Feeling Full But You Think You Want Seconds.... Use The 1-10 Scale!
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I like the idea of judging my fullness after a meal using a scale: 1= I'm staving and need to eat immediately to 10= Thanksgiving meal full (in which I feel the need to take a nap). My goal is to eat to a 6- I'm not stuffed but very satisfied with my meal portion. If I want seconds, I think where I am going to end up on that scale. If I'm at a 5 but having seconds would put me at an 8, then I'm done eating. Feeling too full is a terrible feeling so this system prevents that from happening!!
This secret was adopted from my husband after he read some material introducing this fullness scale. It works wonders!!
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I have been keeping a second bathroom scales in the kitchen. Every time I think I want a snack I step on the scales. I bought a second hand, retro-looking scales at the thrift store and it looks comical in the kitchen, but I like it that way. Life's too short. It's working for me so far.
Maybe some Sparkers might want to keep the scales in the dining room or living room. I cook so most of my food is in the kitchen. Just a thought.
Every time I get up from my computer to go to the restroom, I do intervals of 20 seconds jumping jacks,10 seconds rest; 20 seconds high knees, 10 seconds rest; 20 seconds jump rope followed by 10 seconds rest. And finally, I do 20 squats or 20 wall pushups. It wakes me up and allows me to add a few extra fitness minutes into my day. It really adds up.
I used to think that if I ate healthy, I would get into the habit of eating healthy and it would "become second nature." But now I think it isn't the healthy eating that becomes second nature. It is the vigilance, creating healthy opportunities, insisting on healthy options, bringing your own snacks and lunch to work, modifying orders in restaurants, etc. that becomes second nature. What becomes second nature is putting your health first and doing what it takes to maximize it.
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