If you want to lose weight, nothing should keep you away from achieving your goal. If you are at work, or have little time to exercise, you can always make effective changes that will help you lose weight—like watching what you eat.

People give up because they feel they cannot diet. This is why I don’t teach dieting, but I teach eating healthier.  A good eating plan doesn’t require you to eliminate foods completely; it just means changing what you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat.

One of the easiest eating changes you can incorporate even at work is snacking, which basically means eating small amounts at regular intervals.  If you follow the basic rules, snacking hugely benefits your health.

healthy-snacksTop 10 snacks to munch on at work:
Yogurt
Carrot
Apple
Popcorn
Soup
Nuts
Small piece of cheese
Sprouts
Banana

 

Postpones hunger

Always remember this rule: eat before you get too hungry. If you know you will feel famished on your way home from work around 4 pm, eat a small snack at 3 pm.

This will supply enough energy to last for the next hour or two, and will prevent you from reaching out for unhealthy options.

It takes 20 minutes, after you finish eating, for the satiety signal to reach your brain and only then will you feel full. So, eat your food slowly and chew it thoroughly.  Eat a small snack, like low-fat yogurt, and wait for some time afterwards for your craving will subside. Snacking not, starving is the key to losing weight, the healthy way.

Makes you eat less

The logic is that if you don’t feel hungry, then you will not eat things you are not supposed to. For example, if you eat cereal and milk at 9am for breakfast and follow it up with a fruit at 11am, you will notice that you end up eating lesser servings at lunch.

Not just that, you will also find yourself less fatigued and more alert at the end of the day.

Makes you thin

Eating lesser servings than you do at a particular meal lowers your calorie intake at that meal. If you follow it up with a low-calorie snack, it helps delay cravings until the next meal. Besides, eating meals at regular intervals also boosts your metabolic rate.

Your body needs energy to digest food. Thus, by eating smaller meals regularly, you actually burn more calories.

If you are in the habit of skipping meals to cut calories, then you might end up eating more servings at the next meal, adding more calories to your intake. Instead, eat smaller and frequent meals.