In the busy lives we all lead, we like things easy and when we see our favorite foods, we find them difficult to resist, even if we know that they are packed with calories. We are more likely to make poor food choices when we are tired, unhappy or bored. Here are 5 bad habits to break if you want to lose belly fat for good.
1. You Do Not Have A Weight Loss Plan.
If you have high-calorie, sugar laden foods in your cupboards at home or at work they are going to be very tempting. You don’t have to steer clear of them altogether because the more you deny yourself a food, the more your body will want it. You can still buy these foods, but get them only in single or smaller serving sizes.
2. You Have No Portion Control.
You may be having trouble getting rid of belly fat even though you are eating in a healthy way. But you could be miscalculating the size of the portions on your plate and you may just be eating way too many calories. A simple way to reduce your portion sizes is to eat from a smaller plate. It will also trick your mind into thinking you are having more than you actually are.
3. How Hungry Are You Really?
When you eat, you should ask yourself if you really are hungry or if you’re eating something simply because of certain situations. This could be when you’re feeling down or worried about something. So do something else instead. For example, you could go for a quick 10 minute walk or you could listen to your favourite music.
4. You Have Not Changed Your Lifestyle.
If you really want to lose belly fat you have to look at your lifestyle habits. The best way to lose belly fat is not to look at your new lifestyle as a prison sentence. Some foods that feel like special treats can help you to feel satisfied and crave fewer of the higher calorie, low nutrient foods.
5. You’re Not Monitoring What And When You Eat.
Keep a food journal for one week and record everything you eat. At the end of the week take a look at your food choices and see if you’re eating too many unhealthy items. Keep healthy snacks on hand and eat fresh fruits and vegetables, not those out of cans. If you can’t get fresh produce, go for frozen over canned. Frozen is the next best thing to fresh. By adding healthy items, you actually will crave less of the non-nutritious foods.