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Healthy Eating 101

Friday, October 05, 2012

I have been retraining my brain and dealing with my carb addiction. I'm making lifestyle changes. So I went to a presentation last night in order to reaffirm steps I have all ready taken and to see what other areas need addressing.
Two things jumped out at me.
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The first was water. Drinking more water will keep me hydrated and aid with digestion, ( I slipped off the water wagon) Being dehydrated stresses the body. Which bring me to the second thing....
STRESS- I need to find consistent ways to deal with stress. That fight or flight thing does make sense, Digestion shuts down and the body focuses on the limbs. My most stressful meal time is dinner. Hmmm... perhaps saying Grace at mealtime helps with more than being thankful. It slows us down, gets us mindful, and de-stresses us.
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So my plan is to drink water 20-30 minutes before meals, say Grace and take a few deep breaths before eating.
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MYTHMYTH 10/5/2012 5:13PM

    Your post is a very thoughtful reminder for all of us.

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TRAVELGRRL 10/5/2012 3:05PM

    Excellent! I find as the weather cools it is not as easy to get in the water, so it has to be a conscious effort. And I know what you mean about dinnertime; with me I'm usually over-hungry, so I try to eat an apple or a few carrots before I start making dinner. Keep up the good work!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/5/2012 11:33AM

    Good plan!

I have my scale to weigh and measuring cup/spoons to make sure of portion size. That has always been difficult for me to maintain without the help of the scale, and measuring cup/spoons. Helps me.

Chewing sugarless gun while preparing supper helps too.

Water -- yup -- and plent of it!!

You go . . . you can do it!

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AUNTB63 10/5/2012 9:45AM

    I like your plan. I usually drink water with my meals/snacks and of course when I am exercising. Deep breathing exercises are great for dealing with stress.
Have a great weekend and we WILL stay healthy together.

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