How To Stick To Your Diet Guide (Pt II)
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We all face the temptation to just go for fast food or any other ready-made meals. These foods are often unhealthy and you do not have a full profile of the ingredient list. You can resist the temptation by packing your own food. Cooking your food allows you to control the portion you eat. It also gives you full control over the ingredient list and the taste. If you are still hungry afterwards, consider packing some extra healthy snacks like nuts and fruits. It is better to eat those healthy alternatives than to head to the vending machine and munch on a chocolate bar.
Another trick to control your hunger level and cravings is to eat before you go out for the night. You will feel fuller so you won’t excessively order food at the restaurant. It is important to prevent yourself from getting hungry because that will make you binge on the first food you set your eyes on.
Going on a diet does not mean you completely cut off any junk food. You can indulge yourself if you have cravings every once in a while. Just make sure to indulge in bits. Take two or three spoonful of ice cream instead of an entire tub so that you won’t backtrack your progress.
If you can’t commit to completely eliminating certain foods in your life, you can simply go for substitutes. Take vegan meat instead of the actual red meat to prevent your cholesterol levels from hiking up. Go for banana chips instead of potatoes. Use berries to curb your sweet tooth cravings instead of candy or chocolate. At the instance you do slip up on your diet, the best you can do is to burn it off at the gym so that they won’t pile up to become visceral fat that will then turn into a health complication. You can also burn off a few more calories by running and walking briskly, alternately.