1) You're eating to the point of stuffed and not satisfied.
When you eat to the point of being satisfied then you have given your body sufficient nutrients in order for it to do the job of keeping you alive and kicking.
Eating to the feeling of fullness has a lot more to do with emotions.
The key is to learn to eat to the point of satisfaction and not to reach the point of feeling stuffed.
The Japanese have a term called Hara Hachi bu which means to eat to 80% fullness.
The focus is on eating to the point where you no longer feel hungry.
And while you focus on this new habit consider chewing your food more times - aim for 20 chews before you swallow.
And slow down while you eat.
Sit and eat your meal without rushing on to the next task or worse - multitasking!
Give your meal the full attention it deserves.
2) You're counting calories, points, macros.
And this gets you to the point of feeling stressed out and reaching for foods and snacks that are "forbidden".
Instead of worrying about calories, points and macros consider eating a high-quality protein, a fat and fibre.
This combination will keep you feeling fuller for longer.
It'll help to keep you your blood sugars stable so there are no crashes that leave you craving something sweet and comforting.
It will assist your digestive system in moving the food through and removing toxins.
3) You're not drinking enough water.
Your body is made up of 70% water.
Not enough water is going to have a negative impact on your body in a number of ways.
* brain fog,
* sugar cravings,
* hangry (hungry angry feelings),
* dry mouth,
* dark urine,
* dehydration and
* dry skin.
Aim to drink 8 glasses of water per day.
Sounds a lot?
Start off small.
Have a glass of water after each cup of coffee or tea that you have.
These two beverages are diuretics so they push fluid out of your body.
Drinking water will help to keep you hydrated.
4) You need a break from the G&Ts and/or wine.
I believe you can enjoy a glass or two of your favourite drinkie-poo as part of a healthy lifestyle but it does hamper your progress.
Did you know that alcohol contains empty calories.
This means that your body is receiving no nutrients but is getting calores that it must use up.
Sounds like a raw deal to me.
It also dehydrates you and that can then lead to sugar cravings.
Take a break for a couple of weeks and see if that makes a difference.
So there you have it - 4 reasons why you could not be changing shape.
Which one will you focus on first?
That's the key when it comes to changing habits - choose one thing and when that becomes easier then add the next change.
I'd love to help you make healthy changes to your lifestyle and food choices.
Let's have a chat. You can book a free Quit Sugar, Lose Weight Strategy Session on my online calendar - www.healthchats.setmore.com
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