7 Ways to Avoid Binge Eating this Winter
Do you end up eating more than you actually do when the temperature dips outside? If yes, then you are a victim of winter binge eating. Excessive eating during this season will end up adding pounds.
Here are some smart and effective ways to avoid binge eating this winter:
Add Soups to Your Diet
Winter season makes your body crave for comfort foods. This makes you eat unnecessarily and gain weight. Hot soups and stews will keep you full for longer. Add a lot of veggies to your soup. You may also include chicken soup to your diet.
Eat More Eat Smarter
Cravings happen because we restrict ourselves from eating. So eat smart and stay healthy. Prolonging the eating experience will help. You can start with a small bowl of soup, a side of veggies, and some protein. Low calorie frozen yogurt will serve as the dessert. Spreading the calories out is a great way to eat healthy and keep unnecessary cravings away.
Have the Food You Enjoy
It is not wise to label foods as ‘good’ and ‘bad’. You need to eat the foods you enjoy in smaller smarter portions to prevent binging. Mindful eating will keep you in shape.
Relax and Enjoy the Food
Do you rush into eating food? Well, this is one of the reasons you may end up craving for the wrong foods later. Sit down, eat slowly and enjoy the experience. You must each bite and be thankful.
Spice the Food Up
Do you love spices? If yes, then you must add the warmer breed to your diet. Warm spices such as clove, ginger, garlic, red pepper, and cinnamon and clove can make your meals much more and boost your metabolism. This is important to avoid overeating.
How do you have your veggies? Do you curry them, puree, or fry them? Try roasting! Roasted veggies will concentrate flavors and promote caramelization of natural sugars. These become scrumptious and highly satisfying. All you need to do is toss the veggies in olive oil and roast on a cast iron skillet. Sprinkle herbs on the veggies and have them hot.
Move! Move! Move!
Yes, you need to keep moving! Since it is cold outside, you may feel like curling up on the bed, cuddling your teddy in the couch. But a workout will make you feel better. Exercise will burn a lot of fat and calories and keeps weight in check. A simple workout will also up your natural serotonin levels (happy hormones) and lift your mood. Good mood means no overeating!
Stock Up On Protein
Make sure you have a lot of protein in your daily diet. This will provide you a sense of fullness for longer. These are healthy and help you stay fit. You may choose lean cuts of plant proteins, animal proteins, dairy, and eggs. Nuts and seeds are the best sources of plant proteins.
Low Glycemic Index,Whole Grains and Cereals
Did you know including whole grains and cereals can enhance levels of serotonin (happy hormones) in your body? This will keep you feel full, comfortable and reduce binge. The best options include oats, quinoa, kamut, and whole wheat.