Is snacking to blame for weight gain?5 key concepts for weight lose

Is snacking to blame for weight gain? 5 key concepts for weight loss, let's make peace with snacking! Amateur tips for weight loss and slimming sharing!

The secret to living with your snacking cravings

Are the craving for snacks and rationality always struggling against each other? Today we will share 5 concepts for peaceful coexistence with snacks while trying to lose weight.

The debts we ate in winter have not been paid off in spring, but summer will soon be upon us. Not only are there no beautiful curves to be seen, but there are also extra layers of tires, and we are reduced to wearing loose dresses and baggy trousers every day to cover up our flesh. It's so hard to lose weight. We know we have to avoid eating, but we are so hungry, what do we do?

Does anyone else share the same feeling that weight loss is a never-ending problem, as if it's a lifelong nightmare?

I once went to Japan to study, and because Japanese snacks are delicious and addictive, and fried food is simply irresistible, I gained 8kg before I knew it, so I started embarking on the journey to lose weight.

Here are some tips and concepts on snacking when you are on a diet, so as to achieve a balance between your curves and your snacking cravings!

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Concept 1: Know what you are eating

This is not talking about food categories such as chocolate, potato chips or nuts! It's about whether you're eating sugar, fat or other nutrients. I usually focus on the fat and refined sugar content, and a little bit on the sodium content for health reasons. Many people don't realize what they're eating when they eat, which leads to over-consumption and weight gain.

So remember, always check the nutrition label before you eat. To lose weight, you must develop this habit!

Based on habit of reading nutrition labels, I have divided snacks into 3 categories:
1. High fat, high refined sugar: biscuits, cakes, milk chocolate chips, cream cakes.
2. High in refined sugars: dried fruit, sweets.
3. High fat: Fried snacks such as nuts and potato chips.

Concept 2: You can eat anything, but portion size is important!

Although the basic standard for refined sugar is no more than 40g a day, I limit it to 20g a day during the very early stages of weight loss. The calorie content is limited to about 200 cal.

This shows that the size of snack is a key point!

But what to do when you are exceeding the limit?

Suggestion 1:
Pour half of it out and hide it of sight, then go about your business and forget it's there!

Suggestion 2:
Share with family and friends, one half for each person, so the calories are spread, and it keeps your relationships intact!

Suggestion 3:
Buy only a few packs at a time. Every time you buy a snack, you should keep track of it and review how much you spend, thus triggering your frugal self.

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Concept 3: There is no such thing as absolutely healthy food!

Next, let's clarify the concept that there is no such thing as an absolutely healthy food! No matter how healthy the food itself is, eating too much of it can be a burden on your body!

Here is a list of mistakes that I have made for your reference.

Mistake 1:
Replacing snacks with nuts. Although nuts are good, they are fatty and high in calories, so you should not eat too many of them.

Mistake 2:
Dried fruit or fruit as a substitute for snacking. Dried fruit and fruit can be mistakenly thought as being low in calories and can be eaten in large quantities. In fact, they are high in sugar, and you will gain weight if you have too much of them.

Mistake 3:
Fitness protein bars instead of snacks. I think these products are for people who need a quick boost of energy and protein for exercise. If you have them on days when you are not exercising, you will only be unnecessarily gaining calories.

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Concept 4: Eating more means you need to pay back your debts!

Slimming is, after all, about diet and exercise.

Think of snacking as taking in extra calories and get moving! Whether it's running, cycling, swimming or retraining, pick a favorite sport!

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Concept 5: Don't just use your willpower alone!

Perseverance is good, but there are bound to be times when we let up.

So don't tell yourself that the only way for you to lose weight is to not snack, otherwise as soon as you realize you have lost some weight, you'll think you can start eating again.

This will lead you into the abyss of repeated weight loss and will cause you psychological pressures and burdens. You can encourage yourself: I'm glad I have eaten it, but I'm glad I didn't eat too much, that has saved me 3 hours of exercise.

These are the tips for people who want to lose weight while living with snacks. Remember to be aware of what you are eating before you eat it, and what your body's reaction will be!

Last but not least, don't sacrifice your regular meals for fear of gaining weight. Eating happily and exercising happily is the long-term solution!

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