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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

A teammate posted this advice from Chantell Johnson (from Extreme Weight Loss): “To those seeking nutrition advice from me... This is my answer. Stop worrying about what you should eat and start worrying about what you ARE eating. Self reflection goes a LONG WAY!!! Looking at WHAT you are consuming might be all of the "dieting" you need... #FoodForThought” :

The comment regarding “worry about what you ARE eating” caught my attention. I do tend to spend a lot of time thinking about what I should be eating, but sometimes that may be a way of procrastinating dealing with what I am actually doing, ex: “tomorrow I will avoid all carbs, so tonight I will read all about the perfect diet plan (while scarfing junk food)” I especially like #4 & #6 (I’m intrigued with what #5 might have been ;-) !) I would probably add for myself “no eating in front of TV/PC,” and “you don’t have to eat it just because it is there” (thinking about food set out at a party/gathering).

In my last blog I talked about obstacles, and being upset that weight loss seems to be an “either/or” situation for me: avoid restaurants, social situations, etc OR gain weight. Now, I’m thinking, maybe it is a simpler situation. Maybe I need to look at changing some basic BAD HABITS before I place too much blame on the situation? I know plenty of thin people – some even in my social group – who don’t hold back when they enjoy a restaurant, or enjoy a glass of wine every day, etc… I suspect that they remain thin because of their other habits. When I observe them, I notice a lack of everyday snacking, small portions (or food left on their plate), a general, every-day avoidance of “naughty foods,” and no grazing.

This week I intend to take Chantell’s advice and do more self reflection and see if I can’t work on changing bad habits.
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  • SARIC3
    I think #10 is funny. How is this list going?

    Where is #5?
    1553 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Great list!
    1560 days ago
    I too suffer from "either/or" syndrome, and would rather avoid restaurants and social events than learn to tackle them sensibly. The thin DO eat differently than we do, but we can learn their ways and sneak into their ranks!! emoticon
    1565 days ago
  • LETHA_
    Great post. How many times have I munched on cookies while reading about the latest diet research. Procrastination has gotten me into many a tight fix.
    1565 days ago
  • KAZZIE531
    Great list Holly.....It's always the "Mindless Eating" that gets us in trouble. Extremely great advise.
    Mindless eating = convenience=laziness=no weight loss
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    1565 days ago
    Great blog!! Great advice!! Thanks so much for taking the time to share it with us!! emoticon emoticon
    1565 days ago
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