3 habits for better weight management
Sometimes just the advice "diet and exercise" on its own isn't enough to promote effective weight management. In fact, there are a lot of little habitual details in our daily lives that can contribute to being overweight. To start reversing their effects, here are three healthier habits you can apply to your lifestyle:
- Chew slower. When it comes to weight management, sometimes the way you eat has an effect over how your body absorbs food. Research by the University of Rhode Island shows that chewing slower can help improve weight loss efforts by giving your brain more time to adjust to the leptin and ghrelin levels, or hunger hormone levels, of your body, which helps you feel satiated. You're less likely to overeat if you savor the food on your plate a bit longer.
- Make each meal count. Instead of letting your diet be ruled by when hunger strikes, give your body what it needs when it needs it. In other words, eat consistent meals that are rich in nutrients and will boost your overall health. You should avoid eating empty calories, or foods that offer you no nutrients. When looking for meals, find foods that have multiple health benefits, like seaweed.
- Eat a better breakfast. For more effective weight management, start your day off right with a filling, nutritious breakfast. For instance, cooking with seaweed is one way to achieve this kind of balanced breakfast. According to research by the Centre for Food Innovation at Sheffield Hallam University, overweight men who consumed Seagreens seaweed in their breakfast ate 179 fewer calories throughout the day. Research has shown that consuming 100 fewer calories per day can improve weight loss.
To help boost the effect of your weight management efforts, try cooking with Seagreens Culinary Ingredient. Every Seagreens product contains all the minerals, micronutrients, trace elements and vitamins that can be found in all-natural, organic seaweed. Seagreens organic wild wrack seaweeds are produced to the company's award-winning proprietary standard (patents pending) among Scotland's remote Western Islands in pristine Grade A waters. All Seagreens products are organic, kosher and certified free from allergens and contaminants.