Mindless Eating

beta glucanWhen you get hungry, what do you reach for? A pack of crisps? A chocolate bar?

A lot of the time when you go hungry, the first thing you reach for is usually packed full of sugar and fats.

This is because your body is telling you that you need to boost your energy, and sugar is a quick and easy way to do this, despite being unsustainable.

You see, when you reach for that chocolate bar, you are giving yourself instant energy, and what your body craves, but this energy gets burnt up quickly, leaving you hungry again and leading you to eat more and more unhealthy foods.

One way to beat this, and help you to maintain a healthy and more sustainable diet is to plan for when you get hungry.

This does sound a little counterintuitive, you wouldn’t be reaching for the chocolate or crisps at odd times if you could plan what you eat exactly.

However, something as simple as carrying with you high value foods such as nuts and seeds can help your hunger, and help you to sustain a more balanced energy level throughout the rest of your day.

Secondly, make sure that you have healthy food around. By having healthy food instead of unhealthy food around, you will make sure that the options that you are choosing are good for you and are nutritionally suitable for your lifestyle.

It’s easy, but true, when the temptation is removed from sight, you stop being tempted.

And finally, think about what you are eating and why you are eating it.

What you put in your body has a massive impact on how you feel about yourself, your energy levels and more.

Sometimes it’s fine to eat a chocolate bar or a bag of crisps, but when you’re hungry you need a bit more and the food you need to put in your body needs to give you sustainable amounts of energy.