Fleeing the Wildfire
Yesterday, we were given mandatory evacuation orders (on very short notice) because a wildfire driven by high winds had sprung up quite close to us. I spent the day madly throwing irreplaceables, portable valuables, food and clothing, into t... Read more
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As reported in Real Age (by Dr. Oz), eating half a grapefruit daily also has a minor beneficial effect on the metabolism.
Then of course, there are its other beneficial nutrients...
(and it is LC! About 10 g carb [fiber d... Read more
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Eat hot peppers and even bell peppers. Both contain chemicals that will help increase your metabolism temporarily.... Read more
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Instead of saying "I can't," replace it with "I wish." Frame what you say and even think, in the POSITIVE form.... Read more
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90% of learning is unconscious. You learn primarily through using your EYES, unconsiously. Put up visual reminders of your goals EVERYWHERE! Let it sink in effortlessly.... Read more
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Try not to eat after 7. Think: no food 3 hours before bedtime. At least, NO carbohydrates of any kind; they are the worst!
Why, you ask? Because you are human. Just like everybody else, your body follows a daily pattern. Your cortisol ... Read more
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Recognize that what you tell yourself is a “story”. Challenge yourself to tell yourself a different story. Ask yourself: what outcome will make me feel better after I do it?
Examples: Did you just tell yourself that you are hungry... Read more
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What do YOU have to do to quit the ‘Clean Plate Club”? Figure it out!
If YOU did not put it on your plate, YOU do NOT HAVE TO eat it all, right then, at one sitting. This goes for home and for restaurants! No, no one ships your... Read more
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You will not do your best to improve yourself unless you feel self-worth and have respect for yourself.
Stop the negative-speak! Give yourself pep talks, remind yourself why people like you, and rethink accomplishments often. Keeping a j... Read more
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Be the life of the party or your dinner table! At mealtimes, entertain with jokes & stories, discuss current events… You’ll eat less because you’re talking. Just be sure to ALWAYS quit eating when your friends quit eating.
This has ... Read more
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Don’t SEE a heaping plate of food and you won’t EAT a heaping plateful! Serve yourself in the kitchen and then go to the dining table. Don't put serving dishes on the dining table.
It will help you become more aware of how much you ar... Read more
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Count plain yogurt as 8 carbs/cup, not 12.... Read more
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Research shows that “eating” your water increases satiety better than drinking your water. In other words, if you have to use a knife, fork, or spoon to eat it, chose THAT food! Preferentially consume soup, salad, melon, tomato, etc.
I... Read more
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Satisfy with salad first. Most effective for controlling calories is eating a large portion of "low calorie" salad before the main entrée (by 12%!). Try a 100-calorie salad. Enjoy 2 cups of a low-calorie lettuce and veggies, such as Romaine or... Read more
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Tips to Stay Full Longer
Beat Hunger and Boost Satisfaction
-- By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian
No doubt about it, hunger is unpleasant. In fact, it can be downright embarrassing when your tummy grumbles for your atten... Read more