Fighting the Bulge

For many of us dieting is a part of our lives. We see these dream ads of going from a size 20 to a size 6 and fall for it. However there is no such thing. You are just setting yourself up for failure because everyone doesn’t have the same body make up. So thinking you will get these results is just a fantasy. I personally have tried many different diets, but never got the results I was seeking. So I have chosen to eat healthier. Its a better alternative to dieting and putting yourself through the torture of not being able to eat the foods you want and love. Instead of focusing on dieting lets put our attention on healthier habits which will lead to the weight loss you’ve been looking for.

Drink Water Before Meals

This will not only boost your metabolism helping you burn off calories, it will also cause you to eat less.

Drink Green Tea

Green tea contains antioxidants and nutrients that promote weigh loss by boosting your metabolism. I love green tea and drink it daily with lemon. I drink it after meals when I eat foods that are harder for me to digest like meat. Overall it has many great benefits and taste great.

Avoid Late Night Snacks

A good habit is to stop eating 3 hours before bedtime.

Here’s a fact found in the book called “Ultra Metabolism” by Mark Hyman, MD

The metabolism slows down when you sleep so you shift from fat burning to fat storage.

Turn to Healthy Fats

Foods like olive oil, avocado and nuts allow you to stay fuller for longer periods and decrease your cravings promoting weight loss. So try incorporating foods like this into your daily meals.

Never Deprive Yourself

Depriving yourself of a favorite food will only heighten your cravings. Then cause you to binge eat when you succumb to the cravings. Instead enjoy in moderation–small servings of the foods you love.

Increase Veggies

Eat salad before meals. This will fill you up faster and allow you to consume the vegetables and nutrients your body needs to function properly. It will also decrease your risk for heart disease and diabetes.

Include Fresh Herbs When Cooking

Fresh herbs like dill, basil, ginger help to boost the metabolism and make your meals tastier. Experiment with the herbs.  You’ll create great flavors you never knew existed

Until next time stay true to you and be the best you can be.

scarletshealthandwellness

Starting my journey to a healthier lifestyle began when I realized that the human body is like a machine. Whatever you put in it affects how it works. To allow our body to function at it's best we must care for it properly both physically and mentally. So my mission is to help others by sharing tips and ideas on ways to bettering their health.

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