According to a recent USDA study, overweight adults tend to eat significantly more calories at night than normal-weight adults, but they eat only slightly more calories at other times of the day. Another recent study from the University of Texas showed that it’s much easier to overeat at night, mainly because late-night snacking seems less satisfying than snacking earlier in the day. Other studies have found that many people eat close to 50% of their daily calories at night!
Replace traditional stuffing with an assortment of chopped vegetables. Fill your turkey with mushrooms, eggplant, onions and celery. Or replace half of your traditional stuffing with chopped vegetables.
Watch out for sugar-free items. These products and also a number of sweeteners consist of as many or more calories as the real sugar items. Don’t be misled by them! If you really need to have some sugar, you are best taking in the actual sugar than this fake sugar.
Next, try to plan out lunches which are low on carbs and fats, and high in proteins and vitamin c. You could have rice with curry, whole grain pasta, a pie or frittata, or any other healthy permutation. Think about what you like – and try to create your ideal meal without too many fats in it. Try not to make dessert a daily habit – replace sugary foods with fruits or green tea. Repeat this process for dinner.
Stock your refrigerator with low fat milk, fruit juices, fresh fruits, reduced fat cheeses, low fat yogurt, fresh veggies, fresh grilled or baked chicken, turkey, and fish, apple sauce, low fat cottage cheese, and bottled water. These choices are all good for you and provides the fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy and strong.
Ramen noodles are empty calories, and toss out the cinnamon buns because they have about 500 empty calories per bun. So find one of your skinny friends. Give them to a skinny friend that need to gain a few extra pounds.
First, let’s evaluate your eating habits. Are you eating at least 5 to 6 small meals a day? It may sound like a crazy amount but your body actually needs constant nutrition throughout the day. If you think of your body as a machine and food as fuel it is easier to understand the need for small meals throughout the day. The body needs a healthy breakfast to begin the day.
I’ll be willing to bet you are overweight. Most of us are. Whether it’s a few extras pounds or a whole bunch, we’re fat. The fast food giants and junk-food manufacturers spend billions convincing us to eat their food. Even the so-called reduced fat kind are filled with calories. So we just eat more of those anyway, thinking we are cheating the scale. Restaurant portions are huge and my wife and I usually bring half home. But the rest of you don’t. So, what am I saying here? I’m saying that you have to stop whining and do something before you end up like my wife and mother. If not, you’ll get heart problems, cause liver or kidney damage, retain clogged arteries and as a result, produce a shortened lifespan.