The House Of Coco Team is always on track when it comes to being healthy and learning new ways to live a healthier life. Having a team comprised full of foodies we’ve have to learn the good and the bads of the foods we love to eat. A big part of dealing with food is PORTION CONTROL. Its all about what & how much your eating per meal.
The first step is drinking your tea or coffee plain
A recent study published in the journal Public Health found that people who drink their coffee black consume about 69 fewer calories a day, compared to those who add cream, sugar and other extras to their cups. For tea drinkers, skipping the add-ins saves about 43 calories a day.
Swapping soda for carbonated water which sodas hard but it’s actually pretty easy.
Cutting out one can of soda or sugar-sweetened beverage a day could save you about 150 calories. “My favorite tip for cutting back on soda is to switch to sparkling water,” says King. “You can add fruit or even a little sweetener if you want some extra flavor, but even then you’ll be cutting way back on the sugar in soda.” Switching to diet soda will save you calories as well, but some research suggests you may compensate for them elsewhere.
Another one that we love is doing more cooking at home. If you’ve already resolved to do more home cooking this year, it may help to know that—on top of its other benefits—the habit helps you cut calories. A 2015 study in the journal Public Health Nutrition found that people who cooked dinner six or seven nights a week consumed about 150 calories fewer per day than those who cooked once a week or less. Frequent home cooks also tended to make healthier choices, and consume fewer calories, on nights they ate out. This a great way to get family and friends together and have a good time cooking together.
Eat more protein throughout the day. Eating meals and snacks with protein, found in nuts, seeds, lean meat, soy and dairy, can stop you from feeling hungry by mid-afternoon and yielding to candy’s sweet lure, says King. Research backs this up: A 2016 review published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that high-protein meals00042-3/abstract) have a greater effect on fullness than low-protein ones.
Our last tip for cutting calories starts with the most important meal of the day. Get more fiber at breakfast time .If you choose a high-fiber breakfast cereal, you’re going to feel full sooner and eat less of it overall,” says dietitian Kristi King, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and clinical instructor at Baylor College of Medicine. Oats are one good option: In a 2015 study published in the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism (sponsored by the Quaker Oats Company), participants who ate oatmeal consumed 31% fewer calories at lunch than those who ate sugared corn flakes.
House Of Coco readers remember everything takes some time to get used to and you should always consult with your doctor before starting a new diet or food regiment. Healthy eating everyone.