Drink warm water with 1/2 lemon juice first thing when you wake up in the morning. This will boost your digestion, eliminate toxins, balance out the pH levels and will you keep a healthy weight.
Another way you can do this is by mixing 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and consume this twice a day. You may add honey to sweeten it.
Even though lemons and apple cider vinegar are acidic, they have an alkalizing effect on the body. Be aware that this might cause heartburn if you consume too much.
You can also consume detox smoothies that will support your body’ natural detoxifying abilities. Another great factor is the fact that they will count as a serving of fruits and vegetables.
Eat a Healthy Breakfast
Studies have discovered that people who miss breakfast in the morning and eat fewer times during the day tend to weigh more than people who consume a healthy breakfast and eat 4 to 5 times a day.
Researchers also believe that consuming a protein breakfast is the main way to slimming down, this makes you feel full longer through the day and helps with appetite contro
Identify Your Hunger
More often than not, people confuse thirst for hunger and end up eating a snack when the body is actually demanding water. The hypothalamus, the area of the brain that controls hunger and thirst, sends the same signal for both.
To determine if you are hungry or thirsty, drink a glass of water and wait at least 15 minutes. If your desire to eat subsides, then you were probably thirsty, not hungry. Symptoms like a headache and fatigue may also signal the need for more water in the body.
Stress is one of the most common factors contributing to weight gain because it increases the rate at which your body stores fat and reduces your ability to burn fat.
The release of cortisol during stress increases appetite, causing people to reach for comfort foods. Also, stress makes you crave sugar because sweet and high-fat foods stimulate the brain to release chemicals that increase pleasure.
Instead of fighting stress with emotional eating, try relaxation exercises like deep breathing, yoga, and meditation. Include more foods rich in vitamins B and C, magnesium, and calcium in your diet. A deficiency of these nutrients can cause an increase in your cortisol levels and food cravings.
Omega-3 fatty acids also reduce stress and aggression, increase metabolism and facilitate weight loss. So, eat more oatmeal, almonds, avocados, oranges, berries, whole-grains, spinach, skim milk and yogurt to beat stress in a healthy way.