Diet is never easy.
Whoever says it is, has probably figured out a way to make it so. From experience, it isn’t easy, and the hunger makes you want to do unreasonable things, like break things and binge until you explode. You’d feel like you have been depriving yourself for ages even though it has only been a week or two.
Through trial and error, we have discovered four ways to make it easier to avoid hunger when on a diet. Nevertheless, it may be worth mentioning that we still prefer to eat moderately as opposed to any restrictive diet. However, we also understand different preferences when it comes to staying healthy.
We would like to share the following with you:
- Every time you eat, make sure to eat enough.
The idea of a diet is to eat enough healthy food to keep us going without sacrificing nutrients the body needs. However, what happens is that we tend to limit what we eat into as little as possible regardless of the outcome. We have the belief that the lesser we eat, the easier it would be to lose weight. We forget that we are depriving ourselves this way and we end up craving the wrong kind of food even before the next meal. We would either give in or feel so deprived and irritated we’d abandon the diet altogether. That is why; please eat enough to last you until the next meal. You know how much is enough and what you body needs.
- Drink plenty of water.
This may sound elementary, but it does the trick. Most of the time, it is not hunger but boredom and simply wanting to have something to eat or chew. Drinking plenty of water gives you the illusion that you are full and it tells your mind that it isn’t mealtime as yet. Besides, water beats any sugared beverage any time of the day. You need nutrients, not empty calories.
- Make it a point to get enough sleep.
Enough sleep is crucial to a healthy diet. It keeps you going. When you lack sleep, you tend to be cranky, moody, and most likely to make irrational decisions. Which means, you will not be on your best element to eat the right food, perform your best or even have the energy to last the day.
May what we have listed helps. Remember, you always know what is best for you. You can either follow your diet according to plan or follow your instinct and do what works. For us, moderation is key and it is yet to fail us.