Are you one of the restrained eaters?
What about your eating habits? Ask yourself the following questions:
- Are your thoughts constantly on the subject of weight and nutrition?
- Do you know the calorie content of all meals?
- Do you overturn the energy of a dish as soon as it is on the table?
- Do you often suppress your hunger?
- Do you consciously miss out on one or the other meal?
- Do you strictly set the amount of food you want to eat before each meal?
- Are you banning foods that you think are high in calories?
If you answer these questions with yes, you should definitely try to deal with the topic of food a little looser.
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The way out of the vicious circle
The main goal for those affected is to learn to relax the reins. Treat yourself to a small piece of chocolate without regret, snack on a handful of gummy bears or enjoy some French fries. In small steps, the restrained eater should move from a strict prohibition to the flexible control of his eating behavior.
It is important to realize that we can not outsmart ourselves and our body. It is better to live in harmony with your own body and to listen to its signals. Especially with the restrained eaters, signals such as hunger and satiety are suppressed. These help us to maintain a balanced energy balance and, as a rule, to maintain a constant weight.
The right nutritional knowledge
In addition, the "right" knowledge about the importance of nutrients for our body seems to play a major role. Many slimming fanatics seem to regard food intake as a superfluous evil, restricting it to carrots and drinking water. But with this low diet our organism can not exist permanently. Instead of radiant and beautiful, the body seems emaciated and dull. A
Opinions differ regarding the frequency of meals. Some people deliberately miss out on their hunger and are proud to have skipped several meals. The fact that subsequent food cravings lead to an often uncontrolled intake of high-calorie foods is often forgotten. For the body, it is more advantageous to take small low-calorie snacks and thus to prevent cravings.