17 Easy Ways to Stop Binge Eating
Let’s face it - - we try to eat the healthiest foods and avoid all that is oily, and sugary, and downright bad for us. And afterward, we're hit with a desire for something out of our usual routine. If we’re being honest, there really is nothing wrong with an occasional dessert. It becomes a problem only when these indulgences become commonplace in your daily routine. The good news is that you’re not alone. We’re all human, and there are many ways to overcome the midday cravings we all desire.
Here are some things you can try today to curb those cravings at last.
1. Eat the Best Food
Ensure every meal you have is complete. Make sure that when you eat a meal, it contains all the proper nutrients you ought to be having on a daily basis. One trick is to check that your meals have enough fat and protein. These will leave you feeling full, yet not stuffed. Having a meal with proper fats and proteins is the first step toward curbing hunger throughout the day. As a rule of thumb, try to eat organic foods that contain very little preservatives. Remember that it’s great to want to be healthy, but that shouldn’t get in the way of you consuming all the proper nutrients you love and need.
2. Eat More Food
You read that correctly. Ever feel starving? It might be a sign of low blood sugar. But not to worry, there’s an easy way to fix this, as well. Eating a nutritious, high-protein breakfast can help keep you focused, energized, fulfilled and may even help with weight loss. Another thing you can do is eat smaller meals throughout the day. Many people traditionally consume 3 large meals every day, but that may not be the best way to maintain a healthy blood sugar level. Eat 3 meals a day but still hungry? It might be a sign that you should actually be eating more meals - - just keep the portions on the smaller side. In fact, drinking more liquids such as organic matcha can even help curb hunger due to the fact that it is a diuretic, meaning that it holds water.
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3. Cut out Sugar
It’s crazy how a small ingredient can make such a strong impact on the way your body reacts. Sugar works in a way that leaves you craving more. Know a friend with a sweet tooth? He/she might actually not be genetically predisposed to it. In fact, cutting out sugar completely is not the worst thing you can do for your diet. You’d be amazed at all the health benefits associated with substituting sugar with better alternatives.
4. Chill Out, Man
It’s true that when we’re stressed, we tend to eat more. You may know this behavior as binge eating with a side of Netflix. No matter how stressful your situation is, the worst thing you can do it change your diet to a less healthy alternative. When we’re stressed, our body changes and we tend to gain weight more quickly, so it’s best not to eat more, as that will only make the effect stronger. The best way to deal with stress is to indulge in meditation, a tea ceremony or even just looking at and admiring life’s small successes!
5. Cut Out Dairy
Got milk? You might not want to. There are a ton of popular healthy eating choices out there, but weening off milk always seems to be at the top of the list. Nowadays, we have a multitude of options in terms of how we consume milk. Almost all major supermarkets now carry a variation of milk such as almond or coconut milk. Almost nothing can get between us at Tenzo HQ a good almond milk latte, but are these forms of milk really better for you than pure dairy? Read below to find out.
6. Cut out Dairy for Weight Loss
Your daily dairy intake (try saying that 5 times fast!) may have a really strong impact on your weight. One thing is for sure - - cutting out pure milk and replacing it with an alternative such almond milk will reduce your sugar intake. Remember how we felt about sugar? Getting less of it will make you less dependent on sugary foods and drinks, one of which is pure milk. Dairy products are also famous for causing inflammation. Try substituting your milk for an alternative. Your waistline will thank you.
7. Cut out Dairy for Smoother Skin
Hormones do crazy things to our body. Specifically, testosterone does wild things and has even been linked to male pattern baldness. Milk contains hormones that are very similar to testosterone, which have been found to cause skin outbreaks. Don’t worry - - your skin won’t miss dairy. In fact, your complexion might even arrive at a state of complexion that’s better than ever before!
8. Breathe In
You’ll be able to breathe better without the influence of excess dairy. This is due to the fact that over-the-top milk consumption has been found to produce mucus in the respiratory system. Too much of this, and you might have asthma. Don’t fret – it’s probably not that serious. That being said, however, if you have noticed some difficulty breathing lately, try giving up milk for a while and see if it makes a difference. Breathe in, breathe out…
9. Better Digestion with Milk
Did you know that 3 in 4 people have some form of lactose intolerance? We may not all be diagnosed with it, but our bodies don’t lie. If you’ve noticed stomach pains, bloating, cramps, gas, nausea or diarrhea, it might very well be due to your dairy intake.
10. Reduce Risk of Cancer
If that sounds crazy, that’s because it is. But interestingly, some studies have found that the risk of developing certain forms of cancer can be reduced reducing milk consumption. Remember that thing about hormones? Excessive milk consumption is linked to an increase in the same hormone that is linked to cancer cell growth.
11. Not Ideal?
We get it. We all love milk. We all love cheese. It’s really hard to commit to giving up these things completely. But there is a way to get around it. Try milk alternatives, such as almond milk (which goes great with a matcha latte!), or just try consuming less dairy in general. Even a small change in your dairy intake will leave you feeling much better as a result.
12. What are You Drinking?
Let’s all agree that we love milk. But that’s not the only thing we drink every day. Do you drink enough water every day? Our bodies are made up of roughly 60% water. Seems crazy, right? It’s no wonder studies say we should be drinking about 8 liters of water every single day. The truth is that most of us don’t actually have that much water. Here are some life hacks that will help you drink more water every day.
13. Want Ice with That?
Nothing hits the spot on a hot summer day like an ice-cold cup of water. But that might be preventing you from hitting that 8-liter goal. Here’s why: drinking cold water causes your blood vessels to contract, which in turn restricts digestion. This means that when you drink ice cold water during a hot day, you are, in essence, preventing your body from flushing out harmful waste and metals in a shot amount of time. The cure for this is to try drinking warm or room-temperature water, as this will keep your body functioning at a normal level and help you reach your consumption goal even more quickly.
14. Drink Water Regularly
What we mean by this is to make a mental note of the last time you had a sip of some H2O. Can’t remember when that was? It’s ok. Most of us don’t keep track of that. However, it will certainly help to get on top of your water consumption. Try to make a habit of sipping water first thing in the morning. That way, you’ll already be one step ahead in terms of reaching your consumption goal.
15. Salads for Water Consumption
The majority of your hydration will come from drinking a glass of water. However, there are ways to consume water without necessarily drinking it from the tap. Plants are living things and, as such, they need water to survive just as much if we do, if not more. If you’ve ever maintained a garden, you know just how much water your plants need in order to flourish. What’s cool is that, while we rid our bodies of water on a daily basis, plants store water in their leaves and stems. This is what keeps them alive. We can take advantage of this by eating a salad or two every day. The best news that is fruits are also made up of a large percentage of water. Another incentive to eat healthily!
16. The Body Wants What it Wants
Noone knows your body like you do. The good news is that you can have water on the go! If you’re out on a hike and feel thirsty, you probably are. Make sure to always pack water whenever you’re on a trip or know you’ll be away from home for an extended period of time. You can never have too much water!
17. More Matcha = Less Snacks
Just not feeling the whole water thing? It’s all good. There is no limit to the number of ways you can stay hydrated while enjoying the way you do it. Try mixing your water with matcha powder. It’s a totally different taste and experience - - and trust us, you’ll feel like a superhero, too. Since matcha is a diuretic, you'll also be less tempted to grab that extra snack on the go.
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