According to a study, choosing the wrong meal could leave you craving for more. When it comes to crushing hunger, it's not about when you eat; it's about what you eat. If you wish to lose weight, curb your appetite by avoiding the foods that make you hungrier. Losing weight is a gradual process and it needs a lot of patience and hard work to achieve your goals. It means you have to eat the right food and exercise right in order to ensure a healthy weight loss. Moreover, you have to lead a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Someone has rightly said, you are what you eat. If you eat wrong foods like processed fatty foods, fried foods, tans-fat foods, et al, chances are you may suffer from obesity. On the other hand, eating right foods like fibre-rich foods and protein-rich foods may keep you healthy and help you lose weight.
We enlist a few foods that you may be eating wrong-
Salads are the epitome of diet-friendly meals; however, if you miss out on a mix of healthy foods and choose just one food-group in your salad, chances are that you are not getting enough satisfying sustenance to keep you going through the day. So if you are adding cucumber, kale, and spinach, you must also add protein (boiled eggs, chicken, salmon or legumes), with slow-burning carbs (roasted sweet potato, corn or brown rice) and a little fat (feta, nuts, seeds or avocados) can help settle those hunger pangs.
2. Salty snacks
Snacks preserved with sodium are generally highly refined, without filling you up. So if you think you are eating 'healthy diet chips,' you must know that these are actually not healthy, courtesy sodium. Excessive sodium can cause water retention, leaving your body bloated up. Also, sodium leaves you extremely thirsty.
Commercially-bought or homemade fruit juices may look like the perfect options for gulping down to lose weight; however, they may actually not help in any way. Whenever you juice a fruit or vegetable, it tends to leave the fibres behind, making it useless, especially if you are looking to lose weight. It is best to have whole fruits and vegetables than gulping a glassful of juice.
4. Protein bars
Commercially bought protein bars may look like the healthiest snack, but they have high amounts of sugar that tend to add more calories. Even if you wish to enjoy protein bars, make sure you make them at home. Here's a list of protein bars you can make at home.
Avoid unhealthy diet practices and eat a healthy diet and engage in exercises to lose weight.