One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to start eating healthy.
No more fast food, eat more salads. No chocolate or candy, eat more fruits and vegetables. No more soda, drink more water. These are very common rules for “eat well” diets.
However, cravings are the biggest enemy. The human body needs sugars and carbohydrates. You cannot simply cut these important ingredients out of your diet. Low-carb diets, which are different than no-carb diets, can be helpful if your goal is weight loss. It’s actually unhealthy to eliminate all carbs from your diet because it may cause other complications in the future.
A simple rule can help. Try to eat most of your carbohydrates in the morning meals, breakfast and lunch, so your system has the rest of the day to breakdown the carbs. Avoid heavy meals for dinner and late snacks.
If your main problem is craving between meals, an appetite suppressant may help.
Snacks are also an important part of a healthy diet. No more candy or chips. Switch to nuts, the healthiest snack. Peanuts, cashews, almonds, pecans or walnuts. Choose your favorite and make sure to keep your healthy snack in small quantities as nuts are healthy but packed with calories.