How to Tame a Wild Appetite

September 22, 2010

Diets & Nutrition

Excess weight is usually a sign of lack of self-control. If there are no medical reasons for your excess weight, your lack of restraint is the cause. There is no tip toeing around that simple harsh fact. I had to face it and you have to face it too if you want to lose weight and become healthy.

Taming your wild appetite is the first step of any weight loss diet. That is my opinion. How can you stick to your diet and lose weight if at each step along the way you are tempted to overeat and indulge your cravings.

The simplest thing you can do to tame your appetite is to start eating slowly. After each bite let go of your knife and fork. Set them on the table. Chew your food well. Savor it. Then pick up your knife and fork, carefully pick up a small amount of food and repeat the process. Eat for half an hour if needed. Take your time.

By eating slowly you will eat a lot less food during each meal. Your brain has time to react to your stomach’s “I’m full message”. And this simple change will lead to amazing weight loss results. It is the first step towards controlling your impulses and becoming the master of your life.

Another way to tame your wild appetite is by eating lots of fiber rich foods. Vegetables and fruits are great from this point of view. The great thing is that they also contain just a few calories, which also makes them great weight loss food. So at each meal make sure you get to eat some fresh vegetables and fruits.

Weight loss is all about getting healthy behaviors and getting rid of your old unhealthy ones. It’s about bringing balance to your body. A great exercise is taking a piece of paper and writing in one column all your unhealthy habits and on the other column all the healthy habits that you wish to acquire. Then try and find a path that goes from the unhealthy habits to the healthy ones. Once you have a clear idea of what you must do, you are more likely to do it.

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