The best way to lose weight, get more energy and replace your unhealthy habits with healthy is to take it easy. Try to live a little healthier every day. Instead of a glass of cola , you take a glass of water. Then you do nothing else for the rest of the day to lose weight. Once that is in your system (drinking the water), then you take a healthy habit.
You can continue to do this process by the way. You can always live healthier even if you are already doing very well.
For example, I notice with myself that after the holiday I have been slackening a bit. It’s time to pick up, improve and carry out my old healthy habits again!
Slow food is healthier
By eating more slowly, your body has the time to link back that you have eaten enough. If you eat very fast you will get a lot more than you need, this will result in weight gain. It takes 20 minutes before your brain gives a signal that you are satisfied. That is why it is better to eat, enjoy and especially not rush!
Why do you crave food (be honest)?
One of the biggest reasons why people eat too much is out of boredom. A lot of people are looking forward to popping on the couch in the evening, switching on television and eating a bag of chips (I had too). When you are hungry from boredom you are not really hungry, it is rather an emotional reaction to prevent boredom. Moreover, it can also be a habit to eat a lot during specific moments.
So it took a long time for me not to eat chips during an exciting movie. Now I know from myself that during an exciting film I like to have something to nibble. Meanwhile I have replaced the bag of chips with a nut mix, again it is the small adjustments that make the difference.
Go spicy food
Research (4) shows that spicy food can make you less likely to get hungry. Moreover, spicy herbs ensure that your metabolism gets a boost. I am a fan of chili myself and do not get enough of it. It is certainly recommended to eat more Mexican with spicy herbs!
A nice soup for every meal
A great and healthy way to eat less and eat healthier is by eating a soup regularly. Healthy (fresh) soups consist mainly of water, vegetables, sometimes some meat and some vermicelli. The result is that you will be full faster when you take a soup as before.
Start very small when it comes to sports
For many people it is a huge mountain when it comes to exercising regularly. Especially if you have not done sports for years. To break that, it is much better to start very small. Instead of running every day, start with a short 5-minute walk. Then the next 7.5 minutes, next week instead of walking you go jogging. So you build up momentum and you do not make it unnecessarily difficult.