Monday, September 07, 2015
I don't know about you, but I don't just banish food from my life when I'm trying to lose weight. Chocolate, cheese doodles, sugary cereals... I still enjoy them. Definitely not everyday, and when I do eat them it's in moderation.
There's a trick I learned years ago that I had forgotten about until recently. And that's to take little, itty bitty bites of food you're "treating" yourself to, and to chew every bite as much as possible.
Take a look at this little chocolate I've got. It's a Delish Mini S'mores. It has a layer of graham cracker, a marshmallow and of course it's all covered in chocolate. So good!! The serving size is 2 of these bad boys for 140 calories. I know, I could pop the whole thing in my mouth and eat it like that, but I usually take 2 bites to eat one. Then I eat another. And I'm still not satisfied so another, and another....I'm sure you see where this is going. So I started employing the itty bitty bite strategy, and I was surprised at what a difference it makes. So far I'm good with just one. If I do eat a second one, it's usually hours later in the day, because I don't want a second one immediately afterwards.
I was able to eat that little chocolate in 15 bites. I took my time and chewed every bite as much as I could, and I wasn't distracted by tv or anything. I just focused on what I was eating and enjoying it.
I hope this little trick helps some of you on your weight loss journey! Have a wonderful Labor Day!