The road to smaller portions
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This is Day 9 of my 30 day streak.
I was already into a commitment to cut the sugary snacks out. In doing so, I was starting to heap anything that was non-sugary onto my plate thus defeating the purpose of cutting out sweets! During this time, I heard or read somewhere about changing a bad habit by replacing it with a good habit for 30 days. The theory being that once your brain engages for 30 days straight on this new neuro-pathway, it would become an automatic way of thinking and easier to achieve on a daily basis. This did prove to be true this past year. Without knowing this theory I have created the desire to exercise, hydrate more and eat healthier which maintained my weight loss thus far.
I even pulled out some small serving bowls and plates out of the cupboard to visually keep me honest. I don't like weighing and measuring my food, so this works well.
So far so good. I never go hungry and I eat smaller and more frequent meals or snacks which gives me energy throughout the day. I've lost about a pound, but haven't been very active as I've been sick for 8 of these days, but not discouraged.
I love this idea of a 30 day streak and am already thinking up my next improvement for the 30 days following this one.
Thank you to my Sparked Friends for your encouragement, comments and blogs.
Staying strong together!