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3 Fast Metabolism Diet Gift Ideas For your Dad

Father’s Day is one of the most celebrated affairs across the world as it purposely honors our modern heroes, our fathers. Father’s day is a perfect time to recognize a Father’s role in our lives who unceasingly become our provider since day one in terms of financial, stability, and physiologically speaking. Ensuring that their children receives high-quality education, security and shelter gives them a sense of pride as the head of the family.

3 Fast Metabolism Diet Gift Ideas For your Dad

Now that their special day is fast-approaching, it is our turn to give back the huge favor they continually do for us, even in simple ways. They are worth celebrating, so why not do something charming for them on their special day. Gift is but a normal tradition for such occasion. If you’re at loss on what gifts to prepare, here are our 3 unique, creative, and fast metabolism diet related gift ideas for daddies out there.

1. Non-stick Grill Pan

Since the Father’s day generally fall on summer season (in which we all love), chances are high that your father is ready for a grill party. This Grill pan is perfect for grilling foods like shrimp, scallops, fish, chicken, your favorite fruits and veggies, and among other FMD recipes. Perhaps he can start a diet with the new grill!

2. Hammock Quilted Fabric with Double Pillow Size

Daddies are most likely stressed out after a week-work. And we are aware how bad stress can be to any Dad! Stress is a great metabolism killer, it wreaks havoc to their effort in keeping healthy. So it’s time to get a relaxation tool that they deserve, a comfortable hammock to lie on suits him to enjoy this summer.

3. Go out for a hiking or Outdoor activities

If your Dad loves adventures and outdoor activities, then this is the perfect opportunity to have a family bonding outside the four walls. Your family can go on for a hiking trip, mountain climbing, beach volleyball, and others. Not only you are able to bond with Dad but also get the benefit of maintaining your family’s fitness level while engaging to such activities.

Let us pause for a moment to acknowledge our dad in shaping us up to become a better person. Without their thoughtful advice and guidance, we wouldn’t be where we are now. The fast metabolism diet community wishes everyone a Happy Father’s day and hope you have a blast.

3 Sizzling FMDC Recipes You Can Enjoy This Summer

Are you a summer bum, eagerly anticipating the summer season of the year and enjoying it to the fullest? I bet most of our fast metabolism dieters here are pretty excited to go out, bask in glory under the sun, and be caressed by the breeze. Summer is indeed a great time to do exciting outdoor activities like holding a grill party.

3 Sizzling FMDC Recipes You Can Enjoy This Summer

And because we know you’ve all been dying for some yummy, grilled recipes again this season, we’re featuring our hot and sizzling but healthy FMDC Recipes.

Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches - Phase 1

1. Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches – Phase 1

Serving: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 thick cut, bone-in pork chops (remove the fats)
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup stevia
  • ⅓ cup sea salt
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper (to taste)

For the Grilled Peach Salsa

  • 2 peaches, pitted and halved
  • 3 teaspoons stevia, divided
  • ½ cup slivered red onion
  • 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons homemade barbecue sauce
  • sea salt
  • fresh basil leaves

Instructions:

1. Rinse the pork chops, pat dry and place in a freezer bag.

2. Bring the apple cider, water, ½ cup stevia and ⅓ cup sea salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir until stevia and salt dissolves.

3. Remove from heat and add a few ice cubes to cool the brine. Allow cooling completely then add to the freezer bags with the pork chops along with the rosemary sprigs, and garlic cloves. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours up to overnight.

4. Remove the pork chops from the brine and discard the brine. Pat the pork dry with a paper towel and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
5. Preheat one side of the grill to high and one side to low heat. Grill for about 5 minutes or until nice grill marks develop and then turn to the other side and grill for another 5 minutes.
6. Turn the pork chops over and move them to the low-heat part of the grill. Cook for another 10-12 minutes or until the pork chop reaches an internal temperature of 155 degrees in the thickest part of the meat.
7. Transfer to a platter and cover with aluminum foil for about 5 minutes or until temperature reaches 160 degrees.
8. While pork chops are cooking on the low-temperature side of the grill, sprinkle the peach halves on the fleshy side of the fruit with 2 teaspoons of the stevia.
9. Grill the peaches flesh side down on the high-temperature side of the grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into slices.
10. Mix the red onions with the remaining balsamic vinegar, homemade barbecue, 1 teaspoon stevia and a pinch of sea salt. Add the sliced peaches to the red onions and gently mix.
11. Top the pork chops with the peaches and onion mix and garnish with torn basil leaves.

Grilled Romaine with Toasted Almonds and Safflower Mayonnaise - Phase 3

2. Grilled Romaine with Toasted Almonds and Safflower Mayonnaise – Phase 3

Serving : 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 Romaine Heads
  • ¼ cup almonds toasted and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • optional cashew cheese for grating

For dressing:

  • 5 anchovy filets packed in olive oil minced very finely
  • 2 tablespoons safflower mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves of garlic grated
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Preheat a gas grill to high heat. In a medium bowl add mustard, vinegar and grated garlic and whisk to combine then add mayonnaise. Whisk until thoroughly incorporated and thickened.
2. While whisking at moderate speed, slowly add droplets of olive oil until it begins to slightly thicken then continue adding it in a slow steady stream, remember to keep whisking the entire time until all of the olive oil is used.
3. Add anchovy filets and lemon juice and whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
4. Slice each romaine head in half and brush both sides with avocado oil or oil of choice and place on hot grill grates for 2-4 minutes each side or until they have nice deep dark grill marks.
5. Pour the almonds in a small skillet over medium heat and toast shaking every so often to prevent burning until they begin to become fragrant and start to turn brown.
6. Pour them onto a cutting board and coarsely chop them. Serve 1 half of a romaine head per person with dressing and toasted almonds.

Grilled Chicken Skewers - Phase 3

3. Grilled Chicken Skewers – Phase 3

Serving: 2

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb. boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cut into large cubes
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/4 c. olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh Italian parsley, plus more leaves for garnish
  • 8 skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes
  • 4 cups cubed crusty sprouted wheat bread (Note: 1 slice bread = 3/4 cup cubed)

Instructions:

1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Marinade it in tomato paste, olive oil, garlic cloves, and chopped parsley. Add chicken and toss to fully coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
2. Preheat grill to medium-high. Skewer chicken and bread. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
3. Grill, turning occasionally until chicken is cooked through and bread slightly charred, about 10 minutes. Garnish with parsley.

Fast Metabolism Diet Approved Brands for Pastas

We are aware that a lot of our fast metabolism dieters are having a hard time finding FMD-compliant brands of pasta,– the one that is healthy to eat and won’t let you suffer from the horrible symptoms of gluten sensitivity. So we have compiled this fast metabolism diet approved brands guide so that you will have an idea what to buy when you’re shopping at your local grocery store.

FMD Approved Brands for Pastas
Brown Rice Pasta – Most brown rice pasta’s texture is stickier and softer than wheat pasta, so be careful not to overcook it. You can have this on Phase 1. The brands that are recommended for brown rice pasta are Tinkyada and Lundberg.

quinoaQuinoa Pasta – Quinoa pasta are harder to find than brown rice pasta, this is due to the fact that some quinoa pasta contains corn flour, which is not allowed in the diet. But this quinoa pasta from Eden Organic is only made from quinoa, and buckwheat, which are allowed in the diet. Aside from that, they are naturally gluten-free, so it’s safe to use for people with gluten intolerance.

Sprouted Grain/Spelt Pasta – Since sprouted grain and Spelt are allowed in the diet, you can also use Sprouted Grain and Spelt pasta on Phase 1/3. You can use Essential Eating which it is made of 100% sprouted grain for spaghetti recipes.

spelt noodles

For those who prefer to eat spelt pasta, then Nature’s Legacy/Vita Spelt Noodles is the one for you. And guess what? They also sell egg noodles; all the more healthy for you to eat! You can find them in grocery stores or buy them online.

konjac noodles.

Konjac Noodles – the miraculous noodles – recently, this noodles has been making a buzz in the health and fitness industry. It’s because this noodle is made up from Konjac root, which is a soluble dietary fiber This will help slow your digestion and help you feel fuller, reducing your unhealthy cravings. Haylie announced recently that it is allowed to eat in all phases. Yes, you read it right! It is allowed to eat in ALL Phases, even the carb-free Phase 2!

Just because you’re not allowed to eat wheat or gluten food products does not mean it’s the end for you. You can still enjoy making your delicious pasta, and baking your favorite recipes by switching to healthier alternatives. Expand your horizon and see all the goodness the food can bring to your health!

Crispy and Cheesy Fish Sticks – Phase 3

Reminisce your childhood favorite finger foods and dip with this healthy version of Crispy and Cheesy Fish Sticks rich in omega-3s that’s good for your heart. Pair up with delicious safflower mayonnaise dip and a wedge of lemon for a classic touch.

Crispy and Cheesy Fish Sticks – Phase 3

Serving: 4

Ingredients:

(For Fish Sticks):

For Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup safflower mayonnaise 
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander
  • 1/2 lemon juice (from squeezed lemons)
  • pinch of sea salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Set oven to 405 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut fish into long pieces so they resemble slender fillets. You can remove the skin of the fish as well. If you have a thinner piece of white fish, it may be harder for it to stay together without the skin.
  3. Mix breadcrumbs, amaranth flakes, cashew cheese, spice seasoning, and cayenne together in a bowl.
  4. Beat eggs in another bowl.
  5. Dip fish in the egg mixture, then dip into the breadcrumbs. Place the pieces on a baking sheet or rack.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Mix all of the ingredients (for dressing) together for the dipping sauce and season with sea salt and pepper to taste.

4 Powerful Weight Loss Habits You Should Start Adapting

Whether you’re following the fast metabolism diet journey or Haylie’s other dietary and health regimen, we all have that common goal to lose weight, keep it off , be healthy, and continue living a healthy lifestyle. But sometimes we’re at a loss on what to do next after we’re done following the diet.

4 Powerful Weight Loss Habits You Should Start Adapting

Will you be able to eat all the foods that were prohibited during the diet? Can you now indulge yourself in parties and eat like there’s no tomorrow again? Can you not give up your phase-specific exercise and go back to your hectic schedule?

While the idea of going back to your normal routine sounds gratifying, we cannot help but feel anxious about going off track from the diet. It’s because we’re anxious that all of the hard work we’ve done to shed some weight off will be in vain.

How do we ensure ourselves that we’re not going back to our old, unhealthy habits once again? It’s time for you to start developing these weight loss habits!

1. Always take a breakfast within 30 minutes of waking

If you want your weight loss to keep off, you need to keep eating breakfast every day . Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gives your body the nourishment it needs in order to survive throughout the day. If you don’t eat breakfast, your body will be deprived and it will send emergency hormones to your body that can trigger withholding fat instead losing it.

The catch is, it doesn’t have to be a full breakfast. You can always switch your snacks (a piece of fruit) and breakfast. The most important thing is to fill your stomach with something healthy the moment you wake up.

2. Stop Depending on what the Scale is telling you

Most of us heavily rely on the scale to determine whether we’re losing weight or not. And the moment the scale goes up, we became beyond frustrated that we’re gaining weight. But before you go in panic and started taking drastic measures to shed those pounds again, take a moment to ponder your thoughts.

Don’t enslave yourself with what the weight scale is telling you. The numbers reflected on your scale doesn’t define what’s inside your body. Remember that you might be gaining weight (in scale) but in reality, you’ve gained more muscles and lose fats. Those muscles will enable you to burn more fats as it develops your body to become leaner.

3. Decrease Your TV time exposure

Exposing yourself to watching tv for a longer period of time not only exposes you to a risk of distractive eating but it also wreaks havoc your sleeping habits. Watching on TV’s for a longer period of time promotes sedentary lifestyle instead of using that time to exercise and keep moving.

4. Keep Drinking Water

It may sound like a broken playlist, but we wouldn’t get tired of repeating this rule. Always drink water (half of your weight in ounces) to rehydrate yourself. Drinking water helps in transporting the nutrients all over your body while it flushes the toxins out. It also keeps the balance of salt-water concentration in your body that often causes water weight.

3 Effective Tips in Maintaining Your Weight Loss

One of the biggest challenges a lot of us are facing while enjoying a new weight is how to maintain it. On the first few days or weeks, seeing the positive results of the diet gives us an ecstatic feeling. Whew finally, we’re losing weight accordingly after trying different programs! But suddenly it didn’t turned out well in the middle of the second or third week, you found your weight got stuck!

3 Effective Tips in Maintaining Your Weight Loss

Your confidence then starts to shatter and you found yourself sulking in the corner, wondering what went wrong for you to break the momentum of losing weight.

But before you wallow yourself in self-pity, you might want to reconsider reading these tips in order for you to maintain your weight loss and prevent gaining!

1. Develop a Reward System that Doesn’t involve with Food

One of the common mistakes we’re committing while losing weight is to reward ourselves with food the moment we hit our weight loss goal. While it is gratifying to treat ourselves with our favorite foods (also known as cheating days), we tend to forget about controlling our portions, hence, one of the main reasons for gaining the weight you’ve recently lose back!

Instead of rewarding yourself for a job well done with food, develop a different kind of reward system. You can reward yourself with buying and trying fitting clothes (which you were unable to do before)! Clothes are a great way in motivating yourself to continue doing the diet and lose weight! If you’re not fond of clothes, you can treat yourself to a movie, spa, or massage treatment. In this way, you will not be tempted into indulging with too much food.

If you can’t help but reward yourself with foods, at least be sure to only eat the phase-specific and healthy ones. In this way, you will not be tempted in unhealthy cravings and binge eating.

2. Stick with What Works

Have you ever find yourself losing more weight if you dance rather than doing cardio in Phase 1? Did you lose weight in eating sweet potatoes rather than eating brown rice as your source of grains? These little things are crucial to your weight loss. Try to notice what’s your body’s been telling you about your food intake. Stick to what works for a little while and drop those activities that make you uncomfortable.

3. Find a Weight Loss Buddy

It’s really challenging to lose weight if the people around you are dragging you down. When you’ve gained back your weight in the middle of the diet, the naysayers will probably attack you and discourage you in continuing your diet.

Instead of letting yourself be dragged down by the likes of them, surround yourself with a loving, and caring support group like the fast metabolism diet community. As dieters, we can relate to your frustrations totally. And because of that, we are your perfect buddy to encourage you in not giving up.

We will be here to remind you of your goals, your dreams, your desire. We will be here to encourage you in living a healthier lifestyle. We will be your accountability partner to remind you of your goal. To remind you how the fast metabolism diet works and help you determine what had gone wrong for you to lose track of losing weight.

Just like in life, you can’t expect everything to fall into places. There will be times where you’ll fall off from the weight loss wagon, met some struggles and challenges along the way, but what matters the most is your determination to pursue and finish the diet program. Remember that fast metabolism diet is a healthy lifestyle, and there’s nothing we ever wanted than to see you live a healthy life that you deserve!

4 Ways to Make Mother’s Day Celebration Extra Special

Now that Mother’s Day is fast approaching, most of our fast metabolism dieters are already thinking of special gifts and surprises for their moms. Mother’s day is the perfect time to honor the most valuable and influential woman in our life, the one who nurtures us with unending love.

4 Ways to Make Your Mother's Day Celebration Extra SpecialIt’s time for us to give back the love, tender care, and attention that our Moms showered us and what better way to make their day extra special than to prepare delectable and nutritious foods while ensuring their health and well-being?

Since the fast metabolism diet community honors respectable women and mothers, we thought out these 5 exotic yet memorable ideas that you can prepare yourself this Mother’s Day.

1. Prepare a Lovely Photo Album of Memories

albumDo you remember the times when mom showed you pictures of your childhood? It has become their habit to collect pictures as their memorabilia. They don’t want to miss out on any milestones in your life and so, they would love to document everything.

Likewise, surprise your mom by compiling an album of her pictures, starting from her childhood until parenthood. Personalize it by putting some of your insights as captions in every picture. We have no doubt your mother will get teary-eyed as she remembers the fond memories!

2. Give her a potted plant for her mini garden

Most mothers love to water and cultivate their own garden. Aside from the fact that it provides you and your family the freshest foods to eat, gardening helps ease the tensions in your body and makes you feel relaxed. Gardening is a good past time hobby your mother would love to venture!

3. Plan a weekend getaway for her

Since mother’s day fall on a weekend, this is the perfect time for your family to take a break from hectic work and finally get a good rest. Plan a perfect weekend getaway with your mother. You can take her out to watch a movie, or treat her for a salon and spa treatment.

4. Prepare a Healthy and Bountiful Brunch or Dinner

There’s nothing more fulfilling than to see your mother indulge in foods you tenderly prepared. Showcase your cooking skills or better yet cook a meal with your mom! Prepare a nutritious and mouth-watering brunch or dinner! You can check our fast metabolism diet mother’s day recipes now!

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

In this very special day, let’s commemorate the heroic sacrifices our mother made for us. Without these powerful women in our lives, we wouldn’t be where we are right now. Let us take this special moment to honor these dignified women in our lives.

3 Flavored Water Variations You can do in Fast Metabolism Diet

One of the golden rules in fast metabolism diet is to drink a lot of glasses of water. It is an essential part of our existence and survival. It replenishes our body with the necessary nutrients and promote healthy circulation while flushing off the toxins.

3 FLAVORED WATER VARIATIONS IN FAST METABOLISM DIET

However, we also acknowledge the fact that drinking lots of water may be a challenge for some of our dieters, especially those who are used to drinking hot beverages like coffee and tea. They may get bored with its bland taste and plain texture. How do we ensure to meet our daily intake?

The key to that is variation! Just like how we vary our foods when we hit a weight plateau, it’s also advisable to vary and flavor your water so that meeting your daily requirement will be an exciting agenda.

Here are some of the coolest and healthiest water variation you can drink while you’re in fast metabolism diet! These are extremely popular ways to bring your water to the next level:

1. Strawberry Basil Water (Phase 1)

waterIndulge with drinking soothing fruits in Phase 1 with Strawberry Basil water. This water is packed with strawberries to calm your adrenaline while the basil will give a richer and refreshing flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 strawberries hulled and quartered
  • ½ lemon, sliced
  • Small handful of basil, scrunched
  • Ice and cold filtered water

Instructions

  • Fill your juice pitcher to the top with ice and fruit.
  • Slightly scrunch up the basil so it releases its flavor. Cover with cold filtered water.
  • This water is best if you let the water infuse at least 1 hour and serve.

2. Chia Fruit Water (Phase 3)

raspberry lemonChia seeds are commonly used in making smoothies, but did you know that you can also add this healthy fat to your healthy drinking water? Pair it with your choice of fruit (as long as it’s allowed in Phase 3) and you now have a refreshing and fulfilling water to take for the rest of the day!

Ingredients:

  • a large bottle or jar
  • cold water
  • fruit of your choice (in compliance with Phase 3)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (for Phase 3)

Instructions:

  • Add all the ingredients to the bottle or jar and shake well.
  • Refrigerate for 10 minutes and shake again.
  • Drink within a couple of hours.

3. Strawberry-Cucumber Mint Water (Phase 1)

water2The lime, mint, and cucumber gives off a bright flavor while the mild sweetness of strawberry complimented its richer taste. This is perfect to nourish our body with cool, invigorating beverage.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 2 limes, sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  • Ice cubes
  • Water

Instructions:

In a half-gallon jar, or a 2 quart pitcher, layer the strawberries, cucumbers, lime slices, and mint leaves with the ice cubes. Fill jar or pitcher with water. Let chill for 10 minutes, and then enjoy!

Hope you gained insight thru this post on how to be creative with your water, and hope this will give you more reason to enjoy your water!

5 Powerful Low Carb Veggies to Stabilize Blood Sugar Level

While the fast metabolism diet plan is designed to keep your blood sugar from rising quickly, we cannot deny the fact that some of our dieters who are diabetics are sensitive in preparing their meal maps.

5 POWERFUL LOW CARB VEGGIES TO STABILIZE BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL

They need to double check the food they are eating (even the allowed healthy foods stated in the diet) in order to regulate their blood sugar. This imposed restriction might overwhelm our dieters from achieving their dream of losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle.

But the great news is that there is always a way to nurse your body back to health! Never get wary about preparing your delicious and healthy meals again!

These 5 powerful green low-carb veggies are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber; keeping your stomach full without spiking your blood sugar levels and gaining weight.

1. Spinach – All Phases

Spinach leaves are loaded with beta-carotene, folate, beta-carotene, vitamin K, and magnesium– these minerals can help regulate your blood sugar. You can eat it either fresh, frozen, or canned. The best thing about spinach is that it can be added to any meal.

You can add folded steamed spinach to your egg-white omelet during breakfast, pack it for your salads and sandwiches during lunch, or include it in your soup, pasta, or casserole during dinner.

2. Broccoli – Phase 1 and 2

Broccoli has low carbohydrates but it’s loaded with vitamin A, C, and K. It is also loaded with fiber and iron, keeping your body full and satisfied. You can have roasted or steamed broccoli in your platter instead of those pesky chips!

3. Cucumbers – All Phases

Cucumber has approximately 5 grams of carbohydrates and and is an excellent source of vitamin K, potassium and vitamin C. Cucumbers are perfect for re-hydrating your body. Cucumbers have cool, crisp texture that is perfect for a crunchy afternoon snack or consume it as a smoothie! Read more about the benefits of cucumbers here,

 

4. Cabbage – All Phases

Aside from vitamins K, and C, cabbage are also packed with antioxidants, manganese, fibers, and vitamin B6. It is important for balancing your body’s pH. Boiling and drinking cabbage juice can soothe your GI Tract. Cabbage is also good when fermented as it promotes healthy gut health.

5. Brussel Sprouts – Phase 3

Brussels sprouts are cruciferous veggies that are rich in vitamin A, C, fiber, and high concentrations of cancer-fighting glucosinates. It possesses high alkaline content that is needed to fight off cancer cells, burn fats, and enhance your metabolism.

Lose Weight by Removing Distractions While You Eat

Sometimes we wonder why we still gain weight even though we eat healthy food and exercise regularly. Maybe it isn’t the food that we eat that triggers weight gain, maybe it’s how we eat. Small things can make great changes to our body.

Lose Weight by Removing Distractions While You Eat

Mindless Eating – We do this every time we are distracted when we’re eating our meals. Mindless eating often leads us to consume more food. Thus, it can be a stumbling block to our effort in losing weight.

If we are conscious of what we are eating and go about to planning our diets, we should also consider where and how we eat. This generally means, avoiding loud or distracting noises during meals and emphasis should be made on this.

Studies on mindless eating/distracted eating and focusing on the sound made while eating has been a research topic for quite some time now. According to researchers from Brigham Young University and Colorado State University, turning off the T.V. during dinner or eating your lunch at a quiet place is actually good for you. The sound you make and hear during eating actually has effects on how much you eat and the calories you consume during meals.

When you mask the sound of consumption, like when you watch TV while eating, you take away one of those senses and it may cause you to eat more than you would normally. The effects many not seem huge–one less pretzel–but over the course of a week, month, or year, it could really add up.

This is called “Crunch Effect.” The more conscious you are of the sound your food makes while eating, the more you reduce how much you eat. This is according to Gina Mohr and Ryan Elder, assistant professors at BYU. You could actually decrease your calorie intake as much as 25%.

Avoid multi-tasking when you’re eating. It can lead you to eat at a faster pace and feel less satisfied, which may, in turn, lead you to make poor food choices.

How to start eating with FOCUS

  1. Plan your meal the night ahead so you won’t rush when you wake up. Ensure that you have enough time that would enable you to eat your breakfast at your table rather than in the car or on your way to work.
  2. Eat your lunch outside the office, preferably in a nearby park if the weather is great. Listening to the sound of nature than the noise of your computer is more beneficial for you.
  3. Eating dinner together with your family also allows you to eat healthier meals and consuming fewer useless calories.

The heart of the matter is satisfaction: focusing on what you eat leads to satisfaction, which in this case means being “full”; satisfaction, in turn, leads to lesser food intake hence losing weight.

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