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Whether your trying to lose weight or simply find a healthful eating plan you can stick with, you’re bound to fail if you try to stay on a diet. Invariably , people on diets end up depriving themselves of certain foods and /or scrupulously counting calories. Virtually no one can maintain long-term deprivation because our bodies are programmed to avoid this type of ongoing discomfort. And calorie restriction causes your metabolism to slow down in order to preserve energy, often resulting in more stored fat.

Even if your weight is ideal, you still cna benefit from some of the strategies described in the following tips because they promote healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

1. Spice up your morning eggs. Cayene and other forms of red pepper contain capsaicin, a substance that suppresses appetite signals, increases metabolism and decreases the desire for food later in the day. In addition, eggs are high in protein, which tends to induce feelings of fullness.

2. Consume fiber early in the day. Fiber increases levels of appetite-suppressing signals in the small intestine. Eating fiber early in the day makes people less hungry in the afternoon – the time  when most of us tend to eat snacks and other calorie-dense foods. Consume about 30 g of fiber daily in the form of high-fiber cereals, fruits and vegetables, and 100% whole grains.

3. Eat nuts. The monounsaturated fat in nuts stimulates the production of cholecystokinin (CCK), a chemical messenger that slows the rate at which the stomach empties and reduces appetite without putting your body into starvation mode. Before lunch and/or dinner, have about six walnuts, 12 almonds or 12 hazelnuts.

I have seven other tips for you that I will share with you on my up coming  blogs. Remember that Elite In-Home Personal Training is committed to giving you the results and knowledge that you need to live a healthier and happier lifestyle. Call us today to schedule your FREE Fresh Start Appointment with one of Sacramento’s elite personal trainers.  Elite In-Home Personal Training, more than just a workout!

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