What Is Volume Eating
If you are a volume eater, you may damage all your efforts to lose weight fast. Nevertheless, you may be a volume eater and not even realize that you are a volume eater. How do I know if I am a volume eater? If you ask yourself a few easy questions you can determine if you are a volume eater and have the associated issues that will prevent your efforts to lose weight fast. Is your appetite large? Do you typically eat a second portion? As a rule, do you eat until you feel full? Do you have three large meals every day and eat a snack between meals? When you do have diet food on your plate, do you eat more thinking it is okay because it is not fattening? If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, you display signs of volume eating and may have a difficult time when you attempt to lose weight fast.
In your efforts to lose weight fast and break volume your eating habits, you may find it helpful to keep a journal of what you have eaten. Whenever you eat anything, you should make a note of it in journal; included in your note should be number of portions, calorie and fat totals. This knowledge can be helpful in determining the main calorie sources in your diet. Often, the foods on your list will contain foods that have a large fat content such as whole milk, fried foods, cookies and other snack foods, and fast food. Using your journal of what you have eaten will help you in your efforts to lessen your portions and your efforts to lose weight fast.
To help you in avoiding the dangers of volume eating habits you would be wise to pre-fill your stomach 5-30 minutes prior to eating your meal. Healthful, low calorie soup or a side salad with low calorie dressing or no dressing at all can be a helpful way to pre-fill yourself. Another, possibly even better way to pre-fill yourself is drinking a glass of water before your meal. Additionally, you mind find that you are less hungry during the day and find greater satisfaction from less food if you drink 6 to 8 glasses of water each day. People often mistake dehydration for hunger and reach for food when their body actually needs water. Try drinking a glass of water the next time you think you feel hungry and see if it relieves your hunger. You should be aware that bottled flavored water or bottled iced tea often contain 100 calories or more per serving. These calories come in the form of high fructose corn syrup which the body will rapidly convert to fat if not needed for immediate energy needs.
It is widely believed that you may eat bigger servings if you fill your plate with diet food. If you are trying to lose weight fast, you need to avoid this type of thinking. If you start to overeat, the calorie total will build quickly, regardless of whether or not the foods you are eating are low or fat free foods. Lots of so called fat free foods are loaded with sugar. If this sugar is not needed by the body to fulfill energy demand when eaten it will be converted to fat. Studies have shown that people that keep track of calories eaten typically reduce their weight two times as quickly as those that eat as much as they desire of low fat carbohydrates and diet foods.
Efforts to lose weight fast will boosted with regular exercise sessions. Not only will exercising regularly will help the body to build lean muscle mass, it will cause the body to burn more calories as the body’s basal metabolic rate is raised whenever your activity physical increases. You should make an effort to burn at least 1800-2000 calories each week through exercise.
You can defeat volume eating habits by using these guidelines. Do not feel the need to make all the changes at one time or expect tremendous results immediately. Start slowly and implement changes one at a time
Volume eating habits can be defeated with the help of these guidelines. It is not necessary to implement all changes at once; nor should a person expect miraculous results overnight. By starting slowly and gradually implementing each guideline weight loss success will be achieved by the persistent volume eaters as they defeat their volume eating habits.