Monday, March 17, 2008
Last night I got to watch the first in a series of weekly shows on TCL called "I can make you thin". The show is hosted by Paul McKenna. This week’s show was about the 4 Golden Rules of Eating:
1 - When you are hungry, go and eat...
2 - Eat what you want and not what you think you should eat...
3 - Eat slowly, put your knife and fork down (This is KEY)
4 - When you think you’re full stop
He is attempting to teach you how to eat like NATURALLY THIN PEOPLE. His methodologies are similar to those of the Weigh Down Diet, French Women Don't Get Fat, etc....There are no forbidden foods, all food are good for consumption in moderation.
Tips for the Week
-He suggests that you throw away foods that do not inspire you, if you don’t like it don’t eat it
-Make a list of 5 foods that you love and eat them
-Don't deprive yourself
-Eat slowly, chewing eat bite at least 20 times.
-He also says don't eat in front of the television, the computer or while reading.
-Another tip was to eat at least one meal blind folded (or just close your eyes), because the more we see the more we think we should eat. If you are blind folded you will listen to your stomach instead of focusing on what you see.
-Finally put your knife and fork down between each bite, this is to force you to slow down.
*** Like my girlfriend told me a long time ago. Eat the fish and spit out the bones***
I know a lot of people reading this blog are thinking - "eating what I want is what got me FAT in the first place" and that may very well be true. Bare in mind, everything is not for everybody, but there is some validity to what he's says. Maybe all 4 tips aren't for you, but incorporating 3 and 4 along with what you’re already doing might be just what the doctor ordered. We live in such a fast paced world, we rush through everything. I am sure all of us could slow down the speed at which we consume our food, or stop eating in front of the television, etc.
Next weeks show is on emotional eating.....This is going to be a good one!!
Peace and Blessings.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Okay--- this morning, I was walking over to this guy that's on my team to ask him a question and he's standing around talking to some other developers (who happen to be all MALE). As I got close to him he YELLS out DAMN Girl...YOU LOOK GOOD. You have really been hittin at the gym... At this point all I eyes were on me!!! I went through every possible emotion, in all of 10 seconds. I was flattered, embarrassed, offended and tickled. And these weren't unattractive men. These were some fine brothers -- okay....I stood there and tried to chit chat, but every time I turned around somebody was staring at my hips or my waist or my booty. Now I must admit, even though I haven't lost a lot numbers wise, he is not the first to compliment me on my weight loss. I mean I really, really, really appreciated the compliment, but the word for the day is "Discretion".....Dang!!!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Okay, I am a bit behind on my “Cleaning Eating” Blogs….this is day 7 and going strong. This way of life is so much easier when you don’t have those temptations in the house. Right now we have Shortbread Cookies, Vanilla Wafers and Animal Crackers, none of which sends me running to the cupboard for a quick fix!!! If it only takes 21 days to make a behavior a habit, I am 1/3 of the way there…..I am down 2 lbs in spite of TOM --- and that 's AMAZING. Now I must be honest I still have my STARBUCKs every morning. That is one vice I am truly not ready to part with, but for those of you considering testing the Clean Eating waters, jump right on it. It’s a little bit chilly at first, but you will warm up to it!!!!
Peace and Blessings.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
I decided to do a combo blog!!!
Day 2 went well, I messed up during a coporate townhall meeting, I let myself get too hungry and I ate something that said "WHOLE WHEAT" but it was so sweet, if there was any nutritional value in it, the sugar overshadowed. Lesson #1, keep clean snacks on hand, no matter where you go.
Day 3 - Today I took my kids to the movies and guess what --- It is possible to
go to the movies without eating popcorn. At first I was scared, real scared, but I packed some nuts and seeds and I actually sat in the row behind my kids so I wouldn't be tempted to reach over and grab their popcorn and it worked.
I took them to the grocery store with me after the movies and instead of Chips Ahoys the got Animal Crackers, instead of Oreos they got Fig Bars...Slow and steady with them, slow and steady!!!
PS: Welcom Home Roscoe Jenkins was too cute!!!!
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Well I did pretty good today, given the fact that I didn't purchase the book until 1:30 and I didn't get to start reading until around 4pm. My approach is one meal at a time.
Yesterday was my daughters birthday and I had a piece of her cake. It was great, but no more. I really want to throw it in the trash, but my daughter would be devastated (She is saving her name and her age for last). I have been pushing it to the back of the refrigerator every time I go in there. Hopefully the kids will forget about it soon (we never finish birthday cakes)so I can trash it. Most of the snacks that I buy for the lunches are gone. I have already started talking to them about replacing their traditional, sugary, salty snacks with more healthier foods and I have also allowed them to give me some ideas of things they would like to try. I would be doing my family a disservice to only change the way I eat, so this is one change we will be making together.
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