Drink More “WATER”
Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. It also removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by filling up your tummy if consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger (hello natural appetite suppressant!), raises your metabolism and has zero calories! As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!
Cook at home and plan your daily calorie intake
Homemade meals usually supply fewer calories, fats, sugars and sodium than most fast foods. Preparing healthy meals at home can support your immune system and reduce the risk of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes. It can give you more energy, improve how you sleep at night, and help you better manage health problems.
With your busy life, you might find it easier and faster to grab fast food on your way home from work. But this convenience comes at a price. Research has shown that homemade meals tend to be healthier than takeaway.
Reduce Sugar based Drinks and Food
Eating a lot of refined, added sugars can lead to headaches, low energy levels, and inflammation. Cutting sugar out of your diet will likely decrease inflammation, boost your energy levels, and improve your ability to focus.
Eat more Fruits and Vegetables
A diet high in fruit and vegetables can help protect you against cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Fruits and vegetables contain important vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals. They also contain fibre. There are many varieties of fruit and vegetables available and many ways to prepare, cook and serve them.
Eat five kinds of vegetable and two kinds of fruit every day for good health.
Healthiest Fruits for People With Diabetes
- Blackberries. One cup of raw berries has 62 calories, 14 grams of carbohydrates, and 7.6 grams of fiber.
- Strawberries. One cup of whole strawberries has 46 calories, 11 grams of carbohydrates, and 3 grams of fiber.
Stop craving with the help of Exercise
Researchers discovered it seems to come down to two hormones in your body: When you exercise, a hormone called ghrelin, which is responsible for making you feel hungry, decreases, and at the same time, your body’s levels of a hormone called peptide YY increase, and that actually suppresses your appetite.
Exercise can help regulate food consumption. Evidence has shown that regular physical activity can increase prefrontal brain function and improve cognition. These exercise-induced increases in prefrontal brain function and cognition makes it easier to regulate or limit our consumption of junk foods.