STOP AND THINK Each time before I select something to eat I am asking myself these 3 questions before the food goes from my hand into my mouth. 1. Is this a healthy choice? why? 2. Am I hungry? or am I just thirsty? 3. Did I plan to eat this today or am I choosing this on a whim?
I think often I just select and eat without any thinking at all. And when I don't think about it, how can I even remember to write it down. I am hoping that STOPPING and THINKING will help me on the road to good health.
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I've put one simple question on my cupboards and fridge : Are you really hungry? It's very efficient for eliminating careless snacking and to promote conscious eating... Plus, it's a great conversation starter for guests that come over!
I eat a small snack or meal every 2-3 hours without exceeding my caloric limit for the day. I'm never hungry so I'm not tempted to over-eat. It was hard to get used to the smaller more frequent meals because I felt self-conscious as an over-weight person eating frequently and because I always have associated dieting with deprivation. Once I realized the impact this was having on my success, I got over the self-conscious feelings and got rid of the guilt.
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