It’s pretty much general knowledge that if you eat slower, you’ll probably eat less. With slower eating you are paying more attention to what you are doing and you notice when you get full. So here are just some tips to help you eat slower:
• Use chopsticks (especially if you aren’t good with them).
• Close your eyes (turns out people who eat while blindfolded eat on average 22% less—who knew?)
• Try using your non-dominant hand.
• Eat snack foods like chips and pretzels and popcorn one at a time instead of a handful or mouthful.
I’m not sure that I dealt with food enough this year in my challenge to get in the best shape of my life. I planned all these challenges, but thought little about what I would eat. And to some degree, while I was in the midst of a challenge it really didn’t matter. Well, I was burning calories, which was good, but what I put in my body is still important.
My problem is, I LOVE TO EAT. And I’m not good at curbing that. Lately, even though my exercise output has been less my food output hasn’t changed. And all I seem to want is saltly and sweat stuff. Give me guacamole with chips or chocolate and I’m a happy girl. Those seem to be my three favorite foods of late.
I’ve been trying to eat well Monday through Friday afternoon. Eating well for me means no desserts or sweets (other than fruit), trying not to overeat, a salad for one meal a day, reasonably healthy foods (not Chinese food or super greasy pizza, although I do make […]
Even though Thanksgiving was only last week, I feel like my holiday season started November 1st. I’ve been eating like it’s the holidays and working really hard to curb my food intake. And it doesn’t help that as the weather gets colder my cardio activity seems to be declining. I keep telling myself that I need to watch what I eat this month, but I’m not being a very good listener. My nagging is good and I appreciate the sentiment. I’m not wrong, but on some level I’m a little unrealistic. There are so many tempting goodies this time of year. I know I have an easier time adding workouts than curbing eating.
So here are some of the things I plan to do this month to help handle the abundant food I suspect I’ll be ingesting.
· Pull out my old Tae Bo Tapes
· Commit to Running at Least Twice a Week (pick the warmest days)
· Get to the Gym Once A Week to Swim or Walk the Treadmill (where I can catch up on some reading)
· Do an Extra Pilates Class Once A Week