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Habits - Part 2

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Habits are hard things to set and hard to break. If you have one that you don't want it can be difficult to break it, especially if you ahve had it for a long time. If you are trying to set one, it can be just as hard. I am trying to break the habit of not putting my fork (or spoon) down between bytes. I have been doing this as long as I remember. I am able to do this for a few bytes each meal but not for the entire meal. I need to work harder on this and find some new way to get this to work. I watch my husband and notice that he does this and eats slower than me, but I have not yet got it down yet.

I am trying to get in the habit of recording everything I eat daily. I as still having a problem with this since if I skip a meal, it is easy to skip the rest of the week. I have to start over again and get back in sync. It seems like two steps forward and one back and then start over again.
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    I do this as well and it took a while to get used to it. Sometimes I forget to put the knife and fork down but don't add food to the fork until I have swallowed, so I am still eating slower. You will get there.
    Recording what I eat here is hard so I use a small notebook that way it is by my side and I can record what I eat.
    Yes New Habits are hard to form emoticon emoticon
    1802 days ago
    1805 days ago
    Oh, Jo Ann, I know all about the 2 steps forward, 1 step back!!

    What if you bought a pck of cheap stickers i.e. stars emoticon hearts emoticon shamrocks emoticon etc. that were small (maybe the size of the bed of your thumbnail) and wrote on 'em pfd (put fork down) or something like that, to stick on the side of your plate where you normally hold your fork? While you eat, you *see* the visual there to help reinforce your plans.

    Do you just write down the food or record the calories too? I've heard that there is another way to watch our body's food intake without obsessing with the numbers game of it all. I shared a link over on a few TDRs to: Rewire Your Brain for Weight Loss (Part V): Stop Counting Calories. I also saw that this is how Paul McKenna teaches too.

    Good Luck on Phase 3, Monday!! ::hugs::
    1805 days ago
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