03. MUSHROOM EXTRACT
FLAT BELLY DAY!!
1.) CLOSED FOR BUSINESS: After your last meal, it’s time to close up shop. Do the dishes, put away left overs, and turn off the light. You’ll be less tempted to go back into the kitchen and graze if everything is cleaned up and put away. Out of sight, out of mind.
2.) BRUSH YOUR TEETH: After a meal/snack, brush your teeth. Don’t ruin your sparkly-clean teeth by eating again. And besides, nothing tastes good when your mouth is minty-fresh. Have you ever tried drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth?! The horror, the horror!
3.) STOP MINDLESS EATING: If you must have a snack, especially in the evening, portion out your snack and put the container, bag, or box away. When you eat in front of the television/computer, you won’t realize how much food you’re actually putting into your body. Tip: choose wisely and pick a healthy snack that will allow you to feel satisfied.
4.) MAKE BETTER DECISIONS: If you don’t feel satisfied after a meal, chances are, you didn’t consume enough calories and/or the best calories for your body. You’ll probably want to have an all out binge fest later on in the day, whether it’s healthy foods or not. Start your day the right way by making choices that will keep you full and focused. The 10 most filling foods.
5.) RETHINK YOUR SHOPPING LIST: If you purchase unhealthy snacks, they’re going to eventually end up somewhere and that place is your body. Don’t buy tempting, unhealthy snacks when you shop (TIP: go shopping when you’re full). If you don’t have any junk food on hand, then you won’t risk consuming empty calories. Stock up on good choices as a “just in case of an emergency” for when the munchie monster strikes.
6.) GET BUSY: Do something productive when you feel a snack attack coming on. A lot of people tend to snack when they are bored, lonely, or depressed. Find something to do! Call a friend, read a book, walk, clean, etc. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you don’t ultimately find yourself looking at the bottom of an empty ice cream carton.
If you have a few minutes to scramble or hard boil a couple of eggs, you can give yourself a great jump start. Eggs are great sources of vitamin B and choline, which are known energy ampers, and give you bonus protein, omega-3s, and vitamin D.
Duh. Chocolate is high in sugar and caffeine. While it’s not the most nutritious option, it will do the trick. Opt for squares of dark chocolate for a healthier pep in your step.
What a painfully obvious one, right? Water is essential to healthy body function and alertness. Studies have shown that even slight dehydration can be an energy sucker, and getting dehydrated is fairly easy. Guzzle water throughout the day to stay bright-eyed.