When it comes to caffeine there's a lot of misconception in the media.
Is it actually good for you?
It's safe to have 3-4 black coffees, but if you're having it with milk - make sure you're adding this to your 'extras allowance'.
At this point in the Challenge, you may be experiencing the infamous ‘hanger’ - that is, irritability or a grumpy mood brought on by being hungry. While this is not much fun, keep in mind that it will pass.
In most cases, it only lasts for around 2-3 days as the body adjusts. After that, you’ll start feeling yourself again.
In the meantime, there are few things you can do to help you kick the hunger pangs. The ‘allowed extras’ list is your best friend, as is drinking water and herbal tea, doing light exercise, practising mindfulness or enjoying a hobby.
Read our dietitians’ tips for minimising hangry feelings.
Starting a new diet changes your hunger cues.
If you're on the right diet, you should content during meals and only feel hungry only just before meals.
Be Fit Food meals are high in fibre which helps keep you full.
Making sure you're well hydrated as well can help with managing your hunger cues. Yesterday (Day 1) we spoke more about hydration.
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