1. INCLUDE FRUIT IN YOUR DAY
Fruit has no fat and is mostly water, so it’ll fill you up while leaving less room on your plate for unhealthy food. The best time to eat fruit is either first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, or as a mid-morning snack (which I prefer) – in between breakfast and lunch.
2. EAT AT THE TABLE
Eating while watching TV a recent study suggest can you make you eat 40% more food than you would normally. Even if you’re eating while on your phone, tablet or laptop, you could also end up eating too much. It’s far better to use a plate and
eat at the table even if it is just for one.
3. SNACK OFTEN, BUT HEALTHY
Snacking between meals used to be a big NO NO, these days many nutritionists say its better to snack healthy rather than ignore it and overindulge later. The best snacks are high protein snacks, such as Greek Yoghurt with fruit, hardboiled eggs, or a handful of raw whole nuts such as almonds.
4. WALK AROUND THE BLOCK
Next time your mind gets stuck on a certain food, go for a walk and distract your brain putting your focus somewhere else. Research shows that your cravings will only last about 5 minutes, so by the time you get back from your walk your craving should be gone.
5. NEVER MISS BREAKFAST
The start your day is so important and often will set the tone for the rest of the day. Try a meal high in carbs and protein with some fat this keeps your blood-sugar levels steady and will prevent overeating later in the day. Try a traditional start to your day with bacon and egg roll or a French style brioche filled with avocado bacon and poached eggs.