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The equation is simple

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The equation is simple.
Especially with the basics.

I drink enough = less cravings
I move enough = less cravings
I track my food = stay in budget
I sleep enough = less cravings
I eat fibers = feel satiety
I write blogs = get feedback
I'm active on forums = motivation up
I eat slowly = feel full with less
I skip sweets = feel full without extra snacks

Some of these are strong, some of these are less.

I noticed lately that my weight is going slightly up. Not much, I am between 75-77 kg in the past months.

When I follow my habits well, things keep in shape, when I don't it shows on my weight.

My mantra is that is shouldn't be about willpower. If it's about willpower, there is a high chance to fail. So, probably I have to review these habits, because they are not "habity" enough just to stay there.

I have habits that are strong, and I don't even think about them, and they just happen.
- Measuring my weight in the morning
- Exercising every day (min 10)
- Burn calories every week (3000-5000 kcal/week, by 30-60 min exercise per day)
- Reading motivating magazines/books/movies
- Measuring portions
- Reading labels
- Deciding on nutritional value
- Eating salad or similar for dinner
- Eating lots of vegetables and fruits
- Skipping salt
- Dark chocolate, yogurt, fruits for snack and desert
- Granola bars and müsli for breakfast
- Taking exercise gear with me when traveling
- Commuting by bike and walking (instead of driving)
- Motivating my self by coaching friends
- Having an exercise goal to follow
- Brushing teeth after breakfast
- Sleep 8h a day

I think the list of healthy things are really longer then the ones that need improvement.

This is the parliament in Budapest, Hungary. I was there last weekend, and I was wearing my running shoes for motivation for walking. It was great, I did several hours both days!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PRAIRIECROCUS 8/21/2012 3:05AM

    emoticon List !
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SHOOPETTE 8/18/2012 2:55AM

    Great List! and the parliament is beautiful!

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GREENGENES 8/16/2012 8:51PM

    Great stuff. Even good habits can be habit forming.

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KMICHA 8/16/2012 1:30PM

    What an awesome list Oliver! you have proven success . . . they are simple things, but they all pull together to work for your (our if we follow!) benefit! Thanks for sharing!!!

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STRIVERONE 8/16/2012 12:18PM

    What an excellent prescription for a healthy fit body. Would you mind my copying some of it into the forum on the site. I'll credit you and link back to your blog.

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CLAIREINPARIS 8/16/2012 10:34AM

    The equation is simple indeed, and shows how well you have learned to know yourself over yourself and how well you know what works for you. Way to go!
And thank you for the beautiful photo of the Hungarian Parliament!

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BEATLETOT 8/16/2012 10:15AM

    Gorgeous photo!

Oh, and it's great to see you back! =)

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