Dieting is NOT Practical. It’s not supposed to be. That’s what makes it a diet.
For those of you who are on a diet of some sort, remember what you are doing is temporary. Don’t forget that.
Weight loss is very impractical, but you have to remember this won’t last forever. The worse feeling ever is going to bed hungry.
If this keeps happening to you, I would suggest Intermittent Fasting (IF). This is a fancy term for skipping a meal or multiple meals with the understanding that you will make up those calories later in the day.
For example. My “magic number” when dieting (a calculated daily caloric goal based on my height and weight for weight loss) is 1,800 calories a day. If I eat three meals a day, that averages about 600 calories per meal.
If I were to introduce fasting to my diet, I could skip breakfast and take those 1,800 calories and spread them out over two meals. Now my meals come out to be 900 calories each!
There are many benefits to this both psychologically and physiologically.
Physiologically, you will give your gut some rest from digesting food all the time. You will find yourself more alert while helping normalize blood sugar.
Psychologically, you will feel fuller since your portion sizes are more significant. You won’t feel deprived as often after meals.
This technique has proven the most successful in keeping individuals on a diet much longer than those who didn’t practice Intermittent Fasting. Give us a try and let us know what you think!