<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=862039440547564&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Posted By Judi Samuels, M.A. on Oct 21, 2017 6:01:00 PM

As a nutritionist, so often, people ask me why they always feel hungry, even though they tell me they “eat healthy.” That is always a complicated question to answer and the right response is not usually the same for everyone. There are so many variables, but there are some universal truths that anyone can apply to their own habits.

GettyImages-516146348.jpg

Here are five:

 GettyImages-509801166.jpg

1. You eat the right foods at the wrong time.

FIX IT! Plan a predictable eating pattern and eat every 3-4 hours.

You know the right foods, but due to work and family scheduling, it’s hard to time your meals. Eating is not a moral or ethical issue. It’s human to need to eat, so fueling your body without judgment is OK. Plan ahead, be prepared and take the time to enjoy your food.

 

GettyImages-641621050.jpg

2. You eat breakfast, just not the right kind.

FIX IT! Combine protein and carbs and limit simple sugars.

Eating a starchy, carb-heavy breakfast of cereal and fruit can leave you feeling lethargic, and eventually more hungry later in the day. Add high quality protein such as eggs or egg whites, or a vegan protein powder in a smoothie to your breakfast and you’ll feel satisfied longer.

 GettyImages-544598354.jpg

3. Your nutrition is flawless, but flavorless.

FIX IT! Use herbs and spices and combine creamy, crunchy and chewy textures.

“Diet” is a bad four-letter word, and one of the reasons is because people perceive dieting as boring and restrictive. No matter what you eat, you can enhance the flavor and palatability of anything with seasoning. Vary your food choices by combining textures, such as gluten-free granola on top of creamy cashew yogurt with blueberries. Lots of flavor and all your macronutrients!

 GettyImages-481998336.jpg

4. You stockpile your calories.

FIX IT! Frontload calories early in the day, eating a complete breakfast and lunch.

The biggest mistake I see in my practice is clients attempting to lose weight by eliminating calories early in the day to reduce total calories consumed. Unfortunately, what I see that leading to is making up for the deficit in meeting your daily caloric needs by craving snacks in the evening. The loss of sufficient calories in the day will make you feel tired and hungry later. Go to sleep and vow to eat better the next day!

 GettyImages-515713026.jpg

5. You drink your meals.

FIX IT! Chewing releases hormones that signal fullness. Solid food is digested more slowly and cuts cravings later.

We all love our smoothies, but if you’re someone who needs to chew to feel satisfied, please find those healthy options that fit your needs! Save your smoothie for later in the day, after your workout or as an afternoon snack.

 

ONE FINAL TIP: If you find that cravings are a constant problem, check your sleep hygiene! Sleep increases the levels of the appetite-suppressant hormone, leptin, and aids in weight control. Make sure you’re getting at least 7-8 hours sleep on a regular basis.

Want to talk to a Nutritionist? 

TRY US FREE!

- - - - - 

Like what you see here, subscribe to our blog or follow us on social media!  @sportandhealth #AmpItUp 

SUBSCRIBE!

 

 

Check Out These Super Yummy Recipes! 

Top 10 Nutrition Tips To Lose Weight

Healthy Eats: Zucchini Bread

Blast Belly Fat With These 7 Superfoods

ON-THE-GO SUMMER PICNIC RECIPES

SWEET TREATS TO STAY COOL

5 FALL SOUP-ER FOODS

 

What Our Clients Say

During all of my interactions, the staff has been friendly and helpful!

Chris E.

What a great gym! Chang Yi and his staff are exceptional. I have been a member of this gym for over 10 years, you can definitely see a lot of new equipment, new staff, and new positive energy.

Funk J.

I am beyond satisfied with the service I have received, the excellent new equipment, and the results I have achieved in such a small amount of time. During the past month I lost weight and dropped one dress size.

J L.

There is a wide variety of machines and fitness tools to use throughout the facility and every time I have been in to workout it has been completely spotless. Looking forward to continuing to meet my fitness goals with this great company.

Nicholas G.

This is a great gym with more than everything one needs in a gym! The equipment is good and the cardio area is bright and energetic. There is ample room for free weights and stretching. I have found the classes to all be excellent with very good instructors. And, an added bonus is free, available parking.

Diane C.

This is a great place to work out and get fit! I've workout out here a couple of times and you are greeted with a smile the moment you arrive at the club! All the staff members are very helpful!

Orvel D.

The staff is friendly and helpful. The GM was great and helped me with my membership. overall, it's a great place to work out.

Tim M.

Sport&Health is where I began my fitness journey over a year ago. Ever since joining I have felt 100% at home every time I walked through the front door. The staff, trainers, and management have been nothing but uplifting and accommodating and the renovations have only made the gym better.

Carly M.

I would highly recommend this gym to anyone who is searching for a family,friendly atmosphere. You won't regret!

Sau F.

The staff is so friendly and accommodating, and the gym is awesome. So clean with a wide range of equipment. Totally recommend!

Kara S.

Excellent gym. Awesome classes as well as weight rooms and plenty of aerobic machines. Staff is exceptional.

Holly M.

In love with the gym. Adorable environment, lovely and friendly staff that I have a big respect! Everything is organized and always cleaned!! Also great and professional trainers who are always ready to help you. Awesome place for family and friends. I enjoy every moment when I am there.

Lilo M.

Sport n health is my happy place! It's like my second home. The staff is friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and helpful. The upgrades to the equipment have been awesome and made my workouts fun and challenging. The vibe at sport n health is awesome. As a woman I feel comfortable and accepted and always am excited to walk into the club!

Christin P.

Super-dedicated instructors, trainers, and staff!

Ashley N.

Administration and staff are so helpful and willing to talk to you and give you the time of day. Knowledgable and friendly!

Lanier M.

  • © 2017 Sport&Health