Monday, February 2, 2009

How to Fight with Overeating. Part 2.

How to Fight with OvereatingTactics 3. "The golden mean"
However, most of nutritionists say that there is no tactics useful to everyone. The point is to understand your strengths and weaknesses and build the strategy suitable only for you. If you can’t cope with keeping moderation, it is better not to have harmful products at home. Other people are fully capable to put favorite products in small quantities in their diet; it helps them not suffering from overeating.

We can suggest the following strategy to those who want to find their "golden mean":
• If you are not able to completely give up eating your favorite product, let yourself eat just one small portion a day. Try not to exceed the limit of 200-300 calories.
• If you love something so much and it always leads to overeating, let yourself eat it only once a week.
• Keep only one kind of favorite food at home: it may be candy, ice cream or crisps. You can’t help eating it just when you look at product; it doesn’t worth saying about keeping a lot of harmful products at home!
• Do not hurry. Eat each piece slowly savoring its taste to satisfy psychological hunger.
• Do not take some liquid after your favorite product in order to enjoy the taste completely.

But what if you have already overeaten?
• If you exceed your calorie limit, do not starve the rest of the day. The feeling of hunger is fraught with new overeating and a slowdown in metabolism. At night it’s better to have a snack that is rich with protein and contains no fat: fatless cheese, lean meat with vegetables, fruit. Drink more liquids; herbal tea or mineral water is the best; enough liquids helps digestion and speed up the metabolism needed for burning fat.
• Eat more fiber. Products rich with fiber are usually low-calorie but they delay an attack of feelings of hunger and help to bring the slag out of your body.
• You should do gymnastics that day by all means, or extend your normal complex of daily exercises. Living activities will not only reduce the feelings of guilt but also burn some extra calories.