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Week 2 – Control of Hunger and Cravings

You’ve made it to Week 2! This week is all about nutrition. We want to help you find an eating plan that works in with your lifestyle, helps meet your weight loss goals and ultimately that is enjoyable and nourishing.  You’ll work with our Dietician Rachel Davies, and she will help guide you through the pros and cons of each of the different dietary options for weight loss and you’ll go away with a dietary plan that works for you!

A few examples of different dietary plans include:

  • Very Low Energy Diet (VLED)
  • Keto eating plan
  • High protein/low carb
  • Calorie controlled eating plan
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Meal planning

There is a myth that rapid weight loss equals rapid weight regain. A study by Purcell in 2014 showed that people who lose weight quickly, kept more weight off and there was no difference in the rate of weight regain whether it is fast or slow weight loss.  

To control your hunger and cravings through your journey, try the following tips:

Keep Low Carb Snacks on Hand

If you start to get hungry between meals then have a little snack. Just make sure it’s a healthy, low carb snack such as a small handful of fruit like strawberries or raspberries, some vegetables like celery or a small salad, or a handful of 4-5 nuts. This will help to fill you up and control any cravings you may have, ensuring you don’t overeat for your next meal.

Make a Meal Plan

As life can get busy and a little unorganised at times, the best way to stay on top of your diet through your journey is to make a meal plan. By setting out your meals, not only does it keep your calories on track, it becomes a lot easier to manage when the days run a little longer or something unexpected comes up. It can be as simple as just writing your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks down on a piece of paper and sticking it on the fridge!

Don’t go Grocery Shopping Hungry

Once you have your meal plan, it makes it a lot easier to go grocery shopping. Make sure you write a shopping list ahead of going to the shops and have a meal or snack beforehand. If you don’t have time, just take your snack with you! This will ensure you don’t feel hungry when shopping and buy unnecessary foods that aren’t on your list.

Meal Prep

Now that you have your meal plan and done your grocery shopping, it’s time to meal prep! Meal prepping is a great way to keep your calories on track and help you to avoid unhealthy foods. By preparing meals ahead of time you can store them in containers so they are conveniently ready to go the next few days. This can save heaps of time throughout your week.

Time for Action

Got Questions?

Please email us on reception@alevia.com.au or call on 03 9344 1322 for assistance. Always remember to speak to your healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns regarding your treatment.

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