Eating by the hour
Do you know what the secret of the slimness of the French is? Despite the constant consumption of bread and cheese, late dinners and frequent aperitifs with friends, they eat strictly by the hour. Once they become accustomed to a certain schedule, the stomach begins to produce gastric juices in time, reducing the urge to snack between meals.
Fermented foods at bedtime
Contrary to popular belief that fermented foods are a great breakfast, nutritionists recommend eating them at bedtime. Not only will this help you avoid overeating before bed, when you’re already feeling slightly hungry after dinner, but it will also improve intestinal peristalsis and speed up the body’s metabolic processes. Those who want to lose a few extra pounds can replace a full dinner with fermented dairy products.
Regularly reviewing your diet
Our diet depends not only on habits, but also on finances, time of year and life circumstances. If you care about your health, try to review your diet as factors change, while maintaining the right balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
Sometimes it’s not always possible to calculate your daily intake of vitamins, minerals and trace elements your body needs to function properly. Of course, you can just buy a vitamin and mineral complex at the nearest pharmacy and be sure that your health is protected, but nature has thought of everything for us.
Seeds – this is exactly the perfectly balanced product, which must be included in your diet. Regularly add sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds or the more exotic chia seeds to your porridge, yogurt or salads.
It’s better to be a little malnourished
In modern cooking, there is such a concept as al dente, which refers to the degree of readiness of a dish when the ingredients are not boiled but retain their elasticity. Cooked in this way the vegetables retain more vitamins and fiber and are better absorbed by the body. And slightly undercooked pasta has a lower glycemic index, which means it has less impact on blood sugar levels and helps you stay full longer.
Eat from small plates
This trick will help you better control your portions. It is a proven fact that the body needs exactly as much food as it can fit in the palms of our hands, but often this amount is exceeded because we are distracted by other things during the meal, so the brain does not have time to get information about satiety, or we simply give in to our little gastronomic weakness, eating more favorite food than our body requires. A plate filled to the brim makes us feel like a huge portion, so let a small tea saucer take its place.
Everything with heart
Healthy habits will definitely help you stay physically healthy, but don’t deny yourself the pleasure of breaking those rules from time to time. Small indulgences in the diet will help you to realize once again that you are on the right path and entered it voluntarily.