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The ONE SERVING experiment ...


Sunday, May 05, 2013

The ONE SERVING experiment ....

Am I nervous and sacred? Of course I am... I am terrified of starving.

but that is what my doctor and nurse want me to try to learn to do

and the ONLY thing that is UNlimited is = WATER



I wondered WHAT does one serving even LOOK LIKE?






HOW did this topic come up?
Because I asked the doctor and nurse WHY does my feet, ankle and lower part of my leg swell?


Answer: Morbidy Obesity.
and the weight of my stomach resting on my thighs.


Doctor said it is too much weight and pressure on the veins and arteries, that is why they swell and when you lay down the swelling goes away after a while. My doctor said MOST obese people experience swelling in the lower extremeties of their body which is the legs and feet and it is called: edema

Solution: I asked HOW can I fix this?

Answer: My doctor said to lose weight AND move my body.


Answer: The Registered Nurse said: Americans eat TOO MUCH.

People are supposed to ONLY eat ONE serving of food but they do not, they eat in excess. She told me to try it and before I know it, it will become second nature.


Advice: Eat 5 to 6 "small" appetizers per day.... do not look at it as meals right now because you will think of a meal as a large serving ... instead think of it as an appetizer.



More advice: ALWAYS weigh and measure everything



Always have your measuring cups handy


Always have your measuring spoons handy



AND whatever the serving size is, then measure that size exactly, put it on the plate


and then put the rest of the food AWAY!

Example: if one serving is: a 1/2 a cup of pasta, then measure that out exactly and put the rest in the freezer.

Example: Bread. One serving is ONE slice. Take one slice and put the rest of the bread away!



So, if you want to bust out and be FREE then try it



OR

You can be like this guy







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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANASARI 5/5/2013 8:57PM

    Great reminder info for both newbies and the experienced! Thank you!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/5/2013 12:51PM

    Woubbie is spot on! And our brains get conditioned to crave the sugar and salt.

Read nutrition labels! Carefully! Beward of things on the label you can't pronounce. If you can't pronounce it, it's probably not good for you!

If it's made in a plant, then you it's not to eat; if it is from a plant, it can't be beat!

If you use a smaller plate, it makes you feel like you're getting a large portion! After all, we eat with our eyes first, right!

If you divide your plate into fourths, 1/2 of your plate should be for fruits and veggies; 1/4 should be your protein, and 1/4 should be for your carbs.

Make sure you're getting exercise in there too, of course.

You're on your way!!! Good luck.

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WOUBBIE 5/5/2013 11:43AM

    One thing they DIDN'T tell you is that for most people a diet high in sugar and starch causes water retention, and thus, edema. Everyone knows that on the first week of a low carb "diet" you lose a ton of weight "but it's all just water, right?" What everyone DOESN'T stop to think about is, why the heck were they retaining all that water to begin with?

Well, high insulin levels in your bloodstream (from too much starch and sugar) causes your body to retain more sodium. When you retain sodium, your kidneys also retain more fluid. Your tissues become swollen and you develop edema. Losing weight itself doesn't always improve the edema, but dropping carbs almost always does.

By the way, have you ever read this SP article? Very helpful in simplifying portion sizes (and who doesn't LOVE Coach Nicole?!?!?):

http://www.spa
rkpeople.com/resource/nutrition
_articles.asp?id=177

You can do this, one serving at a time!

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