How to avoid overeating this winter

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You might be craving all junk and hearty meals but it doesn’t mean letting your goals fall to the wayside.

Mareya Ibrahim, author of The Clean Eating Handbook, suggests that you up your protein intake to curb sugar cravings. Protein will help to keep you feeling fuller for longer. Just make sure it is the right kind of protein and prepared the healthy way.

Fend off snack attacks

Keep a stash of good stuff for when you get peckish. Don’t buy junk because if you crave and it isn’t there you won’t eat it. 30g of nuts will hit the spot! Or grab a handful of strawberries for that sugar craving.

Celebrate humble H2O

This micro-action is brilliantly easy. Hydration makes us thrive in all sorts of ways and is important to pretty much every function of our bodies. Simply top up your water intake.

Make one healthy swap

You can still go with junk food on a Friday night, pair it with a healthy salad or healthy side instead of chips or have the burger without the roll. Instead of giving something up, swap it for a more nutritious option; swap fizzy drinks for water, coffee for tea, or a chocolate bar for a piece of fruit.

Prepare your own meals

Avoid processed foods. It will force you to be aware of what you eating, packing your own lunch instead of grabbing food on the go will definitely keep you in check.

Cook smarter

Try grilling, roasting or poaching, instead of frying food. As mentioned protein is good for you but if you fry it, it isn’t as healthy so opt for these options instead.

Sit at the table

Don’t watch TV and be on the couch, be mindful of what you put in your mouth. You’re much more likely to overeat if your mind is elsewhere.

Additional information courtesy of FedHealth

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