Wonder why some people are able to maintain the perfect figure no matter what they eat? Well, the trick is simple. Eating the right foods in the right portions at the right times will ensure that you are able to maintain a perfect figure and stay healthy at the same time. Let’s look at a few tricks that women around the world swear by.
One of the first things to focus on is eating a bowl of soup before your main meal. This will ensure that you are partially satiated when it is time to eat your main meal. Eat a vegetable broth based soup to ensure that your body receives ample of nutrients; in this way you can eat lesser calories at the main meal.
Making lunch your main meal and eating smaller servings of food for every meal after lunch will work in your favor. Ayurveda– a teaching from India states that the digestive system is most active from 10 am to 2 pm thus when you eat during this period you will be able to digest al the food that you eat.
Opt for quality and not quantity in the food you eat. The people in France do not appreciate processed foods because these foods do not contain the required amount of nutrients. Instead eating fish, meats and high quality dairy produce in small portions will help to satiate hunger pangs as well as give you the required amounts of nutrients.
The ideal way to prevent hunger pangs is to satiate your palette with all the flavors; sweet, salty, sour, bitter, pungent and astringent. If your meal offers your body all these flavors your body will not crave more food thereby helping you to prevent eating large servings of food or binging on sweets or junk food after your main meal.
The Japanese believe that if your plate has an array of colors your body will demand lesser calories. Including red, blue-green, yellow, white and black in your meal will prove to be beneficial if you are trying to loose weight.
Always end your meal with a piece of dark chocolate. It may not be the most appetizing dessert and thus it is not one of the favorites but it is loaded with anti oxidants that will prove to be beneficial to your body in the long run.