Healthy Tips for Sugar Cravings – Post Work Out Diet Plan

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Healthy Tips for Sugar Cravings-Post Work Out Diet Plan –

  1. Late-night sugar cravings? Grab a fruit or a health bar low in calories. This will not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also keep you on the healthy track.
  2. To keep yourself motivated find a fitness buddy. Find someone who can exercise on a regular basis, is supportive and push your limits in a workout.
  3. Are you annoyed with post-workout aches in the lower body? Submerge your lower body in a cold bath for 10-15 minutes, add a couple of ice- cubes if necessary and just RELAX!
  4. If you do more of running in your workout, ensure that your shoes are comfy and have some room that can allow your toes to wiggle.
  5. Music can be your best friend during a workout. So take along your IPods, phones and make a playlist of songs which can really pump you up.
  6. Can you eat what you like and still be fit? Do portion control of what’s on your plate. Fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies.
  7. Had a huge chocolate cake yesterday? Stay focused and don’t go off the track. Instead of starving yourself, boost your exercise and lose those calories over the next two days.
  8. Keep yourself hydrated throughout the workout by drinking water in between. If you’re exercising for more than an hour, use low cal sports drink like Gatorade.
  9. You can still eat tasty without eating too many calories. Order a fruity ice cream sundae or a low-fat sugarless dessert.
  10. Start your day with a high carbohydrate food like oats with nuts and fruit with a cup of coffee or milk.
  11. Eat mini-meals frequently instead of eating larger heavy meals. This controls the appetite and weight.
  12. Include proteins in your diet- milk, egg, fish, chicken, pulses, legumes, yogurt, low-fat cheese, beans, nuts, etc. Proteins build up muscle mass and give a feeling of satiety.
  13. Flavor your food with spices, herbs, sauces to give it a good aroma and make it tasty yet healthy.
  14. Add more healthy, convenient foods on your shopping list so that you can throw together a healthy meal in 10-15 minutes. Whole grain pasta, reduced-fat cheese, salads, etc can be included.
  15. When eating out in a restaurant or cafe, order children’s portions meals. This will cut the calories and also keep your portions under control.
  16. While eating use smaller plates. This gives one an illusion that the food placed on the plate is larger, keeping the mind and the stomach satisfying. Remember, its all in the mind.
  17. You can eat your favorite foods; just ensure to put more veggies in it.
  18. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not eating breakfast could make you hungry later, causing binging in lunch or dinner.
  19. Ensure a good amount of fiber in your diet. Fiber makes you feel full for a long time and also keeps the gut function intact. Add whole grains, whole pulses, fruits, vegetables, nuts in your diet.
  20. Reduce temptation to eat fattening foods by removing this food from your house altogether.
  21. Set a realistic weight loss goal to lose a kg in a week. If you keep your expectations too high you may get disappointed when you don’t lose weight fast enough.
  22. Weighing yourself once a week, at the same time of the day, on the same day of the week, on the same scale, and in the same clothes will make weight loss success.
  23. Get proper sleep. If sleep-deprived the body produces more of an appetite-stimulating hormone called ghrelin and less of appetite inhibiting hormone called leptin.
  24. Alcohol contains empty calories, meaning they don’t provide any other nutrition benefit. Restrict alcohol to just one drink for women per day and two for men.
  25. Chewing gum can prevent hunger and control snack cravings. Choose a sugar-free chewing gum.
  26. Track whatever you eat. Make a food diary, either a pen or paper or use the apps. Being aware of what you’re eating and how much help in controlling the calories.
  27. Reward yourself but not with food. Relax at a spa, watch movies, go shopping and set the price of the next weight loss goal.
  28. Eating your lunch while at the computer can make you eat more than necessary. Instead eat in your conference room, outdoors or just away from the screens.
  29. Choose your snacks wisely. Switch high-fat cream cookies with granola bars or salad dipped in hummus.
  30. Before buying snacks, read the nutritional information. Choose the one with the lowest calories and fat.
  31. The color blue is considered a natural appetite suppressant. Use blue plates to keep your food in.
  32. While working out, give your full attention to it. Do not text or chat unnecessarily. This maximizes the result.
  33. Traveling? Don’t halt your exercise routine. Pack a few workout-related items along with you.
  34. Shorten your workouts but make them intense cardio workouts.

 

 

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