Published at: 16/08/2018

Learn a few ways to avoid starvation during your diet.

Diet requires persistence

The longer we stick to our diet, the better the results are going to be. Many novices give up too early to see the first outcomes of their diet.


Hunger is number one enemy of diets

Nothing else can shake our will to keep our diet more than the acute need for food. Starvation can cause stomach cracking and constant thoughts about sweets, for example.


The portion size matters.

Do an experiment. Go home and prepare a huge plate of salad. Then try to consume it within 30-40 minutes – that means very slow. You will notice that somewhere in the middle, despite the initial hunger you have had, you will lose your appetite. This is because we eat with our eyes first. The big portion of food assures us that we are going to have a good meal and when we finish it, we have a sense of overeating. If our portion is too small, the effect is opposite. After a few hours we are again in a state of acute hunger.


Longer sleep affects the appetite

People who sleep less than seven hours experience less feeling of being full after breakfast. Scientists explain this phenomenon with reduced levels of leptin and ghrelin. Besides, if you go to bed late and you have last eaten at 18-19 o’clock, the chance to get hungry is enormous.


Eat more often in smaller portions

The chaotic meal schedule leads to more hunger. You probably have experienced situations where you get hungry at a particular time when you usually eat. The organism is like a clock and tends to get used to your daily routines. So if you teach it to eat three times a day at the same time, it will only give signals of hunger in those hours.


Do not put multiple foods on the table.

The chance to feel attracted to several foods placed on the table is enormous. Therefore, do not test your senses so that you do not overeat.


Training may reduce your motivation to eat.

Power training makes us suppress our hunger naturally.


Focus on your eating

I know many of you love to talk with friends and family on the table, watch TV, watch a movie or listen to music while eating. But keep in mind that this way we cannot "feed" our senses in order to trick them that we have already eaten. Besides, we do not even realize that we have finished the whole meal because we were distracted with other activities.


Prepare your food in advance

We make dozens of decisions about what and when to eat every single day. We often succumb to our instincts, and thus we eat much larger portions and more times than we would need. So prepare your food in advance – this way there is no other alternative.