This Daily Habit Could Be the Difference in Losing Weight

This Daily Habit Could Be the Difference in Losing Weight

Losing weight can be a life-long challenge for many women and often success can come down to a few lifestyle choices and decisions you make. Here is one daily habit that you can make right now to help you lose weight and keep it off.

Make A Decision On What You’re Having For Lunch Immediately After Breakfast!

The key to losing weight is to have a plan and stick to it. Plan your weekly exercise schedule and plan your meals in advance to avoid grabbing the first junk food you see in your pantry or stopping by a convenience store and grabbing that unhealthy junk snack.

The key message here is don’t wait until you are hungry before deciding what to eat as this will lead to poor choices to satisfy your hunger.

Research

New research conducted by the University of Pennsylvania and published in the Journal of Marketing Research –  has found that by performing one positive daily habit of planning your lunch immediately after breakfast can significantly cut calories on a daily basis and result in long term weight loss.

This Daily Habit That Could Be the Difference in Losing Weight

What the Research Involved

Researchers investigated the lunchtime habits of more than 900 workers and university students who were regularly purchasing lunch from on-site canteens.

These researchers discovered that lunchtime habits were significantly impacted by the times in which lunches were ordered and/or planned in advance.

What the Research Discovered

Planning lunch in advance when feeling satiated and full from breakfast allowed more mindful food decisions to be made. Preparing food in advance and taking a healthy packed lunch each day may help you meet your weight loss goals.

The longer participants waited after breakfast to order their lunch, the higher the number of calories ordered at lunchtime.

Waiting just an hour before ordering lunch rather than buying impulsively cut as many as 40 calories off a lunch order, while planning lunch immediately after breakfast cut up to 240 calories

The act of planning allowed for more considered choices and a tendency to make healthier choices.

If you plan your lunch you will be less likely to eat lunch at your desk or make frequent trips to food courts.

Summary

Breakfast has long been stated as the most important meal of the day and for good reason. But all too often the snacks and meals consumed following breakfast is what is making it very difficult for many people to lose weight.

PregActive takes a realistic approach to monitoring your caloric intake and does not require endless counting of points, weighing food or analysing every food label. This is because most people do not have the time to do so and eventually give up or find it impossible to sustain for life.

The very important and simple message to take from this post is:

Make A Decision On What You’re Having For Lunch Immediately After Your Breakfast Or Well Before!

Kerryn Boyle
Kerryn is a Prenatal Exercise Instructor. Kerryn’s areas of expertise includes providing women with safe at-home pregnancy workouts and postpartum workouts. From pregnancy yoga classes to week by week, it's all right here.

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