Tips On How To Eat Less


A recent Australian study found out that chili peppers and chili spices like cayenne can burn more calories, control the blood sugar and insulin levels and slightly increase the metabolism.

The active ingredient in chili peppers called capsaicin can slightly increase the metabolic rate of the body and burn more calories from a meal.  The study also showed that chili peppers can help stabilize the blood sugar and lower the levels of insulin in the body by studying 2 groups of people and giving them meals without chili and the other group with chili.  Results showed that chili peppers have a significant effect on the group who ate meals with chili peppers compared to the other group.  Aside from these findings, chili peppers have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

So if you can handle a bit of spice, add some red peppers, cayenne or Tabasco sauce to your pot of meat and bean chili, your morning eggs, meat dishes and other meals to give you a slight edge in burning the fat and will also lead to eating less.

We sometimes overeat without remembering what we previously ate.  Avoid amnesia eating by following these strategies to help you identify and remember situations where you consumed excess calories and how to avoid them.

1.  Avoid placing entrée, starches, and high fat foods in the kitchen and in plain sight.  Keeping them on the table allows people to linger over conversation while munching absent mindedly.  Put plain vegetables, salads or fruits for a healthier option. Also keep snacks out of sight.

2.  Use smaller plates and tall, skinny glasses to cut down on the amount and portion of food and beverage you pile up on your plates and glasses.

3.  Prolong your meal by taking part in conversations during meal times.  Joining in the family conversations during meal times can help you eat less.

4.  Instead of munching on chips, keep yourself full until mealtime comes by eating carrot and celery sticks.  Also drink lots of water to make yourself feel full.

5.  Don’t miss meals.  Skipping meals will make you hungry at night.

6.  Ease the stress by doing yoga instead of munching on junk food. You could also call a friend or a relative, read a book, take a walk or pet your dog to decrease the stress and depression your feeling.

7.  Brush your teeth after dinner to send a signal to your brain that eating time is officially over.

On the other side, there are Superfoods that we can eat without getting any fat in. Superfood is a term sometimes used to describe food with high phytonutrient content that may confer health benefits as a result. Listed below are the top 6 of the Super Foods in town. Meet and eat them.

1.  Avocado. The Avocado is rich in vitamin C, aids in the digestion and may also improve the skin.

2. Garlic. An excellent superfood which helps to thin the blood, which in turn can prevent blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.

3. Broccoli. Known to be one of the most nutritious green vegetables, it contains many vitamins and is especially high in both vitamin C and vitamin E, broccoli is also packed with antidioxidants.

4. Tomatoes. Contain many powerful antidioxidants, the main antidioxidant is lycopene, especially when tomatoes are cooked more is released, this has been found to help prevent prostate cancer.

5. Blueberries. Excellent source of antidioxidant, blueberries also are cited as a rich source of fibre, calcium, vitamin A and C. Recent studies have also suggested that blueberries can help to strengthen your eyesight and reduce cholesterol levels

6. Goji or Wolf Berries. Goji berries have been a secret ingredient in Chinese, Tibetan and Mongolian medicine for centuries. Goji Berries are a strong antidioxidant, they help boost the immune system and contain roughly 500 times more vitamin C then oranges. Goji Berries are also rich in ammo acids, they contain large amounts of vitamins B1, B2 and B6 they also include high amounts of beta carotene.

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