1. No microwave ovens! It is advisable to cook food on a gas stove or open fire. Regularly practice cooking, blanching, using steam, stewing, fermenting, and sautéing foods are the healthiest cooking methods.
2. Each product has its own consumption time. In the morning, instead of fruits and sandwiches, give preference to protein foods – oatmeal with soy milk, cottage cheese or yogurt. Well-known nutritionist Pierre Dukan advises to add fiber to dishes in the morning. And at lunchtime, for example, the Swiss nutritionist Olivier Burken suggests cooking rice, potato or pasta dishes dressed with different sauces. For an afternoon snack, instead of coffee, prepare fruits or a handful of nuts, which are important to consume before 17.00.
For dinner, it is better to cook fish, squid, steamed shrimp or Asian-style seafood.
3. Eat only when you feel hungry. And most importantly, chew your food thoroughly – at least twenty times each bite.
4. Do not eat on the go, even if you are in a hurry. Things will not go anywhere, but the calories set aside by the body, into which a hastily eaten lunch will turn into, will find themselves a safe haven on the sides or waist.
5. Do not eat in front of the TV screen, computer or read while eating. The brain, busy with “digesting” the information received, cannot receive a signal from the stomach about saturation in time. Therefore, you will eat one hundred percent more than you need.
6. For food to be enjoyable, you need to learn how to cook. And to cook without wasting a lot of time, you need simple dishes. There is enough information on the Internet on this subject. Personally, I like to use the ideas of British chef and TV host Jamie Oliver and his show “Meals in 15 Minutes”. There is also a book of the same name with simple recipes.