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How to Keep Your Hunger at Bay During the 8 Week Challenge?



When it comes to shedding off excess pounds, it’s necessary that you practice a good weight loss regimen. As the name suggests, the 8-week challenge is a weight loss and fitness plan that can help you obtain the figure of your dreams in just a matter of two months. It’s not a quick solution that yields temporary results. With the principles based on science, it can help you stay fit and healthy for a long time or even the rest of your life!

Workout-wise, there are no special pieces of equipment or contraptions necessary to tone the muscles and burn excess calories. There’s also no crash dieting involved. The plan includes recipes necessary to supply your body with the right balance of nutrients and thus make it easier for you to attain a better physique.

One of the reasons why many people fail to adhere to a diet plan, including one that’s based on science, is that they find it challenging to resist hunger. Failure to fight off the urge to consume more food than recommended can keep expected results at bay.

It’s a good thing that there are steps that you may take to keep hunger at bay while you are adhering to the weight loss plan for two months.

Drink Plenty of Water

According to health authorities, most people cannot tell the difference between hunger and thirst. Reaching for a slice of pizza when your body is longing for nothing but a tall glass of water can keep you from dropping the pounds you want to go.

It’s a good idea to drink around two litres of water a day. If you think that’s a lot, think again, that’s equivalent to only eight glasses of water.

However, you may have to drink more water than recommended if you sweat a lot due to the hot environment or the physical activities you partake in. Just a quick tip: if your pee’s colour is dark yellow, you are not drinking enough water.

Get Your Mind and Body Busy

Aside from thirst, boredom is another thing that many people mistake for hunger. If you feel that you’re hungry, do something that can cause your brain to work or your body to move. You can rest assured that you are only bored if your craving for food goes away.

Luckily, there is no shortage of activities that can divert your attention away from a bowl of macaroni and cheese or a bag of potato chips.

You can simply get rid of boredom by doing any of your favourite activities. Read, play games, watch a movie or get engaged in any of the interesting activities that stimulate you. If you’re not sure about these things, maybe you should do a little reading online on weight loss or the 8-week challenge itself.

Chew Sugar-Free Gum

You may feel hungry between meals, especially if you are used to eating a lot and frequently. Worry not because there is a simple way to save yourself from getting hungry while on your way to having a nicer and fitter body.

It’s none other than popping gum in your mouth and chewing away. However, check that it’s sugar-free to keep yourself from obtaining more calories than necessary.

Chewing sugar-free gum can help keep hunger at bay in a couple of ways. First, it engages your mouth, giving your body the impression that you are eating something. Second, it makes you feel full because of the increase in the production of saliva.

Just Before You Go

Eating more than needed can easily wreak havoc on any diet plan, including something that’s proven to work effectively. By keeping in mind the simple tips above, you can fight off hunger without much trouble while you’re on the weight loss challenge.

Mudassar Hassan brings 8 years of experience in helping grass roots, mid-sized organizations and large institutions strengthen their management and resource generating capacities and effectively plan for the future. He is also a mentor and professional advisor to artists working in all disciplines. He is also the gold medalist from Abbottabad University of Science and Technology in the Bachelors of Sciences of Computer Science and recently Graduated from the University of Bolton with Masters in International Management.