Losing weight should not be associated with feeling hungry or skipping meals. Even if you are on a mission to lose a few pounds, lunch should still be an important part of your menu. Here are 4 ways to eat lunch and still lose weight.
1. Go big – Try making lunch the biggest meal of the day, instead of eating large portions for dinner. Have lunch about 2 to 3 hours after your breakfast or snack, as it will allow you to have enough time by the end of the day to burn calories, but will also keep you full so you do not overeat later on.
2. Opt for fibrous fillers – Instead of carbs which will make you feel heavy, opt for foods that have high levels of filling fiber, such as veggies and whole grains. They take more time to digest, which means that you will feel full longer.
3. Protein is your friend – In order to keep your energy level high, eat protein. As women need about 50 grams of protein daily, make sure to have at least 20 to 30 grams during lunch. You will feel more alert and will not need a sweet treat in the afternoon.
4. Drink water – Keep in mind to drink plenty of water during the day, instead of juice or soda. It will help your stomach feel full without affecting your waistline.
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