Keep infused water in the fridge
To help you kick a soda or carbonated drinks habit, keep a clear pitcher of filtered water infused with cucumbers, lemons, strawberries, basil, or mint in your fridge at all times. It’ll look fresh and tasty, encouraging you to pour a glassful, and offer a subtle flavor that’s more exciting than plain water but not full of calories.
Ditch diet soda
Here’s yet another reason to quit Diet drinks. Although diet soda drinkers consume fewer total calories per day than people who drink sugary sodas or booze, a greater percentage of their daily calories comes from nutrient-void junk food. It’s unclear whether that’s because diet soda fans think they can afford more calories so they make worse food choices or because artificially sweetened beverages trigger cravings for high-sugar, high-fat, and high-sodium foods. Either way, though, ditching diet soda may be secret trick to eating less junk foods
Choose healthy snacks
Some of the most accessible snack foods crackers, chips, burgers etc are high in calories and doesnt make you full. Before you know it, you’ll be reaching for more food after these snacks. “Make sure every snack is balanced, consisting of some carbohydrate, protein, fat, and fiber,” there are lots of healthy snacks varieties to choose from”. This is the best way to stay full and control the body’s insulin response and digestion.” Our suggestion? Nuts, low cream shawarna, frozen yogurt, uwgu chips (made by a Nigerian brand), whole wheat biscuit and chinchin, banana wheat bread and cookies,etc.
Spice up with Herbs
Make a point to use more chili peppers and other spices in your cooking — in homemade soups, salad dressings, meat marinades, and even breakfast scrambles. Along with potentially lowering your risk of heart disease and cancer, spicy foods may help you lose weight. The secret weapon is capsaicin, the compound that gives peppers their spice. There’s some evidence that it activates the same brain receptors that tell you you’re full, leading you to eat less. Capsaicin also may prompt your body to turn jiggly white fat into energy-burning brown fat.
Take a 30 minute exercise daily.
If you’re not already working out, just taking a 30-minute stroll each day could help you lose 1.6 inches off your waist in 12 weeks, a Chinese study suggests.
That’s almost a whole pant size, and you’ll barely work up a sweat. (Plus, walking can help prevent diabetes more than running does.)
Take a Nap
Sleep is crucial for keeping your appetite in check. Scientists discovered that a lack of sleep triggers your body’s production of the hormone gherkin, which makes you want to eat more, and lowers levels of the hormone leptin, which tells you when you’re full.
Drink Water often
Most people don’t realize how many calories are hiding in beverages such as sodas, teas, and beers. So if people drink more water instead, they’ll consume a lot fewer calories.”
Eat more home cooked meal
Try to eat at least one additional home-cooked meal per week. “People eat out so much, and there are so many hidden calories when we eat out. Most of the fast foods are more money cautious than health cautious using unhealthy ingredients to cook their meals. “If you start packing more meals or eating more at home, you’ll find you can save a lot of calories and spend less too.