Losing weight is doesn’t have to be a struggle if you follow some of the Appetite Curbing Tips below. While a healthy Body Mass Index is a great guideline, it’s no indicator of at what number you feel good and healthy. Weight is all about what makes you feel healthy and what look you are comfortable with. Don’t compare yourself to Models in Fashion Magazines, as those images are far from realistic.
Unfortunately we are our worst enemy and critic. Learning to love yourself for who you are, not what you look like or what someone else tells you to look like is key? While you want to maintain a healthy weight for obvious reasons, you also need to feel good about yourself. Here are some simple tricks to help get you started to a healthier you.
Following some of the Appetite Curbing Tips below will help you to lose some inches quickly and feel better almost immediately. Try to stick to some of suggestions below and make them part of your daily routine. The more often you do something the quicker it becomes routine. Living a healthy lifestyle should become second nature, so let’s get started and take off some pounds.
22 Appetite Curbing Tips you can Start Today
- Drink 1-2 glasses of ice cold water first thing in the morning. Your body has to increase metabolism to warm up the cold water, therefore burning calories. While this is not a miracle cure, it will kick start your metabolism into a great day.
- And then more Water. Drink plenty of Water all day long. When you get dehydrated your bodily functions slow down, including your metabolism, brain, and motivation. Water flushes out toxins, therefore eliminating waste from you system. I am not listing a number of glasses, just drink as much as you can. Who want’s to count.
- Drink one or two full glasses of water before your meal, cocktail party, cookout, or other events involving food. It will curb your appetite and keep you from overeating. If you feel hungry at times you do not normally eat, drink some water and it will curb that feeling.
- Here is an obvious suggestion. Get moving. Take stairs instead of elevators. Park further away and take a little walk to a store. Work in the yard, play with your kids, ride the bike, go for a walk with the dog, and many more daily activities. In short, anything that get’s you moving will increase your metabolism. If you have and job where you sit all day, take little breaks, get up and move around.
- Clean out your pantry and fridge. Get rid of those chips, sweets, ice cream, soda’s, and anything that tastes really yummy but piles on the pounds. Replace them with healthy snacks and foods. It may take some time to get used to the taste of healthy food. You have been conditioned and your taste pallets are used to the addictive taste of the fake stuff called preservatives, additives, and food coloring. Those names sound really yummy, huh? Say goodbye for good to these substances or they will haunt you forever.
- Incorporate some kind of exercise routine into your week. Stop making excuses. Anyone can find 20 minutes somewhere. Figure out what you enjoy and set goals. You won’t get anywhere without a goal. If you walk your dog, walk a little faster. If you ride your bike, ride a little longer. When you play with your kids, move a little more or play games like soccer or tag and get moving. Your imagination is the limit. Move it or lose it.
- Have a cheat day. If you are like most people, you are not counting your calories. You may watch it a little, but who has time to run around with a calculator. I have never known anyone, except for my bodybuilder friends, who keep counting calories past a few days. Anyway, give yourself a day when you really don’t care. Indulge, enjoy, and stuff yourself. Most likely you will hate yourself after and feel a little sick, but you got it out of your system and won’t do it again. Right! Don’t despair. A cheat day is good for you, mentally and physically. You won’t feel like you are missing out and deprive yourself of all the good things in life. You throw your body’s metabolism off, and it will work even harder for you. It you want to get down to it, you can rotate lower calorie days with one high calorie day to keep your system working hard all the time.
- Eat small Meals more often. Instead of 3 Main Meals, split it up into 5-6 small Meals and Snacks.
- Cut back on Calories later in the day. My mom, who looks amazing, swears on this simple adjustment. Just don’t eat after 6pm. You can’t burn of the calories if you eat before going to bed.
- Cut your portion size. I am often amazed at the portion sized in restaurants and the people who clean sweep their plates (and then order dessert on top of it). Where is it all going?
- Slow down. Take your sweet time when you eat. Your brain takes about 20 minutes to get the message from your stomach that it is full. If you stuff yourself in a frenzy you will consume way too much, and feel sick.
- Chew every bite at least 15 time. Digestion starts in your mouth. When you chew you food before you swallow, your food is half way digested.
- Cut back on eating out. You can’t control what the chef puts into your food. Ever thought about what might be in there and how much of it? Save it for special occasions and cook your own food at home. At least then you know what you are eating.
- Avoid that fancy Starbucks Coffee Drink. Now, we all know the calorie count of those yummy beverages, and personally, I would rather give up something else. So, pick your battles.
- Think about the Summer coming around the corner and how you would look in a bathing suit right now. Did you feel comfortable last year? Do you want to feel good this year? What a motivator that thought is.
- Put up a big mirror where you can’t avoid it and stand in front of it a lot. Another really big motivator.
- This is a little funny but may have something to it. Change everything to the color blue. Wear blue, decorate blue, eat blue. Apparently it discourages eating and reduces your appetite. Check out the colors in restaurants? Do you see any blue? Red, yellow and orange stimulate your appetite. Well, there could be something to it.
- Cut back on the Booze. You ingest a huge number of calories with your everyday beer, wine or cocktail.
- Throw out your “Fat Clothes”. All those stretchy and flowing things that grow with you. They only help you to lose track of you weight gain. They will fit until you are way past return.
- Have a positive attitude and believe in yourself. The power of believe goes a long way. Your mind is a powerful tool, so have a mental image of who you want to be and what you want to look like.
- When you fall of the wagon, don’t lose the horse with the wagon. Get right back on it and continue on your quest for the perfect body. It may take a lifetime, but unless you try you will never know what could have been.
- Get a partner in crime. Being held accountable or holding each other accountable is a great motivator to stick with it.
And last but not least. Our take on Life and Weight. Don’t force it too fast with aids like “Diet Pills” or behavior like “starving yourself”. Slow and steady is the key to get to the finish line. Lose your weight slowly and you are more likely to keep it off. Lifestyle, Habits, Obsessions and Addictions are the hardest things to change. So, have a plan and stick with it. The longer you prevail the more motivated you will be by the results you see. Have a little humor. Don’t take yourself so serious. Getting healthy and staying healthy is more important than looking perfect. Live a little, play a little, and if you do everything in moderation, you can have it all. Don’t forget “Reward Yourself” for your Efforts.