I focus on the 10 healthy habits which are emphasized in the Shrink Yourself online program but are barely addressed in the book.
I track my nutrition with Dietpower www.dietpower.com
. I focus on eating nutrient dense foods and getting all my nutritional needs met. I don't have a set calorie range, but often eat between 1600 to 1900 calories, which I plan to do for the rest of my life for life extension purposes, unless I get unhealthily skinny. I use the tracking to keep me mindful and paying strict attention to whether my hunger is emotional or physical. If it's physical, I eat. If it's emotional, I look for ways to more directly address the emotional need.
I also use some aspects of "The Gabriel Method" (which theorizes that your body tried to make you eat more if you are not giving it the things it needs.) So I supplement with Omega 3 essential fatty acids (fish oil), take vitamin D3 and a multi-vitamin and minerals. I particularly try include fresh, live, raw food (like fresh produce or sprouts) with every meal or snack).
I have set food policies including not doing anything else while eating. I only sip water while watching TV or at the movies for example.
I exercise 6 days a week, gradually trying new things to make exercise fun. Currently I am trying out almost every class available at my gym, in addition to playing tennis, trying Nordic walking, learning yoga, and some other things. My emphasis lately is on learning body awareness and continuing to build my ability to listen to my body, not so much on calorie burning anymore.
I also have worked on building active skills to combat anxiety, including HeartMath and meditation. I also regularly listen to self hypnosis CD's which help keep me bouncing back easily. It is just so much easier not to want sweets and carbs, than it is to fight off the cravings for them.
Edited by: SUSANHKS at: 10/27/2010 (21:59)
SW 8/1/08 229.
| current weight: 153.0