Chances are you’ve heard about cutting back on snacks or junk food in order to lose weight or be healthy, right? While there is some truth to this, it’s also important to know that everything should be done in moderation. Yes, you can enjoy the finer foods, and all of this can be in moderation too. Moderation allows you to eat what you love but gives you the control to know when and how much. So, if you’re on the mental journey to finding moderation, here are some helpful tips.
Plan ahead for parties
If you know you’ll be indulging in the food at parties (whether you’re hosting or not) will help you with indulging in moderation. However, you can also make it healthy so it’s more “guilt-free.” For instance, one of my favorite low country boil recipes here is not only healthier but can be planned ahead of time. In general, just plan ahead so you can indulge when it’s the right moment.
Eating with intention
Using implementation intentions can help curb binge eating. It can be a way to prevent the loss of control over the food that is usually associated with binge eating. This is also a nice way to heal your mind with food. Having certain plans or a schedule for eating will help with control, but also you’ll know when to indulge and when to eat in moderation properly.
Try not to overindulge
The holiday season is basically known as the time to overindulge. A plan of action can help you enjoy the holidays without overindulging in your favorite foods. Eating a nutritious snack before the meal can help prevent you from overeating later. Also, drinking water between servings can help keep your energy levels up and reduce your appetite.
You can enjoy the holiday season without overindulging in your favorite foods by making small, simple changes to your normal routine. You can eat healthier food, such as fresh fruit, or remove all the additives in the food you’re cooking.
A large portion of people overeat because they do not pay attention to their hunger or fullness. It can take up to 20 minutes for your stomach to let your brain know that you are full. However, this does not mean that you should eat more than you should. Identify your triggers for overeating and make sure that you can curb them.
If you tend to be distracted during meals, try to find a quiet space for eating. This can help you pay attention to your food and how you feel after each bite. Not only are you enjoying your meal, but this will allow you to enjoy the flavors too.
Scaling back portion size
When it comes to indulging in your favorite foods, you need to make sure it’s in moderation. This also means keeping a close eye on the portion size itself. Using practical steps to scale back portion size is a great way to enjoy your favorite foods while still losing weight and getting healthy. These may include measuring food before you eat, using smaller plates, and pushing your plate away when you feel full. Sometimes, the eyes are bigger than the stomach.