According to the chief scientist at Weight Watchers, Karen Miller-Kovach, falling off the wagon isn’t a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’. And although we addressed this problem previously, we can never have enough tips to prevent this problem. So if we accept that a ‘diet… Read More »New Tips for Getting Back on Track
Quick’n Easy Bean & Lentil Stew
I think many of you have forgotten that hunger is actually a totally natural thing. It is not something that you need to worry about, highlight or cover up, be ashamed of, be angry with or analyse too much. It just happens. Like feeling cold..You’d add a layer of clothing. Or feel too hot …you take off a layer of clothing.
Hunger. It its simplest form, your brain is telling you that your body is running low on nutrients and needs a top up. Like the fuel gauge in your car telling you it’s time to fill up. And you always respond to that……without attaching an emotion to it.
So which one do you want first?
Well, because I can’t hear your answer, I’ll just pick one, shall I?
I’ll pick the bad news first.
Did you know you inherited a huge bunch of genes from your parents? Oh, you did? Ok. Then you also know that some of those genes might not be too crash hot.
Let’s say that they’ve passed on the VERY frustrating genes of creating high cholesterol or heart disease even by you eating boiled chicken breast and lettuce leaves. Or a tendency to get type 2 diabetes even if you never go near a pink donut….or to gain body fat by simply walking past a delicatessen? Like I used to.
Yes, yes, we all know….A piece of fresh fruit is always a good standby for a sensible snacking solutions. However, after a while you may need something else to snack on. I know I do.
Intelligent, premeditated snack options can be an important tool that prevent you from jumping off the bandwagon.
Hungry or craving ‘something’?
Choose one of the options within and stay on track