Opinions may be divided about it. But sugar is seen by many as one of the biggest addictions at the moment. It would be as addictive as cocaine. Whether this is true or not, we’ll leave it at that. But what we do want to talk about is how we can control our binge eating habits.
According to David A Kessler, the author of ‘The End of Overeating’, many of us have become addicted to food that contains a lot of sugar, fat and salt. And as any addiction does, it only increases our need for food that is full of junk.
If you want to lose weight and/or adopt a healthier lifestyle, you are often told to stop eating too much sugar, fat and salt. However, it is often left to you to find healthy substitutes. And as Michael Pollan says in ‘In Defense of Food’, scientists and media make this issue so complicated that the average person can’t make sense of it. This confusion often imprisons us in an unhealthy body.
But fortunately, we have compiled a list of nutritious foods especially for you, that will make you feel satisfied for longer. They are also easy to find in any supermarket around the corner. After all this tasty and healthy food, you won’t even have trouble leaving that one deep-fried snack at your next party.
A banana is the perfect snack. They are healthy and even boost our concentration. They are reasonably cheap and available all year round. Bananas would also promote heart function. The large amount of potassium ensures that electrical signals continue to be sent through your body. In addition, bananas contain a lot of vitamin B6 and are also rich in fibre.
Extra tip: Delicious in a breakfast smoothie!
Eggs are actually a superfood. They are packed full of nutrients, vitamins and health benefits. Including protein, and protein makes you feel satisfied for a long time!
Among the nuts, almonds are a popular variety. They can be eaten raw or roasted and are full of vitamin E, magnesium and unsaturated fats.
Almonds are also a good option when you want to lose weight. This is because 10 to 15% of fat is not absorbed by the body. As a result, fewer calories are consumed. And because they are rich in protein and fibre, you are more likely to feel satisfied. So you are also less likely to feel the need to eat unhealthy things!
Although a whole avocado contains about 322 calories, it helps you lose weight quickly and healthily. They reduce your appetite. Accelerate your metabolism. And they can prevent (free) eating binges. This is because avocados are full of healthy fats and fibres.
Avocados are not only delicious in a salad, you can also spread them on your bread or even put them in your smoothie!
This is good news, guys! Peanut butter is healthy! A lot of people take the jar of peanut butter out of their pantry when they start a diet. Because peanut butter is fat, and not good for you weight. But nothing could be further from the truth!
It is true that peanut butter contains a lot of fatty acids. But these are largely unsaturated fatty acids that make your body burn body fat more efficiently. So you don’t build up extra body fat. However, it is wise to go for a biological option, without added sugars and salt.
Of course we don’t say you should go on a “peanut butter diet”, but a wholemeal peanut butter sandwich every day is no problem at all!
Extra tip: Also very tasty on a rice waffle or a spoon through your smoothie.
Oatmeal: tasty, cheap, easy and versatile!
Because oatmeal contains so much soluble fibre, it creates a kind of sponge effect and keeps the stomach ‘full’ for a long time. In addition, the carbohydrates in oatmeal are slowly absorbed. As a result, there is no rapid peak in blood glucose levels and the energy is slowly released to the blood. The perfect breakfast when you want to get through meetings without a grunting stomach.
Do you know that famous English saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? There is a reason for that, of course, because the apple has all kinds of health benefits. For example, they are full of vitamin C and fibre.
Adding an apple to your daily snack doesn’t just make sure you get enough fruit and vegetables. The fibres also make you feel satisfied. So you don’t have to get jealous when your colleague brings out all kinds of unhealthy snacks filled with sugar at the office meetup!