfy hunger and are rich in essential nutrients.
Algae agar-agar, which are used for the curtailing of products, is also a good option, which can be added to the dishes.
Drink plenty of fluids
Often the body requires food when in fact it is thirsty. In addition, drinking helps to remove toxins that accumulate in your body.
It is very important to drink warm water and to avoid very cold water, as it can cool the digestive system and cause difficulties with digestion of food.
Between meals you should drink 6-8 glasses of water, but you can sometimes replace them with herbal infusions and teas.
Green and red tea (Puer), for example, help to avoid fluid retention in the body and burn fat stores. You can prepare a whole day of a liter of tea and drink it until 4-5 o’clock in the afternoon to avoid problems with sleep: tea contains a lot of theine, similar to caffeine in its effect. To tea, you can add a little lemon juice, and also sweeten the drink with stevia.