You tend to overeat, which is very common in our society. As published in the Journal of Nutrition, Education, and Behavior, the amount of food we consume is proportional to the amount of food we get served. Unfortunately, the portions in restaurants and the size of products in supermarkets have both grown tremendously over the years. Super size, anyone?
Your Eating Habits
Despite the amount of food that you consume, your diet is most likely not nutritionally balanced and does not meet your daily values of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. There is commonly a link between satiety and health - foods rich in fiber and that tend to fill you up quickly are usually better than foods that you can eat a lot of.
Calorie counting and food journals are an effective method against overeating. They help you understand where your calories come from, and which foods you should be careful with. To find out how many calories you should be eating, try our Burn Meter. Also, it's a good idea to add some exercise to your daily routine. This will not only increase your calorie allowance, but it will improve your health and make you feel great!
We are excited to hear that you recently gave birth, and regardless if this is your first time or not, we would like to assist you in those exciting moments that are ahead of you. Most women cannot wait to lose weight after the birth. Luckily, if you are breastfeeding, the weight will come off much easier than at any other time in your life. Breastfeeding uses even more calories than pregnancy itself -- around 500 calories per day, as opposed to 300 during pregnancy. And even if you are not breastfeeding, your new baby will keep you active and help you return to your normal weight.
Now that you have a baby, preparing three meals a day can be a luxury, and your new lifestyle is more likely to involve grabbing some food between sessions of feeding and playing with your infant. Even though eating smaller meals throughout the day is optimal for keeping your metabolism working at its best, it is quite easy to overeat and fail to lose weight. This makes the management of portion sizes very important, which can be done with the help of food journals.