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DAY 26 WHEN FOOD DISAPPOINTS YOU!

Monday, November 12, 2012

OH DEAR!

MATCH WHAT YOU WANT.

MAKE SURE YOUR FOOD MATCHES WHAT YOU WANT. APPRECIATING THE FLAVOR IS IMPORTANT.

THINK CAREFUL HOW YOU EXPECT THE FOOD TO TASTE--- HOT, COLD, SALTY OR TOO DRY OR MOIST.

SOMETIMES FOOD DISAPPOINTS!!!!

IF FOOD DOES NOT TASTE GOOD AS YOU HOPED, STOP EATING IT AND DUMP IT IN THE TRASH. THE REST WILL NOT BE ANY BETTER TASTING. emoticon.

LET IT GO!

IF YOU DON'T ENJOY THE FOOD BUT KEEP EATING IT ANYWAY, PERHAPS YOU ARE SLIPPING INTO EMOTIONAL EATING. MAYBE WANTING YOUR FAVORITE FOOD IS BAD AND YOU FORCE YOURSELF TO EAT SOMETHING YOU DID NOT LIKE? GET RID OF THE OLD RULES THAT SAYS TO EAT THE FOOD EVEN IF YOU DO NOT LIKE IT!! OR YOU HAVE TO CLEAN YOUR PLATE.

IF YOU DON'T LOVE IT, LEAVE IT. emoticon emoticon emoticon.

WALKING MY FAITH!

  
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CIERAPOET 11/19/2012 9:52AM

    Amen! You Told The Truth Sister! So Glad I'm Past That Point! Whew!!! Thinking Back I Truly Understand What I Was Doing. Too Bad I Didn't At The Time. Thank God For His GRACE! Be Blessed Always!!!
Deb
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LEVELPATHS 11/15/2012 3:52PM

    And especially don't eat it all and then go eat something else to make up for the fact that you didn't like it. Just wait til the next meal. It's not far away! :-)

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LUVSBULLDOGS 11/12/2012 10:45PM

    If you don't love it, leave it. Love that.

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SERIOUSLIM 11/12/2012 7:23PM

    makes so much sense!

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DAY 23-25 WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

Saturday, November 10, 2012

DAY 23

SAVORING YOUR FAVORITE FOODS


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WITH THIS TECHNIQUE YOU CAN EAT SMALL AMOUNTS AT A TIME WHILE PAYING ATTENTION TO THE TASTE AND FEEL OF THE FOOD.

CHOOSE A FOOD OR TREAT THAT YOU CAN EAT WITH 5 OR 6 BITES. LINDA CHOOSE TO USE ANDES BRAND THREE LAYERED RECTANGLE MINT. BUT I AM NOT FOND OF CHOCOLATE AND MINT TOGETHER emoticon. MINE WOULD BE A CHOCOLATE HERSHEY KISS OR A SMALL COOKIE..JUST MY CHOICE. YOU COULD ALSO USE FOODS LIKE PIZZA AND SPAGHETTI OR OTHER ENTRIES ARE DISHES.

HERE GOES***

1. SLOWLY UNWRAP THE TREAT. SMELL IT. TAKE IN THE AROMA,

2. IF YOU USE CHOCOLATE KISSES OR ETC. SLOWLY BITE OFF ONE OF THE 4 CORNERS OF THE CANDY. THEN ONE AT A TIME THE OTHER CORNERS.

3. WHILE YOU EAT NOTICE THE TASTE AND HOW THEY FEEL IN YOUR MOUTH.

4. NEXT BITE HALF OF THE CANDY.

5. THEN FINISH OFF THE CANDY. THIS SHOULD HAVE TAKEN 6 BITES. emoticon .

FOCUS ON THE SENSATION OF SWALLOWING. NOTICE BITES S THEY MOVE DOWN YOUR THROAT AND INTO YOUR TUMMY.

NOW I TIRED THIS AND IT WORKS..

THIS COULD ALSO WORK WITH A SMALL COOKIE LIKE A VANILLA WAFER OR SMALL COOKIE OF YOUR CHOICE.

ONE IS ENOUGH??

ASK YOURSELF IF ONE IS ENOUGH?? USUALLY THE VERDICT IS NO! BUT WHEN YOU EAT WITH AWARENESS YOU CAN GET ENJOYMENT AND SATISFACTION. WHEN YOU APPRECIATE THE TASTE OF FOOD YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT AND THE CRAVINGS STOP AND YOU FEEL YOU DON'T NEED ANY MORE.

NEXT TIME WITH SPECIAL TREATS SAVOR IT, NOTICE EVERY DETAIL TAKE TINY BITES THE SIZE OF 1 TSP PAY ATTENTION AS YOU EAT THE FOOD.



DAY 24


EAT FOR SATISFACTION


WHOSE RINGING MY BELL?? emoticon .

IF YOU ARE REACHING FOR OTHER FIST OF FOOD WHEN YOU HAVEN' FINISHED THEN THE FOOD YOU'RE EATING CAN NOT DO IT'S JOB.

TO HELP WITH THIS EAT SLOWLY. PAY ATTENTION TO EVERY SINGLE BILE AND APPRECIATE YOUR FOOD.

LET THE FOOD IN.

NOTICE HOW HOT GREEN TEAS, HERBAL TEAS OR HOT CHOCOLATE (MY CHOICE NOT PUCKY COFFEE) emoticon AS YOU SIP IT BRING ENJOYMENT AND SATISFACTION? IT SOOTHES AND RELAXES YOU.

EATING WORKS THE SAME WAY IF YOU ARE DETERMINED TO APPRECIATE FLAVORS AND PRACTICE GETTING SATISFACTION FROM FOOD WITHOUT FEELING GUILTY OR HAVING REMORSE. IN ORDER TO FEEL SATISFIED BY FOOD YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO GET IT IN. (SOUNDING LIKE USING FUEL FOODS FROM EARLY DAYS OF THIS CHALLENGE) EAT FUEL FOODS AND USE FILLER FOODS SPARINGLY...FACT IS MOST OF THE FILLER FOODS ARE FILLED WITH FATS, SUGARS AND ARE VOID OF NUTRIENTS. WOW! BUT WHY DO THEY TASTE SO GOOD? emoticon BE QUITE YOU!

SAVORING YOUR FOOD HELP WITH SATISFACTION... YOU ARE GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO ENJOY FOOD AND NOT FEEL GUILTY ABOUT EATING IT. YOU HAVE SATISFIED YOUR CRAVING. AND YOU WON'T HAVE TO GO IN SEARCH OF MORE FOOD TO EAT. emoticonI AM DONE!!

DECIDE WHAT YOU REALLY WANT. IF YOU EAT AND YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED AND KEEP EATING. THEN YOU NEED NURTURING ON SOME OTHER LEVEL. EMOTIONAL EATING DOES NOT SOLVE ANY THING AND IT CAN BRING FRUSTRATION RATHER THAN HEALING.



DAY 25


SMALLER AMOUNTS, LESS OFTEN..


YOU DON'T HAVE TO STOP EATING ALL YOUR FAVORITE FOODS TO DROP POUNDS. PLAN THEM WITHIN YOUR MEAL PLAN WITH SPECIAL GUIDANCE.

DECIDE HOW MUCH IS A SMALLER AMOUNT THEN DECIDE HOW OFTEN YOU'LL HAVE IT.
MY CASE IS SPECIAL INDEED. I WILL LOOK FOR LESS SODIUM, LOWER FAT AND LESS CARB GOODIES AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE..MY CHOICE IS WEIGHT WATCHERS PACKAGED GOODIES AND HEALTHIER VERSIONS. I COULD ALWAYS BAKE THEM OF MAKE THEM MYSELF HUNGRY GIRL HAS SOME GREAT SUBSTITUTES ON THEIR SITE. AND I GET THEIR EMAILS DAILY. I MAY HAVE A SPECIAL TREAT ONCE A WEEK OR ON A SPECIAL OCCASION.


AVOID FEELING DEPRIVED....

WITH A PLANNED FAVORITE FOOD INTO YOUR MEAL PLAN YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING IT ALL WEEK. YOU DO NOT FEEL LEFT OUT THIS WAY. AND IN MY CASE i DO NOT HAVE TO EXPLAIN WHY I CAN'T HAVE A CERTAIN FOODS WHEN AT SPECIAL GATHERINGS. AND CELEBRATIONS. I CAN ALSO TELL THEM I AM EATING IN A NEW HEALTIHER WAY.

  


DAY 22 MULTI-TASKING WITH FOOD WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

TO EAT WITH AWARENESS PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IN FROM OF YOU.....BUT SOME FOLK DO MULTI-TASK WHILE EATING.

WHEN DOING OTHER TASKS WHILE EATING REMIND YOURSELF YOU'RE EATING STAY AWARE WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR MOUTH.


IF WATCHING TV WHILE EATING LEARN TO DIVIDE YOUR ATTENTION BETWEEN AND SCREEN AND THE PLATE. emoticon ...THIS SEEMS TRICKY TO ME emoticon emoticon .

LIFE DOES BRING DISTRACTIONS............PHONE RINGS WHILE EATING, SOMEONE AT THE DOOR, KIDS WANT YOUR ATTENTION. ETC.


HERE GOES....

AWARENESS TRAINING. TIPS;

1. CHOOSE A MEAL OR SNACK

2. SIT DOWN WITH THE MEAL IN FRONT OF YOU.

3.. STUDY THE FOOD FOR A FEW MINUTES...NOTICE COLORS, SMELL OF THE FOOD.

4. TAKE A BITE NOTICING THE FLAVORS, TEXTURES, AND HOW IT FEEL IN YOUR MOUTH. CHEWING SLOWLY. emoticon emoticon .....

AFTER THIS IT SUGGESTED TO EAT AND SWALLOW QUICKLY. HUH??/ NOW CARRY THE PLATE AROUND THE ROOM .TAKE A BITE WHILE WATCHING TV. OR LOOK OUTDOORS. THEN FOCUS ENTIRELY ON THE FOOD. DO THIS EXERCISE A COUPLE TIMES.....SINCE AM NOT USED TO DOING THIS IT WILL TAME ME MORE THAN A FEW TIMES. emoticon
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I LIKE THE IDEA OF BEING AWARE OF WHAT I AM EATING AND CONCENTRATING ON IT. I'VE ATE WHILE LOOKING AT THE COMPUTER AND TALKED WHILE ON THE PHONE. IT WAS DISTRACTING TO ME AND I DID NOT FEEL LIKE I ATE, MEALS PLANNED AND ATE WITH AWARENESS IS BETTER FOR ME. NOT RUNNING AROUND WHILE EATING. emoticon. SO THIS EXERCISE WILL BE PRACTICED VERY CAREFULLY . LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS.............

  
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JUDI_CUTIE 11/7/2012 1:39AM

    good one. i need to do better on this.

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GETSALONG 11/6/2012 2:34PM

  emoticon i agree, much more satisfying when we pay attention to our food :)

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MARTY728 11/6/2012 1:30PM

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DAY 21 EAT WITH AWARENESS 100 DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

Monday, November 05, 2012

EAT WITH AWARENESS



YOU ATE BUT CAN NOT REMEMBER WHAT YOU ATE...................OH NO! BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT.

A LOT OF DAMAGE CAN BE HEAPED UP WITH UNCONSCIOUS EATING AND IT CAN BE A CONTRIBUTOR TO WEIGHT GAIN. GEEZE!!!! emoticon emoticon.

NO AWARENESS......

THERE ARE TWO PURPOSES FOR EATING: TO FUEL YOUR BODY AND TO APPRECIATE FLAVORS.

WITH FUEL EATING STAYING CONSCIOUS OF WHAT YOU EAT HELPS YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE OR AT LEAST SATISFIED. BUT NOT OVERLY....


TO APPRECIATE FLAVORS NOTICE AND ENJOY HOW YOUR FOOD TASTES.


SLOW DOWN...

DO YOU GO TO A DRIVE THUR AND GULP DOWN WHAT YOU GOT IN ONE SWOOP?? emoticon ZIP! ZELCH? AND GONE! emoticon

GAUGE YOUR EATING PATTERNS...

FAST EATING DOES NOT SAVE TIME AND NOT NOTICING THE TASTE OF YOUR FOOD OR NOT REMEMBERING WHAT YOU ATE .

WHEN YOU EAT WITHOUT AWARENESS YOU MISS OUT ON FLAVORS, TEXTURES, AND THE SENSATION OF FOODS. BECAUSE YOU DID NOT TASTE THE FOOD YOU YEARN MORE FOOD. SO YOU EAT MORE.

FAST EATING TENDS TO BE UNCONSCIOUS EATING RISKY BUSINESS...AND YOU ARE APT TO EAT TOO MUCH. emoticon NO MORE I USED TO BE THAT WAY BUT NOT ANY MORE!!. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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GODZDESIGN95 11/6/2012 2:52PM

    Dee LOL!

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MARTY728 11/6/2012 1:42PM

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BABY_GIRL69 11/5/2012 7:13PM

    I don't ever forget what I ate, I just try to some times forget...lol

God bless & you can do it!!

Dee

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19 AND 20 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

Friday, November 02, 2012

emoticon EAT REASONABLE AMOUNTS............HUMM

DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH YOU EAT??

I MUST ADMIT THAT I DO NOT GUESS MATE WELL.

OUR SERVING SIZE HAS INCREASED THAT IS FOR SURE.

I USE THE SCALE ON MY GOOD DAYS. I NEED TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THIS ACTIVITY. SHE SUGGESTED USING YOUR HAND WHEN MEASURING SERVING OF MEATS, OR THE PALM OF YOUR HAND.

I do KNOW THAT AN OUNCE OF CHEESE IS ABOUT THE SIZE OF YOUR THUMB emoticon

BUT I WILL REFER TO MY OWN MEAL PLANNING BOOKLET.

YOUR FIRST EQUAL A CUP. THIS METHOD WOULD BE DIFFICULT WITH A WET INGREDIENT. LOL.

YOUR PALM EQUALS 3 OUNCES NOW THIS WORK WELL WITH MEASURING CHICKEN AND THE LIKE.

LINDA SAYS SNACK FOOD LIKE NUTS AND CHIP SERVING SIZE IS THE AMOUNT YOU CAN HOLD LOOSELY IN YOUR HAND.

FOR ME WHEN I AM HOME I WILL USE THE SCALE ETC. ON MOST PACKAGES THE AMOUNT IS LISTED IN HOW MUCH A SERVING IS. FILLER FOODS ARE NOT GOOD FOR MY BOYD SO I WILL USE THEM SPARINGLY. BUT I WILL KEEP PRACTICING THE HAND METHOD...YOU CAN NOT PULL OUT YOUR SCALE AT A RESTAURANT...OR SOME FAMILY GATHERINGS emoticon BUT I SAY IF THEY LOVE YOU THEY WILL OVER LOOK YOU IF YOU SCALE JUST HAPPENS TO BE IN YOUR PURSE. emoticon JOKING NUT MAYBE NOT!

I HAVE BEEN DOING SOME THINKING WHAT A SMALL AMOUNT OF RICE OR PASTA I AM ALLOWED. I FEEL IT IS NOT WORTH EATING IT.



DAY 20

HALF OFF SPECIAL

WHEN YOU COOK YOUR FOOD MEASURING AND KNOW MUCH OF WHATEVER IS EASY....

DIVIDE AND CONQUER!

THE HALF OFF TECHNIQUE IS YOU CUTTING OUT HALF OF WHAT YOU WOULD EAT OUT.

EXAMPLE WOULD BE EATING A HALF OF A SAMMIE WITH A PIECE OF FRUIT AND LEAVING HE REST OF THE SAMMIE AT LEAST 2 HOURS LATER SEE IF YOU REALLY NEED IT. THIS WOULD WORK WELL AT A BANQUET OR MEAL WITH SEVERAL COURSES.

FOR ME I WILL EAT MY NORMAL MEALS AS PLANNED...I DEAL WITH MEDS THAT BRING MY BLOOD SUGARS LOW IF NOT ENOUGH FOOD IS EATING WITH IT. THIS METHOD WILL ONLY BE USED WITH SAY A FILLER FOOD OR WHEN I AM FEEL SATISFIED. MEANING THAT I AM NOT TOO FULL OR I AM NOT HUNGRY EITHER. IN OTHER WORDS I WILL PLAY THIS BY EAR. AS ALWAYS I WILL LEAN ON MY FAITH IN GOD TO CARRY ME THUR. emoticon

  
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BABY_GIRL69 11/2/2012 6:02PM

    I think some times when think serving when think 3servings. So when I grab fries now, I grab 12-15 cause that is the actual serving...YIKES!!

God bless,

Dee

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GETSALONG 11/2/2012 4:56PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon getting a grip on portion size has been 1 of the most mentally difficult things for me, cuz i just adored supersizing stuff for a quarter when that all started! Yeah, i can see carrying a scale in the purse... LOL, i've been tempted! Using body parts is a simple idea that has helped me eyeball meats and carbs (fistful) ~ i understand on the rice and noodles... really 1/3 cup? I was used to making a bed of rice on the plate to cover with meat & smother in gravy... or a plateful of spaghetti & a stack of garlic bread... really? i'm only supposed to eat that??? who knew??? i never ever thought I'd adjust... I like things that still give a big eyeful... I think that's why eating 2 cups of veggies at lunches and dinners helps my eyeballs feel satisfied. Hard to do at the restaurants, they serve ginormous meats & carbs and a little veggie, like it's a garnish... they need to flip it!

(methinks u rock Gracie! hugs :)

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MARTY728 11/2/2012 4:35PM

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SKEETOR 11/2/2012 1:48PM

    I like the half-off idea! emoticon

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