1- ADD VINEGAR AND CINNAMON TO MEALS TO CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR
Vinegar, which has been shown to lower the glycemic index (which means you metabolize the food more slowly), adds acidic flavor to salad dressings, sauces and roasted veggies without a lot of calories. For sweet-smelling warmth, add cinnamon to everything from coffee and smoothies to chili. Cinnamon also slows the rate at which food transits from your stomach to your intestine.
2 – EAT WHEN YOU’RE NOT HUNGRY
Instead of trying to resist hunger, beat it to the punch. If you eat when you’re either not hungry or only slightly hungry, you’ll eat less and tend to eat more slowly. Eating less throughout the day is great, but having more energy is certainly a nice bonus, too.
3 – DRINK WATER, NOT LIQUID CALORIES
So pass on the sweetened drinks and stick with sparkling or still water — you can flavor it with lemon, strawberries or cucumber if you want, but don’t pack your drinks full of calories.
Aim to drink at least two liters of water a day. Also, be sure to drink a glass about 20 minutes before each meal to take the edge of your appetite.
4 – EAT SLOWLY
Chew each bite 10 times. Following this simple rule will cause you to eat more slowly, allowing your mind to catch up to your stomach. You’ll also enjoy your food more when you take the time to savor it.
5 – HAVE A SMALL, FLAVORLESS SNACK BETWEEN MEALS
A handful of unsalted almonds, a shot of olive oil, or a glass of water. Doing this once a day can dramatically reduce appetite — this can be particularly true if you have a lot of weight to lose.
The reason this works: It can regulates ghrelin, a hunger hormone, by weakening flavour-calorie associations. For this to work, the snack must be bland, and you should consume nothing else but water for at least an hour before and after the snack.
6 – TRY THE “FRONT DOOR SNACK TECHNIQUE”
Keep a healthy snack, such as jerky, almonds or kale chips, right next to your front door, and eat some before you leave home. This will cause healthy food to “crowd out” unhealthy food in your diet, and make it much easier to pass on the junk food.