After the excess that sometimes comes with birthdays, weddings or end of year parties, everyone promises to be more careful and wants to lose extra pounds. Too often, our eyes are on the scale, our weight yo-yoes. Indeed, we tend to compensate the worries of everyday life by eating dishes rich in fat and sugar; and on the other hand, we sometimes deprive ourselves by skipping meals. These tips from Jean-Guy de Gabriac, founder of TIP TOUCH will help you develop your appetite for knowledge about nutrition.
BEAUTY FORUM France, comments collected by Anne-Sophie GAMELIN
“Do not be alone, surround yourself with the best”
Nowadays, everyone has an opinion on nutrition. There are so many diets and so many meal replacements available at the local pharmacy, that your best strategy is to get the info from competent people close to you.
The first step is to make an appointment with the best nutritionist or dietician in your city, to get advice on your eating habits and your ideal weight goal. Do the same with fitness clubs, yoga or Pilates in your neighborhood, see what types of courses are offered and those whose warm atmosphere and professionalism suit you best.
The next step is to become vigilant about the nature of the foods you choose and the size of the servings you eat. Better choose fresh ingredients, rather than industrially prepared dishes with high levels of fat, salt and sugar. Today’s consumer society makes those choices so easy that can be harmful over time.
Just remember that your stomach is a pocket whose natural size is that of your fist, with a capacity of about 0.5 liters empty and up to 4 liters. Instead of increasing the size of your stomach, it’s better to choose to fill it with lentils, quinoa, bulgur, fresh vegetables. There you will find proteins more easily assimilated than meat. Also remember to chew longer and swallow well, because your stomach does not have teeth, and your feeling of fullness will come faster the longer you chew.
Soon, we’ll publish part 2 of this article on our Wellness Blog !