If you’re close to diving into a tub of rocky-road chocolate ice cream, wait! You don’t want your tummy to bulge under your form-fitting satin white gown. Turn to these binge resisting strategies to help keep you in shape.
Brush your teeth. There’s something with the fresh mint flavor lingering in your mouth that you would like to retain. This also serves as a cue that it’s a period or an end to a meal. It’s time to stop eating.
Take a stroll. When I have the urge to eat in the office, I would go out and take quick walk. It takes my mind off the stress that makes me feel hungry. A little change in environment may be the key to a flatter stomach. Go out and grab some fresh air. This not only helps brush off the temptations on your sweet tooth, but it also allows you to burn some extra calories.
Drink a glass of water. When you feel the urge to eat a snack right after you had a meal, you might just be dehydrated. Drink a big glass of water and fill your stomach to make you feel fuller. This prevents you from eating anytime soon. Some studies also show that drinking water increases metabolism. Try and see!
Limit your salt intake. When you consume salt, it absorbs lots of water to prevent it from becoming toxic. This causes a lot of water weight. Also, the more salt we consume, the thirstier we become. Instead of drinking water, many of us prefer eating a sugary dessert or drinking sweetened drinks after to “balance out” the taste.
Get your hands busy. Try painting, drawing or making arts and craft. They let your hands go a little bit dirty to prevent you from grabbing those potato chips. They also steer you away from thoughts of those yummy, yet unnecessary snacks.
Eat something strong, sour or spicy. These are the types of foods that you would devour in small portions. Try a strong mint candy or a sour grape. Drink a full glass of water after.
Change your focus. Instead of thinking about the creamy ice cream seated on your freezer that you cannot eat, why don’t you try thinking of activities that you can do. Why not plan for the Thursday movie group? Or think of a new book for the book club? How about a healthy reward for yourself?
Plan ahead. Know the foods you will eat for the whole day. This enumeration will help you veer away from the foods you see in your refrigerator or in the cookie cans. You will also be reminded that you would have to say no to an officemate who offers a cinnamon bun for afternoon snack.
Reward yourself. You deserve a fun, relaxing treat after months (or even weeks) of successful fatty-foods evasion. Make your honeymoon a week-long treat in the beach so you may show-off your new sexy figure. You may also schedule an afternoon with your girlfriends for some pampering in the spa.