Nancy Cohen RDN LDN
Nutritionist, Feeding The Body Feeding The Soul LLC
It’s the New Year, it’s time to make a new resolve. “ I want to lose the weight I gained over the holidays”…. “ I cannot control my carb intake” …. “this time I will follow through”….
For this New Year, why make promises that always seem to be impossible to keep?
With a few simple tips and a good food plan in hand you can make this years eating something you love and can manage all the year through.
1.Defeat your sweet tooth- By chosing to eat in a higher protein, lower glycemic way you can stave off the continuous cravings of starches and sweets throughout the day.
Choose high quality proteins throughout the day and you will have fewer dips in energy and decreased cravings.
2. Fill your Belly- Eat foods with fiber and crunch- however refer back to rule number one and have a protein with them so you feel fuller longer. An apple, pear, or orange have 3-5 grams of fiber/serving. So choose higher fiber foods to feel full.
3. Drink,drink,drink- Sometimes people confuse hunger with thirst. The drink should be a water or low calorie beverage- but if you are thirsty and cannot recognize the signal that your body is offering you- often overeaters mistake it for hunger and reach for something to eat.
4. Am I Hungry or am I bored? The honest question to ask yourself is why you are putting food in your mouth? If you are truly hungry- then something healthy will satisfy you. If you are truly bored or are looking to release tension- then no amount of food will ever stay the cravings. Find things you love to do and incorporate them throughout your day. Can’t get away from your desk? Take a mini mental break and Day Dream- to release tension and redirect your thinking.
5. Choose healthful foods in and outside of the home. You know what they say- if you go to a barber shop, you will get a haircut. Purchasing sweets, desserts, calzones and fried foods and then claiming that you won’t have any just doesn’t work. Give loving thought to your purchases in restaurants and in the supermarket. Fill your carts and plates with foods that are not fried, greasy, full of sugar and are appealing to look at. If it looks healthy- chances are it is.
Work with Nancy- a Nutrition Professsional to streamline your new eating plan for 2017
Nutritionist, Dietitian & Energy Worker