- Reduce sugar. Sugar is bad for you. You know that. Too much sugar affects your blood sugar levels, brain chemistry and your teeth. It gives you a false energy buzz and then a horrible come down. It can also lead to weight gain. Cut sugar from your hot drinks and avoid fizzy drinks. Don’t add any extra sugar to your foods and swap sugary snacks for naturally sweet treats such as fruit.
- Swap your carbs. Carbs aren’t bad for you. They are essential to your diet so don’t try to cut them out. You should, however, try to swap white bread, rice and pasta for brown versions. These provide slow release carbs, which means they release energy slowly, keeping you full and energetic for longer.
- Eat small meals more often. Instead of having 3 large meals a day, try to have 5 smaller meals. If we eat more often we’re less likely to snack or binge late at night. We’re also less likely to overfill our plates.