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    MARYANNSQUEST   95,498
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Today when I was reading the Beck diet Book, I was surprised when today you were to over portion your plate. Though, when you eat just eat the portion. Then the leftovers throw it in the trash. The thought that needed to come across was if you have to waste food that you don't eat you have a choice to throw it in the trash or throw it away in your body. Each is a waste of food! If you think about this daily your road to eating portions will be a fantastic journey to your weight loss.

Then I was to eat the right portion and then set an alarm for 20 minutes. The rule is that you will not fill full if you eat too fast and that after the alarm rings. you will know that you body is satisfied and you will eventually know when you are satisfied without the alarm.

It feel so weird throwing the food away, but I do realize that that food if I did overeat would be a waste for my body!. I did do the alarm experiment and It did work! I 'll will definitely practice that method more to really now when I am totally satisfied.

So Today I:
Read my list of reasons for my lifestyle change.
I planned my day and my meals
I exercised for 180 minutes ( did some heavy housekeeping for an hour)
I ate slowly and mindful
I did put an extra portion on my dinner plate , and yes I threw half of it in the trash! and not in my body No Waste
I set the alarm for 20 minutes to realize the feeling of being satisfied!

I give myself credit for:
doing the extra bit of exercise.
for making the Yummy pumpkin muffins I had for breakfast ( a family favorite)
and having some me time!

Family Time: DH just rested thru out the day, Daughter helped with my cutting new coupons out, and I relaxed after my busy day and worked on my crochet pattern!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOULDSGRANITE 10/31/2013 3:59PM

    MaryAnn - What a wise experiment with the timer. I have noticed that many times I will make a salad for my own lunch and DH will have a sandwich. It is incredible how much faster one can eat a sandwich than a salad. So much so, I recommend salad with every meal! In slowing down to eat the salad I do notice that I am full by the time I eat all my veggies!

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LYKKELIG 10/30/2013 12:52AM

    You are so organised! LIke the timer idea. I learned to eat quickly my breakfast when I studied at the university. The first lecture began at 8 a.m., and I had to walk my dog before and take an hour commute. Can not get read of this habit since, should definitely try the timer.

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IOWAGRAMMA 10/28/2013 9:46AM

    I learned to eat fast many years ago when we had only 30 minutes for lunch and the cafeteria was 10 minutes away...20 minutes total for getting to/from, which left 10 minutes to eat. Not a great way to be healthy, but the walking must have helped, as it was only later that I started packing on the pounds. Unfortunately, the bad habit of eating fast continued. I have to work at it all the time! Great blog and insight on your part. Hugs!! emoticon

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AEROBISAURUS 10/28/2013 9:22AM

    emoticon Good luck!

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SMITTY4RL 10/28/2013 7:52AM

    I've heard a lot of good things about the Beck diet--good luck!

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ZRIE014 10/28/2013 12:59AM

  keep it up

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PREACHERLADY565 10/28/2013 12:58AM

  You are really doing well on your journey

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/28/2013 12:47AM

    That was an interesting experiment.My husband tends to eat fast because of being in the military sometimes they eat on the side of a tank or wherever so I am consciously trying to slow him down.I am going to try that.

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MSHEL7 10/28/2013 12:45AM

    Sounds like a lovely family day. What a wonderful experiment, I love it and may try it myself. I especially like the timer for your meal, as I tend to eat in 10 min. or less.

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