1. Stay hydrated
I highly recommend carrying a reusable water bottle with you to refill during the day. Drinking water doesn’t just help with weight loss, it can also contribute to having clear skin! Water is your best friend. (I don’t go anywhere without my water bottle!)
2. Increase your NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis)
Take the stairs, park far away from your destination, clean your house, stand more than sitting, take a walk on your lunch break, etc.
3. Eat voluminous foods aka eat your veggies
Not only do vegetables provide so many essential micronutrients, but they also are full of fiber and can fill you up quick without consuming a lot of calories.
4. Be prepared and pack healthy snacks
To avoid that hangry feeling, prepare for the day and pack healthy snacks. On-the-go snack ideas: fruit, greek yogurt, baby carrots, celery sticks, nuts, protein bars, rice cakes.
5. Eat plenty of protein
Protein helps keep you full, it increases your metabolism and it helps with muscle repair and muscle growth! Try to have a serving of protein in every meal.
6. Keep the junk food out of sight
If its not in your pantry, its not likely that you’re going to be having a pop-tart as a snack, right?
7. Make fiber your BFF
What does whole wheat bread, oatmeal, apples, chia seeds, flax seeds, asparagus and brussel sprouts have in common? They are all fiber-rich foods. These are just some examples of different fiber-rich foods you can add into your diet. Fiber helps keep you full, reducing your appetite and it also increases nutrient absorption.
8. Get your “zzzz’s” in!
Lack of sleep can increase your Gherlin hormones (aka hungry hormones) and cortisol levels. No sleep = lots of stress, which can cause a increased craving for unhealthy foods. Moral of the story, get at least 7 hours of sleep a night so you feel refreshed and ready to take on the day!