Fat Loss Tip #1 – Don’t eat until you are bloated – Winter Edition

Posted: October 31, 2012 in Fitness
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OK guys, so following from my previous blog post on avoiding the unwanted weight gain over the winter & Christmas period lets get started with tip #1.

Don’t eat until you are bloated – Now, this is easier said than done right. We have all been there before…Imagine, you have all that nice food in front of you… Chicken, Beef, Turkey, 3 types of sweet potato, rice, gravy, brussel sprouts and on top of that a whole heap of puddings covered in ice-cream, apple pie, tarts…Good times right. It’s all good until you eat too much and you’re left feeling bloated and uncomfortable. What’s worst is you haven’t even started desert yet…Does this sound like someone you know…Maybe you LOL.

It’s OK, we all do it sometimes but we just need to try and control it. Don’t get me wrong here guys, I’m not saying don’t eat and enjoy, just eat smartly because when January 1st rolls around and you’re 8-10lbs heavier it’s not a nice feeling. Then you find your New Years Resolution is what it was last year and the year before and the year before and the year before…Spot a pattern! This can be avoided by applying balance and self control.

So, the next question might be, “How do I know when I’m reaching the bloated stage before it’s too late?”

1) Eat Slower – It takes 20 minutes from when the food reaches your stomach to speak with your brain to say “Hey, I’m feeling full now, please stop the intake of food” LOL, this is true by the way. So by eating slower your brain and stomach can communicate with each other before it’s to late. You ever eaten fast and felt OK then a few moment later BAM, Mr Bloat comes along and keeps you company for a few hours.

2) Eat a smaller amount – Eat to the point where you could still have a little more. So for example, you finish your Sunday dinner and you can still see some Chicken left over with some coleslaw on the table, tell yourself NO and wait for another 2-3 hours. Not only does this speed up your metabolism which leads to fat loss it also helps build your will power which in turn helps you become a stronger person…deep right.

3) Less Carbs – Note I didn’t say no carbs! I mean c’mon, how can we say no to carbs at this time of the year. As wonderful as they are they can really bloat you up. It’s not uncommon to hear of carbs bloating people up for a good 3-4 days. So that means if you’re having them everyday (and loads of them) it’s inevitable what’s going to happen…

So…That’s tip #1 for today, I will be posting up tips every week until Christmas day. You know the day when the belt buckle comes loose…LOL…Eat Smart Guys.

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