When I am stuck inside during a thunderstorm, I pull out a book and read. I love to watch the storm pass by, so I grab a hot cup of coffee or hot tea, relax on the couch with my favorite book and enjoy the time I have.
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I reward myself every day I workout with a hot bath. The real treat is that I only use my nice shower gels when I do a workout. The heat soothes my sore muscles and I get at least 2 glasses of ice, cold water when I am in there and it is a great time to read, reflect on the day, or meditate on scripture.
I plan out everything I do, chores, homework, workout, cooking and so on, including what I'm going to eat. I do better when I know what I'm supposed to be doing. I right out the week every Sunday, tape in appt. cards, work everything around work and don't be so strickt I don't leave time for friends.
It helps to color in your time slots, makes it easier to read in a hurry
Increase your food volume, be more satisfied & lose weight
Choose foods that have a high water content (fruits, vegetables, low-fat milk, cooked grains, lean meats, poultry, fish, beans) to increase satisfaction.
My favorite example is to compare two sandwiches, one with 4-5 oz sliced turkey and 1 oz cheese; one with 2-3 oz sliced turkey, a sliced tomato, 1 cup of fresh spinach, and 1 cup of sprouts. The sandwich with less protein and filled with veggies has less calories, more volume and will be more satisfying. Enjoy!
A great book to read on this subject is "The Volumetrics Weight Control Plan: Feel Full on Fewer Calories" by Barbara Rolls and Robert A Barnett (2000)
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