I’m the queen of snacking, finishing way too many afternoons on useless junk. The result? A belly. It’s growing at a rapidly alarming rate since now, I’m a supposed grownup with a not so high metabolism. I knew I’d a party to attend tonight & even better, I was wearing a see-through dress so I told myself to behave. & behave I did not. Why did I even whack half a tub of spicy prawn rolls within the blink of an eye? They didn’t even taste decent, what’s wrong with me?! I ended up sucking in that bulge while trying to relax my constipated facial muscles.
1. Graze small & healthily
Butchering your calories or skipping meals can dampen your mood = increase appetite = weight gain. If you arrive at a party hungry, disaster awaits. So eating small, balanced meals & snacks throughout the day can boost your blood sugar level & energy level = preventing excessive hunger.
Right now I try to order lesser food than I usually do. Then I access my hunger halfway through & at the end of my meal. If I’m no longer hungry, I put down my fork. So instead of ordering a ton of food & having to deal with the annoying bloatedness, I get to save more money on food!
For a cheap snack, I recently tried out Slim Secrets Afternoon Snack Attack $3.90, 40g from Essential Living, which is a wheat-free chocolate caramel snack bar with only 3.9% fat & lots of protein. No wonder Kristen Bell keeps one in her bag. Other flavours include coffee, white chocolate with raspberry & blueberry, green tea & mint. For more information, check out Slim Secrets website.
Here’s what my Slim Secrets bar contain (always check out the label):
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|Dietry Fibre Total (g)
2. Run & Play
Active play time can distract you from wanting to eat junk, & you’ll feel so proud after that that’s all on your mind.
I try to hit the gym at least every fortnight but if this idea’s too sweaty for you, that’s alright. I try to stand instead of sit while waiting for my trains & buses. & while shopping or walking to my destinations, I walk even faster than I already do. Or you could take a longer route while walking your dog.
3. Zzz Well, Zzz More
One bad habit of mine which probably lead to my excessive hunger is being sleep deprived. Instead of my regular 3 hour sleep, I now aim for a 6 hour sleep on weekdays. It’s amazing how I can now wake up naturally after 8 hours on weekends, considering I’d still feel lethargic after a 12 hour sleep last time. It’s good to know your sleeping pattern & cycle. For example, I now know that I need about 8 hours of sleep (everyone differs).
If you’re looking for natural remedies to sleep better, check out this article.
4. Cook When You Can
Of course everyone knows the killer combination of salt, sugar, oil & MSG if you eat out. If like me, you can’t cook, eat someone else’! Mom’s cooking or friend’s cooking. Not a good idea to have potluck with friends since that usually ends up with extravagant amount of food.