Three Tricks to Avoiding Over Eating

Three Tricks to Avoiding Over Eating

Eating more than you need to leads to weight gain, it can also slow down the weight loss process. So, finding a way to avoid over eating is going to be beneficial for many people. In this article, we will look at three tricks to avoiding over eating.

Trick #1 Sleep More

As strange as it may sound, sleeping more can help to reduce over eating. This is because sleep can affect the hormones responsible for appetite and satiety (feeling full after a meal). Not enough sleep can increase hunger and lead to over eating. While a good night’s sleep can actually reduce hunger cravings and help you to remain within a calorie deficit.

There are many ways to improve your sleep quality. Going to bed at the same time each night and waking at the same time each morning is one way to do that. Exercising during the day is another. Using natural supplements that can improve sleep quality, as can avoiding caffeine after 5-pm.

Trick #2 Increase Fibre Intake

One of the benefits of fibre is that it can make you feel fuller for longer, so replacing low fibre foods with foods that are high in fibre is a clever way to feel fuller between meals without having to eat more food. Many diets actually recommend taking fibre supplements if you struggle to get enough fibre through diet, but we think that it is better to get creative with your foods.

Three Tricks to Avoiding Over Eating

Trick #3 Protein Snacks

Life without dessert is not something that many of us could ever consider worth living. But it is a fact that junk food is extremely high in calories and low in nutrition. Even a small amount of junk food can contribute to overeating. Finding a way to replace your high-calorie snacks with healthier alternatives can make a huge difference over time.

That’s why protein snacks are so effective. They are often high in fibre (see above), and are an excellent source of protein. One of the benefits of protein is that it is incredibly satiating. A chocolate protein bar can contain up to 30-g of protein, compared to a regular chocolate bar that will contain less than 2-g of protein.

If you replace your daily chocolate bar with a protein bar, you are going to be better sated and will be less likely to crave any more snacks. It’s not just protein bars though, supplement companies have brought out protein chips, protein popcorn, and protein cookies.

You can also just use whey protein powder, either as a shake, or mixed into baked goods (make your own protein brownies). Even just switching your snacks for real food that is high in protein (beef jerky for example) can make a difference.

Final Thoughts

Simple changes such as replacing low protein and low fibre foods with high protein and high fibre snacks can make a huge difference. They won’t worsen your day either. Sleeping more can be tricky to organise, but sleeping more is certainly enjoyable and will leave you feeling refreshed and energised the next day.

Too often, tricks for dieting are unpleasant or a lot of hard work, and it is important to do them. But it is also important to find fun tricks that you can do such as the three above!

Three Tricks to Avoiding Over Eating

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