Struggling to keep your calorie intake down? If you’re like most people on a fat loss diet plan, food is one of the top things on your mind on a day to day basis. You might be feeling deprived of the foods you enjoy most and all you want to do is give in to those cravings.
How can you combat these feelings and stay on course?
You simply need to know a few sneaky strategies that are used by those who successfully lose weight to go about their diet with ease.
Dieting is not as hard as you think as long as you are well prepared with an action plan in place.
Let’s go over four of the top unknown secrets for eating less.
1. Brush Your Teeth Post-Dinner
First, immediately after you finish your plate of food, go brush your teeth. This is one of the best strategies to help prevent you from going in for second helps and you’ll also maintain better dental hygiene in the process.
The minty toothpaste can also work great to calm your appetite as well, so even if you do have some light hunger since your food hasn’t fully digested yet from the meal, you should be able to bypass this.
2. Eat Five Grams Of Fat Or More Per Meal
Next, you’ll also want to consider making sure you are eating some fat in each meal you consume. If you aren’t adding any fat, the meal will be more rapidly digested compared to if you had, therefore this can mean the difference between you snacking in an hour versus you not.
Five grams of fat will go a long ways, to this is all you really need added to each meal.
You can of course go higher if your calories will allow, but at minimum, this is what you should be striving for.
3. Set Your Cheat Day And Time
Another thing that can help many people stick with their fat loss diet much better and say no to foods they shouldn’t be eating is having your chest day and time set in stone.
Don’t let yourself just have cheats whenever you want or it’ll be always on the back of your mind. If you instead set the day and time and hold yourself accountable to this at all times, then your mind knows that there is a specific time in place to give into those cravings.
Forgoing cheat meals entirely is also another no-no because if you put a food entirely off limits at all times, it’s the food you will continually obsess about until you do just give in.
4. Walk Before Your Meals
Finally, the last smart move to remember if you want to really see enhanced success with your fat loss diet plan is getting out and going for walk before your meals.
This works in two ways.
First, the activity will help to reduce your appetite so you want to eat less at the meal you’re about to eat.
Second, you’ll also burn calories as you do this walk, upping your total daily calorie burn and moving your overall weight loss progress along.
It doesn’t need to be a long or very intense walk, just a brisk walk around the block for 10 minutes should be sufficient for helping you calm your hunger and get a little extra edge on calorie burning for the day.
So there you have the top points to know and remember about how to go about your diet plan and say no to foods you shouldn’t eat. Focusing on eating less and eating the right kinds of foods is a must for fat loss success, so use these strategies to help you along.
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Author: Shannon Clark
Shannon Clark has a degree in Exercise Science and is an AFLCA certified personal trainer. She has written on the topics of health, fitness and nutrition for the last 8 years.