This list of eating habits will help you lose weight, keep stay fit and boost your willpower.
Successfully fit people are prosperous not because of good luck, birth order, or family heritage but because they are keeping the right habits. To be an effective person, you must adopt the habits of success.
Learn the habits, adopt the habits, practice them and enjoy the result of it. Here are some eating habits of successfully fit people.
Keep the Same “Daily Menu”
The better part of fit people eat virtually the same meals every day, mainly the same breakfast, same lunch, same dinner. To clear up, it does not mean that they eat exactly the same entree for every meal, but they often chose from three, maybe four things that they like to have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Firstly, it allows “careful” eaters to predict their daily calorie proportion without much effort. Secondly, potentially the most fit among us are entrenched in habit, including the habit of taste. Third, effortlessly fit people are in tune with the energy and calorie needs of their bodies. When they find food products, which deliver what they need, and that they enjoy, why look further? Bear in mind, there is a fine line between careful eating and disordered eating. The careful eater’s nutrition is a habit and not a matter of control or obsession.
Do Not Forget About Breakfast
This one common peculiarity is nearly universal in statistical surveys of people who have achieved and maintained a large weight loss. More than 70 % of those who have been able to maintain a weight loss of at least 30 pounds for at least a year report that they always have breakfast.
People who successfully lose weight are the ones who wake up and eat very day. Moreover, people who eat breakfast on a daily basis have better vitamin and mineral status and eat fewer calories from fat. Nutritionists agree that the majority of people who struggle with overeating are those who undereat during the first part of the day, notably those who skip breakfast. Therefore, it seems that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.
Furthermore eating a healthy breakfast reduces hunger throughout the rest of the day, thus decreasing the likelihood of overeating and making poor food choices at lunch time.
But not soda and of course not iced tea. Simply old water. This is the biggie. Drinking enough water is a basic part of any conditioning program since it keeps your body functioning in homeostasis and aids every aspect of bodily function. Highly successful fit people consume at least six to eight 12-ounce glasses of water a day, plus more as needed during workout. But remember it’s possible to drink too much water, which weakens the body’s electrolytes (potassium, sodium, chloride, magnesium). Do not drink more than a gallon a day unless you are also refilling your electrolytes.
Eat Small— Eat Often
Most people know that small, frequent meals are absolutely the only way to go. It is simply because when we go longer than 3 hours without eating, our levels of the stress hormone cortisol rise. And high cortisol levels signal the body to accumulate fat in the abdomen. Bear in mind too that people who skip meals have the highest cortisol levels of all.
According to surveys eating small meals more often reduces cortisol levels, people who ate six small meals a day for 2 weeks, as opposed to three large meals containing the same total number of calories, reduced their cortisol levels by more than 15 percent! Also they lost belly fat, too.
Once you eat small, frequent meals long term, the body becomes efficient at keeping cortisol levels low, which helps both men and women reduce belly fat.
Eating throughout the day also makes you less tempted by the huge buckets of popcorn and king size fries that include triple and quadruple servings. Once you follow nutritional needs and deeply rooted habit to eat small meals throughout the day, the superfit stand steadfast, even in the face of a delicious, chocolate-chip muffin.
Know Your Foods
This characteristic is really universal among fit people: They know, generally speaking, every food’s calories and approximate protein, carbohydrate, and fat content. It’s a case of having an understanding, a knowledge of food that allows you to make an educated guess. Their assumptions are usually spot-on. This gift let them the skill of making better food choices on a moment’s notice.
Successfully fit people know what one serving of said food really looks like. You can show an effortlessly fit person a whole grain cracker, and even without looking at the label, he or she can accurately predict how many crackers count as one serving. In fact it’s not a gift. It’s a skill, and all habits are skills you can learn.
This skill is easier to achieve than it sounds. A couple of weeks of label reading is all you need. You may find apps for your phone and Web sites that provide this information quickly and for free.
Eat Your Favorite Foods Carefully
In spite of knowing everything about their foods and tending to stick to the same foods on the daily basis, fit people rarely report eliminating foods. If it’s something they lust, they enjoy a little taste. They know that simply eliminating foods they absolutely love will only set them up to fail when the temptation is too strong. Alternatively, successfully fit people know that it’s okay to indulge every once in a while.
Get Rid of Red Zone Food in the House
A successfully fit person’s refrigerator, pantry, or cupboards, you won’t find cookies, crackers, chips, chocolate, full-fat ice cream, or soda. Why? Because they don’t have these things. People know you can’t eat them if you don’t have them. Smart, isn’t it?
It is interesting that these trim types is that they don’t have the same inner battle of healthy versus junkie foods that the average person who struggles with weight might have. They can easily walk past the aisle with junk food and think nothing of it.
Close the Kitchen after Dinner
Fit people eat their final meal at a reasonable hour, as opposed to eating dinner followed by a lavish 10:00 p.m. snack and another dessert. Usually they go to sleep, not hungry, but on an empty stomach. This allows to wake up feeling thin, rested, and hungry for breakfast. It may take a little effort, but going to bed earlier and going to sleep without food awaiting digestion in your stomach keeps your metabolism in a fat-burning state. Instead of digesting, which causes restless sleep, your body can focus on other things—like repairing cells!