Many people think they eat “pretty healthy.” If you ask most Americans to rate their eating habits on a scale of 1 -10 they will say they eat about a 7 or 8. The main issue is that they don’t take into account how many calories they eat on a daily basis. The true key to weight loss and keeping weight off isn’t how you eat Monday through Thursday, but rather how you eat on average. This fitness tip could change your whole perspective on calorie consumption.
Most will eat healthy all day, then they will eat something that isn’t that great at night for dinner (because they didn’t eat enough during the day). Next they will snack late at night and rummage around the fridge looking for something sweet or packed full of carbs around 9 or 10 o’clock. In reality this person’s daily intake of calories would have been fine, but they went down hill during dinner and late in the evening.
The secret to keeping weight off isn’t really a secret at all; it’s based on your average calorie intake. If you wear a body bugg like me, this is easy to figure out. If you don’t have one then simple tips can keep you in check. Here are ways to keep your average steady so you can lose some extra body fat.
- Eat enough during the day so you don’t binge eat at night
- Avoid late night snacking (it’s ok to go to bed a little hungry, this ensures that you will lose weight)
- You biggest meal should be Breakfast NOT dinner
- Eat snacks through out the day between breakfast and lunch / lunch and dinner. This keeps your blood sugar normal so you don’t have ups and downs in your energy level. Low sugar levels lead to over eating.
- SIT DOWN! Too many people stand when they eat or do busy work. This makes it hard on your body to process the food. Mentally, sitting down allows you body to register that you are eating.
- Set A schedule. Your kids are on a schedule why aren’t you??? Schedules allow your body to stay in a consistent calorie burning state. Without it your metabolism is sporadic.
These fitness tips seem simple, however, they could make a huge difference. Your average calorie intake makes up how you look and how much you weigh. Don’t get in the habit of eating well one day and splurging the next. Next time you reach for those sweets eat one not 5 , or just avoid them all together.