In Health Tips On 05 June 2017
If you've ever tried to lose weight, you must be familiar with those extremely sharp hunger pangs that hit you around 4.30pm to 5pm. Why the HUNGER PANGS? They rarely have anything to do with an actual physiological need and are mostly based on your moods. For most of us, its our coffee/ tea break at work when coffee just isn't enough. Undoubtedly, if you don't plan your meals and don't keep your meals handy, you're going to dive into the urge of eating fat loaded snacks which are mostly deep fried like samosas, kachoris, donuts or packaged salt loaded snacks like Haldiram's products or may be a bag of chips. They're either stacked in your kitchen cupboard or in the office pantry. Its most important to know that there are ALWAYS healthier options available. The 4 tips are as follows-: 1. Choose from Carb-based snacks like fruits- an apple, pear, banana and guava. They also take care of the vitamins and minerals required by our body. Protein based snacks like egg/paneer/chicken sandwich, boiled egg, veg and cheese sandwich, cooked bhuna chana, hummus with pita, idli with chutney, an energy bar, flavored yogurt, a cheese cube with a cheese cracker. Healthy Fat based snacks like baked almonds/walnuts/pistachios, a slice of cheese, a handful peanuts and a 50g dark chocolate bar. An interesting combination of the above will also work well like an apple and walnut salad, pomegranate with yoghurt, etc. 2. Forks and knives over fingers- Its easier to incorporate time between two bites when we cut the food using forks or knives. This way we eat slowly and less. 3. Nutritious Liquids - Drink water before eating the food. You will eat lesser compared to eating all alone. You can also replace your milk tea/ coffee with green tea, lemonade, Rooh Afza, ginger ale, a milkshake, fruit smoothie, etc. 4. Train your Stomach- Stop eating right before your stomach feels full. Once you train your stomach in doing so, you will never overeat. Remember, if you don't pick your foods you will eat whatever comes in hand and will eventually regret later.