One of the main reasons why people give up or cheat on their diets is because, quite frankly, they are hungry. Being hungry most or all the time is difficult to live with for a day, much less for weeks on end. If you are eating a healthy balanced diet and you are aiming a losing weight then you should not be feeling hungry on it.

Here are some tips to make sure that hunger pangs don’t derail all of your hard work.

Don’t skip breakfast. This is the most important meal of the day. Surprisingly, the ones who eat breakfast are thinner than the ones who do not. Metabolism can slow down considerably if breakfast is taken during mid-morning or if one waits until the afternoon to eat.

Plan meals in advance. Always prepare the right amount of food to be consumed at the regular intervals.

Make sure that you have some fat included in your diet – you need some. Choose healthy fats, like olive oil. Mediterranean people include a lot of olive oil in their cooking and they have famously low rates of obesity and heart disease.

Keep a journal and take note of what times of the day you become hungry. You can then plan your meals and snacks accordingly. If you always cave in around 4 p.m., schedule a snack for 3:30 and drink a big glass of water too.

Avoid sugar – it’s addictive. Sugar enables the body to store fat. A person should eat food that helps sustain an even level of blood-sugar. Additionally, exercising 2-3 times a week should be in order to stabilize blood sugar.

Eat plenty of fiber. Foods that are rich in fiber will not only slow down your digestion process but will also make you feel full for longer and will also burn fat at the same time. Whole grains, fruits and vegetables, in particular, apples, are examples of foods that are rich in fiber.

Drink plenty of water because it flushes out the toxins that are produced whenever the body burns fat. The majority of bodily functions involve water, and lack of water causes the body system’s operations to decrease its speed, and produces unneeded stress as a result.

Ditch the stress! Stress, whether it’s physical or emotional, triggers the release of a steroid called cortisol, which decreases metabolism. Also, people tend to eat excessively when stressed.

If you apply these tips to your everyday life and add them to whatever diet plan you are on you will definitely notice a difference. You can lose weight fast and easily if you just devote yourself. Don’t give up!

Source by Sue Baker