If you are stuck inside this weekend due to the ice storm try this one simple nutritional hack...Eat your food slowly. S-L-O-W-L-Y. Whether it is a sugary treat or your favorite vegetable. Eat it slowly and think about how it tastes.
Many will find that eating the fruit or the vegetable is actually more favorable and more satisfying. Even if you do like the sugary treat more, eating slowly will help your body not overeat. Our fullness cues kick in at around 15-20 minutes. So slow and steady wins the race. The less distractions that we have also the better. So sit down with your family, talk about your day, and take the time to taste your food. Many find that eating slowly helps them mentally slow down and reduce stress. Most of us are "on" all the time so relaxing for 20 minutes a day can pay huge dividends.
I know that people want the sexy response of eat less carbs, eat this super food, or take this magic pill. But actually taking the time to enjoy your food is pretty magical.
But what if you want to put on mass? The opposite is true. Eat your food faster, before you start to notice your fullness cues. Then drink some fruit juice such as orange juice which has plenty of calories but isn't super filling. Seriously give eating slowly or quickly a shot for a couple of weeks and then start experimenting with more complicated things. Anytime you get overwhelmed with all that is going on, or feel like you're struggling then come back to this habit.
You might find that you don't need to spend as much time worrying about food as you previously thought. If you want an easier way to keep track of your nutrition enter your email below and get a free infographic that shows some simple habits like this one to help you reach your fitness goals!