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4. Don’t Eat On The Go
You have probably heard by now that it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to get the signal that you have had enough to eat. To get that message, you need to slow down so that your body gets the message. Take smaller bites, chew a bit longer, set down your fork for a few big sips of water, and sit down at the table, minus the television, cell phone, or tablet. Slow down while you eat and pay attention to what you are eating so that your brain has time to send your stomach the “all full” sign.
5. Drink This Before You Work Out
Green tea has the perfect balance of antioxidants and caffeine that will really fuel your workout. Not only has green tea been linked to improved metabolism, but it will also give you more energy and focus. Several studies have shown that those who drink green tea before exercise experienced more fat loss than those who did not. Be sure that you are drinking freshly brewed green tea, not the bottled crap typically sold at the gym. Brew real green tea from Japan fresh at home and take it with you.
6. Start Reducing Sugar Consumption
Sugar is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to weight problems. It is so easy to guzzle down hundreds of calories in a few sodas on a hot afternoon and never notice it. To make a huge impact on your weight, start reducing your sugar consumption a bit at a time. The easiest way to cut sugar out of your life is to start with some of the worst offenders at every meal. Don’t eat donuts or sugary cereals for breakfast; instead, try oatmeal with fresh fruit or nuts. Instead of a candy bar as a mid-day snack, have a handful of nuts or seeds. Instead of soda with your lunch, try water, herbal teas, or sparkling water with a squeeze of fruit juice. Fill up at least half of your dinner plate with vegetables, and eat a big salad before you try anything else on the table.
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