Eating past the point of fullness is extremely common in today's world. Here are 3 tips to help break the habit of overeating:
1. Check in with your emotions before you eat: Do you feel anxious, rushed, pressured, stressed? These emotions lead to overeating, so slow down and find a more relaxing thought. : )
2. Get rid of distractions: Turn off the TV, put down your phone and truly be present for your meals. This helps you to pay attention to how you're feeling while you eat, rather than zoning out and mindlessly taking bite after bite. You'll notice when your full and therefore will stop eating before you're overfull!
3. Slow down: Take the time to slow down when eating. Chew your food 15-20 times before you swallow it, that's how long it takes to get the nutrients out of the food. When you slow down you'll start to notice the amazing flavors and textures of the meal as well! Your appreciation for the food will increase and you'll...
Question: "Are vegetarian lentil burgers lower in calories than beef burgers?" -Kelsey
Answer: While calories are a popular measure of healthy-or-not, I encourage you to explore how well the food keeps you satiated as opposed to just looking at calories! Every body reacts differently to foods; some bodies enjoy more protein, some do better with less protein and more complex carbs. That is up to you and your body to find out!
To figure this out: eat both foods in question slowly and on totally separate days. See how the foods feel as you eat; how quickly are you filling up, do you feel energized, sated, queezy, tired? 30 minutes later check in again; tired, nauseous, light, energized? Two hours later; hungry, sleepy, sick, bloated? This simple check in can tell you exactly what foods work well for your body and you can use it as a measure to determine how to eat in general.
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