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.
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.