Sunday, October 13, 2013

Control Weight

Control what you weigh by getting in rhythm with your body. When you listen to music, dance! Here's what happens:
  • You easily burn calories.
  • You stimulate your organs so that your metabolism kicks into gear.
  • You have fun. When you're having fun, there is no 'stress or binge eating'.
Control weight creeping up by eating more protein instead of empty calorie salad fillers that don't really satisfy you. Here's how:
  •  If you're still hungry after a salad, eat an energy bar with at least 5 g of protein. It will help to stabilize your blood sugar and you will feel satisfied for hours. Always drink a glass of water or have another unsweetened drink with an energy bar to help your body break it down for good digestion.
  • When your pants are too tight, cut your carbs in half but don't skimp on the protein. You will still feel satisfied. It takes more energy to burn protein. Eat less, chew more is a weight control mantra.
  • Have one hard-boiled egg for breakfast. Eggs contain protein and iron. Both are dependable energy sources. Hard boiled eggs take longer to digest than scrambled eggs, so you stay satisfied longer. It's important to drink at least a full glass of water, full cup of coffee or tea or other non-sugared drink with the hard-boiled egg to aid your digestion. Doing this helps your body break down what you eat to get the nutrients efficiently.  btw: Oatmeal is a complex carb, not protein. Skip it if your pants are feeling tight. 
Getting a good night's sleep on a regular basis helps you control weight.
  • Hormones, called Leptin and Ghrelin, are responsible for suppressing hunger  and stimulating our appetite. Getting regular sleep keeps these urges balanced.
  • When you're tired, it's easy to confuse fatigue with being hungry. When in doubt about why you want to eat - take a nap for at least 20 minutes. That could do the trick.
Use common sense every time you eat. Be a little bit outrageous. It's important for controlling your weight to have fun by being playful and easy with yourself. An unusual way to control your weight is to Think Positive: Imagine you are standing naked on a stage.  Inhale, lift your sternum up, hold your stomach in and lower your shoulders. Now, listen to the applause. You're starting to take control of your body. You can also do this when you're wearing clothes.

For simple tips for self-control, download: Am I Really Hungry? 6th Sense Diet : Intuitive Eating

"If you can't solve a problem, it's because you're playing by the rules." P. Arden

2 comments:

Glan Deas said...

Nice post dear. It is very useful for weight loss. I like your blog.

Regards,
Kopi Luwak

Jane Bernard said...

Thank you, Kopi! It is my desire to be helpful!

Namaste,
Jane