Eating InstinctivelyWritten by Laura Ciocan
I start from premise that eating instinctively means eating healthily. I strongly believe that body has capability of transmitting brain accurate information regarding its nutrition necessities: a moderate amount of food, and only foods that are benefic for health.
The problem is that most of these natural eating instincts are lost on way. Usually, during growing process, adults project their unhealthy habits on children, offering them a range of foods that are not always best choices. As adults, we have formed our eating habits, more or less healthy and usually worry about our children's eating habits, but their instinct is often correct.
My theory has as starting point my own experience as a child, when I recall rejecting foods that I found too greasy or too deeply fried. Observing babies and children behaviour towards feeding might give us an idea about what eating instinctively means. Small children that did not have time to get influenced by adults, have natural eating instinct unspoiled. Contrary to adults' opinion about eating, they want to eat many smaller meals and only when they are hungry.
To support my thesis, I resort to recommendation made by specialists in baby nutrition who advise on feeding babies at request, not forcing a program on them, thus a meals program will be generated by their inner scheduler according to their needs.
So, from children we learn that one should eat when hungry and in amount striclty required by body necessities, not driven by social cues such as eating out with friends even if not hungry or taking a lunch break just because it's noon.
Five Tips for EASY WEIGHT LOSS!Written by Diana Keuilian
Weight loss is a hot topic among people today, especially considering fact that more than half of us are overweight. As we get older we often get busier, and before we know it, find ourselves in prime of our lives and packing a few extra pounds. With so little extra time in our lives it is impractical to join latest diet fad or commit to sweating in gym for hours at a time. Are we all destined to grow outward with each passing year, or is there a simple way for us to reclaim our healthy figures? If you struggle with your own battle of bulge read on for five sure-fire ways to drop a few of those unwanted pounds, and more importantly learn how you can prevent packing them in first place!
TIP #1: Burn it in AM What is first thing you do when you wake each morning? Hit snooze button for an extra ten minutes of sleep? What if I told you that taking those ten minutes to strap on your sneakers and walk briskly around block would result in weight loss? It has been proven that aerobic activity done on an empty stomach forces your body to recruit energy from storage. This energy is stored in form of fat on various parts of your body. Starting tomorrow take ten minutes out of your morning to walk briskly around block before breakfast. Do not sprint or try to walk as quickly as possible, simply walk at a pace that you could comfortably hold a conversation. This seemly small activity, when done consistently, will produce surprising weight loss results!
TIP #2 Forget Your Late Night Snack I know I am not only one who enjoys eating a snack after dinner! Although comfort food seems to taste better right before bed, it is also more prone to stick with us when eaten late at night. It has been proven that not eating three hours before bed reduces fat storage throughout night. If you go to bed at 10pm, finish eating for day no later than 7pm. Once you have made this a habit you will be ecstatic over long term weight loss!
TIP #3 Kiss that Frappuccino Goodbye What tastes better than a frothy, venti frappuccino smothered in whip cream and chocolate syrup? While blended coffee beverages have rapidly gained popularity with masses, their caloric tallies have been all but ignored. Whether you are an avid Starbucker, or only wander in for an occasional treat, it is important to know truth about what you are drinking. The average Venti sized frappuccino weighs in at 530 calories. This staggering number equals 2.5 bagels, or one third of recommended daily calories for an average woman. Not only is this an extreme amount of calories to be consumed in a beverage but calories come purely from sugar, which is easily stored as fat. Next time you are in line at coffee shop and find yourself eyeing a sugary beverage, redirect your attention to tea selection, or stick with an old fashion cup of coffee.