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.