Does snacking between meals really prevent weight loss?
Snacking, is it really our streak's worst enemy? Are daytime snacks necessarily forbidden as part of a diet? Psychological Nutritionist Florence de Le Roux discusses these insights received.
Bad snacks (really)?
If there is one belief in food, it is the belief in nibbling, which (presumably) we should stay away from our daily lives.
Not only do we think we shouldn't eat between meals, it's almost forbidden to get hungry between meals... To avoid cravings, we tend to eat (a lot) during common meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The simple fact of thinking strongly "I stop snacking, I don't want to go hungry in the morning or afternoon, to avoid the temptation to snack" leads to an increase in the amounts eaten during the meal! As a result, we often leave the table eating a lot, and the body will store these many extra calories ...
What if we split our food?
Dividing your diet is interesting because the body needs fuel throughout the day. As a guide, we all know from time to time (see daily) a crash in the morning (which corresponds to hypoglycemia), or at the end of the day, when you come back from work.
During the day, when we work behind a computer for example, the brain is tempted, but the body is much smaller and we tend to listen to it less, reconnecting with our body especially at mealtimes. Ainsi, si on n'écoute pas son corps, qui n'est pas trop sollicité durant la journée, on est pas (ou peu) attentive à ses besoins, aux signaux qu'il peut envoyer, surtout lorsque le cerveau est toutpris another thing.
To avoid contacting your body only at mealtimes, listen to yourself, and regularly ask yourself the question during the day "How do I feel?" . You will then be able to perceive a pump stroke, low energy at the end of the morning, and hypoglycemia at the end of the day. Things that translate differently depending on the person ( gurgling in the stomach, decreased focus on a file, dizziness in the head during a meeting, etc.). The problem is that because you don't listen to your body, you are used to these little inconveniences, which happen at certain times of the day. We're used to it, and we don't care about it anymore,
If your body needs and needs fuel, it is important that you supply it with sugar, not just sugar! The perfect answer? Raw fruit, or cooked in the form of a compote, a handful of dried fruits. The sugar will be absorbed very quickly when the pump is actually there. At the same time, it provides fiber, vitamins and minerals necessary for the proper functioning of the body.
You do not have the possibility to eat fruit in case of a drop in energy during the day? In this case, take a cake, it is better than nothing ... But be careful, we limit ourselves to one cake, and do not fall into the whole package.
No, the snack is not the number one enemy of the line!
Anticipating a snack in the morning or at the end of the afternoon makes it possible to reduce portions at mealtimes.
If the body is screaming for fuel, and we don't give it to it, we risk not listening to ourselves at the next meal. In fact, we will manage to eat while we are very hungry, with a crazy desire to throw ourselves on something important for dinner for example. So we choose stop foods like macaroni and cheese instead of vegetables.
This is why it is important to listen to the physiological and emotional needs of the body.
We may not feel hungry, but we want to eat (mostly in the afternoon). This "craving to eat" can be linked to an emotional need, a need for pleasure, and a need for comfort. Here again, contrary to what we often think, it is good to listen to yourself, not to suppress this need for enjoyment.
For example, the body may not need fuel, but you crave chocolate (bored, angry, upset, tired from your day...). Do not hesitate and eat a square of chocolate: the more you allow yourself to eat, the more likely you are to limit the quantities!
It is fighting this craving that will lead to feelings of guilt, and who will lead to overindulgence… A vicious cycle, therefore, can be easily controlled, by allowing yourself some pleasure, in full awareness.
Accept that at the end of the day we accumulate fatigue and different feelings, and welcome your desires with kindness, and know that they are often exacerbated by hunger!
The trick: Have a snack before you leave the office (a handful of almonds, hazelnuts, a piece of fruit, etc.). This way, when you get home, you reduce the risk of jumping on the first thing you encounter when opening the refrigerator.