People who are conscious about their health, especially their weight, are concerned about what they eat. They think that losing or maintaining a healthy weight means rigorous discipline and punishing workout routines. But the truth is, losing or maintaining the proper weight is quiet easy. It is not about how much calories you eat, it is about how you eat.
This is a notion that has been around for generations. This attitude in eating came out to be right. Enjoy eating means eat your food slowly to savor and digest it properly.
A research in Journal of Epidemiology found out that people who eat faster tend to have bigger Body Mass Index (BMI). This is proven by findings in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, which states, “Eating slowly favors satiety through an increased postprandial response of the gut hormones.”
Reheat Your Leftover Foods
BBC TV’s series Trust Me, I’m a Doctor found out that reheated food from yesterday’s leftovers are actually healthier than the fresh food you cook today. Carbohydrate-rich foods change their structure into something more fibrous when heated. This means the body processes the carbohydrate-dense food like it is digesting vegetable, which does not increase the blood sugar levels.
Don’t Eat Your Breakfast
Tradition says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It may be controversial, but there are new studies suggesting that skipping a hearty meal at the start of the day may be beneficial, especially to those who are planning to lose some weight.
According to studies, people who live an active lifestyle can benefit much if they eat a meal after working out in the morning. This means, it is better if they skip their breakfast, and go straight to lunch after they are done with their exercise routine. Your body can burn fats faster in the morning if you haven’t eaten any carbohydrates yet.
Binge the Right Way
If you try to limit your food intake as if your stomach is the size of an egg can actually handicap your fat burning capabilities. This is a big problem for people who are trying to lose weight. A research in the Effectors of Thermogenesis found that overnutrition can help regulate your fat burning capabilities. This means, eat a big healthy food on time to help your body regulate metabolism and its fat burning hormones. This does not mean you eat a giant hearty meal every time you crave food. You have to do it at the proper timing.
Article Credit: Eva Magno