Losing Weight When You’re Always Hangry

So this is something we all have struggled with, we are desperate to lose weight, even the thought of a diet plan that promises weight loss can brighten up our eyes and make us optimistic about our obese self. Yes, this has happened to everyone of us but for me things were a tad bit different for I wanted to lose weight but was always hungry and angry. I don’t know, what resulted to what; whether my hunger was triggered by my anger or I was angry because I was hungry? All I knew was that the two got on like a house on fire. Every time, I would initiate a doable diet  plan, I would end up breaking the promise, in  just minutes. So I searched the internet for my condition and found help that actually worked. I would like to share some of the tips that worked for my hunger and anger.

Your’s Truly, Fiber.

Yes, fiber is something that plays a key role in weight loss and for good reasons. For people like me this was a life saver; foods rich in fiber tend to make you feel full and take time to be fully chewed and swallowed. Before you’ve even finished your fiber rich food your brain will be tricked to believing that your stomach is full.Although, fiber itself doesn’t burn any fats but this very property to make people feel full before they start stuffing their face with all the calories.  Fruits and vegetables which can be categorized as plant foods, berries and whole grains are all rich in fiber but the power is mainly stored in seeds or skin. Every time I would feel this irresistible urge to eat something, I’d grab an apple and munch on it and I lost 4 pounds in just a week.

Don’t Feed Your Anger:

Yes, I was angry and the only thing that would appease me was sugar and calorie stuffed food; looking into the fridge in hopes of finding cake and ice cream was more like a everyday ritual to me. Then I realized that I was just feeding my anger and it is doing me no good. I found alternatives to these sweet tooth cravings(yes, it wasn’t just a PMS thing) in plain yogurt and fresh fruit, a small portion of dark chocolate, a pretzel once a week, or smoothie if the urge was too strong.

Also, to get my anger under control, my dietitian asked me to stay away from processed foods, while shifting to fermented foods and drinks along with increased percentage of water and leafy greens in my diet. Albeit these changes my mood would still swiftly swing from normal to berserk so I was suggested to meditate and work out. The dietary and lifestyle changes also improved my sleeping cycle. Result? I wasn’t always overthinking or getting angry about one thing or the other.

Quick Tip: If you feel helpless when surrounded with tasty treats then just ask yourself is it really worth it or treat yourself with a bite or two for leaving a box full of cupcakes.

I’d Rather Eat:

I was given alternatives to satisfy the insatiable lust to eat. So every time my huger pangs would get out of control I would choose smoothies, whole wheat pasta with veggies to add flavor, casseroles, salad bowls, popcorn, sunflower seeds, soup, or the best of all–smoothies! This was hard for me, initially, but eventually I was much calmer and yes, not always hungry.

However, if you’re often on the verge of screaming and then eating a big bowl of ice cream then it’s best you consult medical help and find out if there is nothing wrong with your physical or mental state that triggers an emotional outburst and you only find comfort in eating. You should work towards identifying the reason of your problem before experimenting with multiple diet plans. I lost an incredible amount of weight as soon as I took control of things in the right manner and before it was too late.

Author Bio:

Sheerin Jafri is a passionate blogger who loves to write on disciplines such as health care and lifestyle. She is a featured author at various blogs and a staff writer at Centracare.org, a Tampa urgent care provider.

Becoming Better Every Day with Yoga

Yoga has been in the psyche and practice in Indian culture from time immemorial. It has been in the forefront of fitness essentials for decades and centuries. Not only has the art of yoga evolved over the years, but has also made room for improvisations off late. It is quite common to see that people are making a beeline for the ancient art again- especially in urban metros. Yoga has evolved from an all compassing practice to a more objective practice. Without having to do all the asanas and pranayamas, people are choosing exercises which provide them with the most effective results within a short amount of time.

The mantra of yoga is to better oneself each day. One nurtures both psychological and mental aspects of themselves through intensive practice of yoga. Regularity and dedication are two key components of attaining benefits from yoga. That is why it is a continual road to self-improvement. It is quite a common scenario that people don’t’ have the dedication to continue yoga for long. What is needed is the proper motivation and drive to continue the pursuit of yoga. One does need the help and consultation of yoga teachers to keep themselves motivated and in top condition.

The yoga teachers are well trained individuals who are groomed to be excellent consultants. Groomed in oratory and other life skills, yoga consultants help individuals in keeping fit. While yoga trainers have become common in urban cities, it was not the case even a few years ago. It is due to the impact of ashtanga yoga teacher training in India, that we are experiencing and influx of quality yoga instructors nowadays. People from diverse demographic background are taking up yoga consultancy as a viable mean of income and for good reasons. The career option has proved to be a viable mode of lucrative income generation.

There is something that one needs to look into while hiring a professional yoga trainer. Proper certifications is a must to practice as a professional yoga consultant. The centers for ashtanga yoga teacher training in India provide the pupils at their centers with valid certificates. Upon successful completion of their training people are endowed with the certificates. To get the best results out of yoga, proper consultation is required and only the tested consultants can provide that very impetus. To sum up it is true to say that with dedication and the proper consultation, one can expect decent results from their yoga practice.