10 Eating Habits To Slim Down a Thick Waistline in 30 Days

This doesn't mean you have to give up your nightly dessert, but your waistline will likely benefit from reducing your overall sugar intake. Added sugar can be found in coffee drinks, soda, candy, pastries, condiments, cereal, and a wide range of other processed foods.

1. Eat less sugar.

Breakfast is often rushed and results in a sugary bar and coffee drink, or it gets skipped altogether. Incorporating protein into your breakfast can promote weight loss and improved muscle health,

2. Eat more protein at breakfast.

Unfortunately, many adults under-consume this important nutrient. Fiber helps you feel fuller throughout the day, which can lead to less snacking, and it also promotes digestive health. Fiber can also slow glucose absorption in your body, leading to more stable energy.

3. Eat more fiber.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that only one out of 10 adults is consuming enough produce daily.

4. Fill half your plate with produce.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that only one out of 10 adults is consuming enough produce daily.

4. Fill half your plate with produce.

We have all been there before. We get busy and skip a snack, resulting in a ravenous appetite once dinner rolls around. This can lead to over-eating and may make it hard for you to trim your waist.

5. Avoid getting overly hungry.

On the subject of meal timing, aim to have your last food of the day at least two hours before bed. Research shows that eating too close to bed could result in weight gain and higher caloric intake, keeping you from meeting your goals.

6. Stop eating at least two hours before bed.

A handful of crackers, a banana, or a granola bar aren't great snack options on their own. This is because they are all carb-based which does not lead to a very filling snack and may result in a spike and crash of energy.

7. Combine nutrients at meals and snacks.

Those aforementioned crackers, granola bars, and bread are convenient to have on hand for meals and snacks. However, processed carbs like these are more likely to have added salt and sugar, and they contain additives and preservatives that can impact your health and leanness goals.

8. Limit processed carbs.

Eating a combination of protein and carbs within 45 minutes of finishing exercise may not only help your muscle recovery better, but it could also help you slim down.

9. Eat post-exercise.

Empty calories are those from solid fat and added sugar. We have already touched on why you should cut added sugar if you are trying to slim down your waist, but avoiding solid fat could help, too.

10. Avoid empty calories.

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