You might start off your day with an apple, some fat-free milk, and a whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter. Smoothies are also good choices. Skipping breakfast increases over-eating at lunch time, resulting in packing on extra carbs and fat. And this causes sluggishness and tiredness for the remainder of the day.
Some things that should be included in the breakfast are organic eggs, cottage cheese, raw nut butter or smoked fish. These are essential to healthy breakfast. Add Carbohydrates in form of vegetables, oatmeal, fruits, or sprouted grain bread.
Aimless life leads to nowhere. You must have to setup your goal. Don’t worry, you are not going to go to compete in Olympics next time. A common problem people have while setting up a goal is either they set their goal too high or they just don’t set at all. Set up a reasonable goal for yourself. And there is a reason behind it. Once your setup your goal, your unconscious mind constantly reminds you of achieving it. This way you will have a reason to get flat abs in the time frame your setup for yourself.
Traditional Thanksgiving food items weren’t all created equal – nutritionally that is. Roasted white turkey meat (without skin) is a great source of lean protein. Vegetable dishes (without added fats) are also very healthy. On the other hand, buttery mashed potatoes, white bread rolls, cream-based dishes, and heavy gravy are all packed with fat and calories. Fill your stomach with the healthy items first – white turkey meat and plenty of vegetables. Then simply ‘sample’ the less healthy items in small portions. This is so easy to do, save you lots of extra calories, and you don’t have to feel like you are denying yourself, either.
Sure, you eat your recommended portion and sizes at the right mealtime. But, what about in between meals? If you have that tempting bag of pretzels at your secret stash or a sumptuous rack of muffin at the pantry, chances are you have been cheating after meals. Add all the numbers and your calorie intake sure go up intensely.
I’ll be willing to bet you are overweight. Most of us are. Whether it’s a few extras pounds or a whole bunch, we’re fat. The fast food giants and junk-food manufacturers spend billions convincing us to eat their food. Even the so-called reduced fat kind are filled with calories. So, we just eat more of those anyway, thinking we are cheating the scale. Restaurant portions are huge, and my wife and I usually bring half home. But the rest of you don’t. So, what am I saying here? I’m saying that you must stop whining and do something before you end up like my wife and mother. If not, you’ll get heart problems, cause liver or kidney damage, retain clogged arteries and as a result, produce a shortened lifespan.
Most people get into trouble at Thanksgiving dinner by eating full speed ahead until they finally realize that they are full (after their second and third helping). The trouble with this method is the lag time in communication between your stomach and brain. You probably satisfied your hunger with your first plate of food, but your stomach takes a while to get that message to your brain. And during that lag time you took the opportunity to go for your second and third plate of food. This year sit calmly in your chair after that first plate and wait at least 20 minutes before getting seconds. You will be surprised to find that the thought of more food doesn’t sound good anymore – and you will have saved yourself unnecessary weight gain.