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I knew that...

Saturday, April 05, 2014

I've always felt like I have a small appetite. I don't overeat at mealtimes, unless of course there is something extra wonderful that I just want to keep on enjoying the flavor of. Then, at night, I'd sit around in front of my computer (even though I made a strict rule against this!) and snack. Yes, "My name is Linda and I'm a Snacker."

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I read long ago that you can actually fail at weight loss if you don't eat enough. Wow. Fancy that. This is no secret and it should have dawned on me that my inability to lose any weight no matter what I did could actually have a reasonable explanation.

emoticon Once the light bulb over the old noggin finally lit up, I decided to test this theory out. The idea was to eat a bigger breakfast and lunch and light dinner. Also, I needed to enlarge my servings of vegetables. Not the starchy kind, but the salad kind. I found that I wasn't really all that hungry at dinner time and had no trouble eating a smaller meal. The plan was to try it for a couple of weeks and see if I could manage to lose one pound. That was my goal. One pound.

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At the end of the those two weeks, I not only lost that one pound. I lost two! It worked! The other exciting thing that happened is, I kicked my snacking habit. I am so full of my meals, with lots of veggies that I don't even want anything else. Every now and then a might grab a few nuts, but I don't overdo the nuts. I am so excited and encouraged.

Now I've lost 4 pounds and I think I may be really onto something. Sad thing is, this information wasn't anything that I didn't already know. I can only say, "I knew that."


So, if you're a snacker and you have trouble losing any weight, give it a try. Add a little something to your meals and make sure that you're eating enough. You may even be able to kick the snacking habit in the process.

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    Thanks for the tips, I need them. Victoria
    2038 days ago
    My problem has always been not eating enough too. For years and years it was my natural inclination to eat one meal each day around dinner time. I wasn't a big snacker, but that one meal would either be full of starchy fried food and thousands of calories or something lighter and healthier that wouldn't be enough calories to run my basic metabolism. I've come to call it the Sumo Wrestler diet. My body was constantly in starvation mode and holding on desperately to any bit of fat it could find. I'm much better now. I still have a way to go but at the very least I always start the day with breakfast. emoticon emoticon
    2050 days ago
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