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The secret to losing and maintaining....

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I've got it. Are you ready? The secret to weight loss success is to.....only eat at the table without any distractions. That means no TV, no music, no reading & no stressful conversation. Think about it. What percent of the food you eat is eaten at the table? If you're like most people it's not much. What types of foods do you choose when you do sit down to a meal? Probably healthier foods than you'd choose if you were snacking on the couch, eating in a hurry as you rush out the door, dashboard dining, etc. Give it a try for a day. Allow yourself to eat whatever you want but do it seated at the table focused on the food and only the food. If you cannot find time in your day to sit down and enjoy a meal then maybe it's time to evaluate how you choose to spend your time because you do have choices.
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    ah, I remember the days when all food was eaten at the table unless you were on a picnic. I always prefer to do it now but sometimes a sandwich sneaks it's way towards the armchair.
    Those of us of a certain age will remember "you may not leave the table until your plate is cleared", that got us into overeating in the first place, lol. Life goes full circle and we are encouraged to eat our greens and no pudding till the dinner is gone.
    thank you for sharing your secret, it made me smile.
    best wishes, Sandra
    3707 days ago
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    That is hilarious and true! I don't have a table because I have a small apartment but in the evenings I eat only what I have journaled and if dinner is big, usually nothing after. Anything that works if a great idea.
    3708 days ago
  • WTRFW55
    Good Suggestions, most people nibble while sitting in front of the TV and have no idea how much they eat.
    3708 days ago
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