Eating is just so much fun, with all the flavours and colours. And a lot of people struggle with eating when they are bored. This is due to the increase in fast meals or processed foods that are easy to grab and snack on, as well as an increase in sedentary lifestyle. People tend to eat while they watch tv.
It’s easy for people to quickly eat more than they either wanted to or needed to and their stomach is letting them know it! It can be hard to say no to snacks and certain foods. It’s no fun living by a boring and strict diet, so a better way to manage mindless and unhealthy eating is to create a balance. Allow yourself the occasional treat, but get comfortable with saying no when enough is enough.
Here are some tips on how to adopt healthier eating habits…
Drink More Water
Water makes you feel fuller, maybe not to the same degree as food, but it certainly helps in ways that you may not even have realized. Studies show interesting results about how drinking good amounts of H2O reduces your appetite. In fact, one study found that people who drank seven cups of water per day eat roughly 200 fewer calories than those who consumed less than one glass.
Another study revealed that adults who drank two cups of water directly before meals ate 75 to 90 less calories. You may benefit similarly by drinking about 16-ounces of water four times daily.