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Eat Sitting Down

This is an easy one for me. I have conquered the urge to eat on the go quite awhile ago. My biggest challenge is to eat without distractions and to make my meals last 20 minutes while chewing and thinking about my food. -- Working on this.




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I am just catching up with everything and trying to get my post in.
I have read the lesson before about sitting down to eat.
I think I am good at this one as my DH and I always eat together.
Of course snacking is hit and miss but I am working on sitting every time. emoticon

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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Just prepared my lunch with no tasting or snacking. DH suggested that we go out for lunch, but I said Id rather eat at home where I could more easily control what I ate and how it was prepared. Homemade chicken/rice/vegetable soup with some left-over roastd chicken.

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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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3/5/18 2:09 A

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What a timely reminder to get back to sitting down while eating -- how had I gotten away from this good habit? Today, I ate every meal, every bite, while sitting down. No nibbling or tasting. No snacking on the run. Back on track...

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I read this late in the evening yesterday. I don't think I sat down at the table all day yesterday. Sometimes I sit on the couch when watching tv. I would like to break that habit. Problem is that I let stuff stack up on the table, and it's not exactly the best place to try to sit down.

I want this habit of not sitting at the table to stop. Decluttering and sitting down to eat go hand in had for me.

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Thankfully this has become a habit over time.

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I took this very seriously today, and it turned out to be a lot harder than I thought. I thought that I had more or less kicked the standing while eating habit, but I found myself picking on lettuce while making a salad, struggling not to eat little pieces of chicken from a carcass, and eating a PB sandwich on the run. I successfully conquered all of those urges. But I did have two rum and cokes while I talked to people at a memorial gathering (no food, though). I am a little ambivalent about the drinks. I did not go overboard and it did ease a situation that was difficult. It may be a question of priorities.

This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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I rarely eat when I am not sitting down, but just did it tonight. emoticon
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I added .25 oz of unplanned walnuts to my dessert . I keep them in the freezer, and upon taking them out, I found myself eating one before I sat down.
I really have to relax when eating; eating standing up in the kitchen is not relaxing and not as enjoyable.

But I must say that in general, this lesson has become a habit.

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3/3/18 6:39 P

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Eating sitting down was a challenge for me but I have turned it into a habit. The only exception may be when I trying to get out early in the morning whereby I'm sitting however, I'm in my office checking emails or Sparking.



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Thank you for the GoogleDoc, Jeanne!
I tried to write down the instructions how to post a link so that it turns into a blue hyperlink for Tweety and all who want to link in their blogs.
But when I posted, my text turned into hyperlink and didn't show the instructions : (
Check it out, very helpful!
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Gosh, this is a hard one for me. In school, I grew up with the fact that the faster you ate, the more recess you got. I got a lot of recess, lol. I'm not saying that's my reason for eating while standing up, but you get in a certain mindset even when the world *isn't collapsing* and it becomes an ingrained habit. How many meals have I eaten and not really enjoyed? Too many, I'm afraid. Here's to being mindful (and aware)!

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Eat sitting down - and be mindful of eating - these are big issues to work on. I tend to eat breakfast and lunch and snacks while at the counter. I also tend to be reading or watching tv or cooking or something else while eating.

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Oh my how I have resisted this rule. My first time reading it I cringed and thought "no way, no how! Give up my beloved samples at Costco and Trader Joe's?" emoticon

I know now that as hard as it is to follow that it is a good rule. Even partially following it has saved me countless unwanted calories. It has strengthened my eating awareness and given me more power over food. I choose to no longer eat any samples. I am closer to carefully limiting what I eat when standing up and to choosing what I will eat and then sitting down to enjoy every bite. emoticon

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This behavior of sitting down AND not doing any thing else while eating mindfully ... is a major, major contributor to my success of losing 100 pounds.

And not following these simple rules ... is a major contributor to me re-cycling 30ish pounds.
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At Kriszta's request I am posting a link to a google document entitled Encoding Live Links. The examples used were for the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team and is addressed to a couple of the leaders from that team.

But, disregarding that detail, the general information applies to any team.

Wishing everyone the best with the March Beck Trek!

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This is the toughest one for me to follow! I write down everything I eat but I do eat standing up in the kitchen all the time. We can’t fit a table in our little kitchen so I eat standing up when I am home alone.

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I sit down for meals but do multi tasking, like right now....eating breakfast at my desk on the computer. emoticon

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Oh, Susan_CDN! I'm picturing a little party at Costco's patio display with a bunch of us BDS people enjoying our Costco samples while sitting down. TOO funny! If the Costo samples aren't in your food plan for the day, best to skip them. You'll forget about them after you get to the next aisle anyway, right?

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Blog with some relevant points about Day 3:


www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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My Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!

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I still struggle with this one. My hand is faster than my brain, but I'm working on it!



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I thought I was pretty good at eating sitting down, but after re-reading Day 3, I realize I still have some work to do. Do you think Costco would mind if I gathered up all free samples and ate them at the patio table display? Then again, maybe I should be skipping the free samples altogether.

Combining eating sitting down with mindful eating is a big challenge...but I'll leave that for Day 5.

Like others have said, while re-reading the BDS book I am becoming aware of things I guess I had skipped over or not focused on before. Day 3 - the importance of being visually, psychologically satisfied by seeing your food spread out in front of you. Instead of sitting down to eat my clementine orange, then going to get my cereal and sitting down to eat that, then going to get a yogurt and sitting down to eat that, I put all three on the table in front of me and it looked like a lot of food. I ate the clementine and the cereal, was satisfied by that and returned the yogurt to the fridge to have later. I did feel it made a difference to see everything spread out in front of me. And I feel I have stayed satisfied longer than I usually do after breakfast.

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Sometimes this feels like an impossible task, but I am making the commitment to sit down EVERY SINGLE TIME I eat something!

I have to admit that I briefly wondered if it could be possible to cook while sitting down to avoid the temptation of tasting food while standing ;)

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Interesting! I will be vigilant about this. I bet I eat quite a number of calories standing up, especially while preparing dinners.

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Eat Sitting Down - may sound easy, as most of us eat our meals sitting down.
But this chapter is about Not Eating Anything While Standing Up.
Instead, we should notice every bite we put in our mouth - and sit down to eat it.
First, to notice.
Second, to take our time and actually enjoy it.

At my first reading this is where dr. Beck got my complete undivided attention,
because as soon as I started Eating Everything Sitting Down, I started to lose weight.And I felt hunger more often.
First I didn't understand.
How come? I ate the same meals as before!
I realized I had eaten at least 3-400 calories worth standing up, in the kitchen, while preparing food, or randomly between meals.

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Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 3/3/2018 (07:15)
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-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Here is my take on today's lesson:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journa
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Sorry, but I can't seem to get it to be blue highlighted.

Edited by: TWEETYX2 at: 3/3/2018 (05:30)
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Okay, I have to give an update from my rebellious attitude when I read Day 3. Lol

I tried it and I like it! Once in awhile I'll eat something standing up and then realize it right away...but the biggest change for me came on Day 5 when I combined sitting down with eating mindfully...which for me means put down the phone, get off the computer and switch my environment for the meal...for me it means to eat outside on the porch or patio. That is the only way I stop seeing all the other tasks I could be doing while eating!

I eat and put down my utensil and maybe pick up a book in between bites (that's usually when I do my Beck reading) then I put the book down and eat another bite. It is definitely more relaxing than eating in a hurry and getting that weird rushed feeling in the pit of my stomach! Today it was so quiet while I was sitting in my little spot on the porch that I looked up to see what was making this tiny noise and it was a squirrel in a tree about 30 feet away eating a pecan! I look forward to these quiet moments in my day....love, love, love it! My apologies to the Beck book for resisting the idea at first!

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I think the key message is to really not eat anything standing up, not one single bite,
and to notice every bite.
I ate a few meals truly doing nothing, just eating and it was a great learning experience... but after that I too read and Spark while eating - just notice and enjoy every bite.

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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
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-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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I'm kind of rebelling at the Day 3 instruction lol... I really do eat while sitting down almost 100% of the time...but I do eat in front of the computer logging food on sparkpeople, etc or while watching tv sometimes in the evening ....which I suppose isnt really what is meant even tho I'm sitting down! However, I do log everything that goes into my mouth so I am aware. I suppose I do a version of Day 3. If I find staying in my maintenance weight range becomes a problem, I will need to revisit this.

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Eating while sitting takes a lot of effort. It is worth it, will continue trying.

Eating meals at a table instead of in front of TV is what I am working on more right now.

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I started a "reminders" card and this is first on the list. I am pretty good at sitting while eating, but only because I learned this my first time reading Beck (I did the first two weeks but never finished). This is an important skill for me to practice; I have to choose to not let my busy-ness interfere with my weight loss progress. We are all busy, after all, but we can all find the time to eat mindfully while sitting down.

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Created a response card to encourage sitting down while eating. Still working on a reminder system, but did sit down every time for eating. This didn't appear to be that difficult in the beginning but did catch myself while dividing the remains of dinner into lunch-size containers finishing the last spoonful in the pan standing up.

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I think this one is an easy one for me, but I catch myself throwing a fast bite of my kids food in my mouth.

Forcing yourself to eat every bite while sitting makes me focus on what I am eating and "forcing" myself to enjoy it, instead of not thinking about it.



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This was HUGE in my recent success of peeling off 56ish pounds.

I sit for every eating event, eat mindfully and s-l-o-w-l-y and don't do anything but ... eat. OK ... we have the TV on. But no phone, no computer, no reading a book, no, no, no!!!

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Eating only while sitting has been a major factor in my Beck success. At first, I didn't think it was a problem but discovered that (after I became aware of it) I consumed a few hundred calories even though they were "healthy" food. Occasionally, I slip up usually when I am grabbing a snack like a banana or apple. I also need to resist the urge to eat in front of the TV or at my desk while working on the computer.



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It is easy for me to slip up on this one without noticing at first. When I went through the pink book the first time, I caught myself filling my face and had to run over to the table to finish eating whatever I started nibbling on. So the point of becoming aware of how often I snitched bites of food was quite clear.

Perhaps I'm not following the "letter of the law" so to speak, but after going twice through the book and playing by the rules, I decided it is better for me to eat my healthy, pre-packed lunch while standing at my work station so that I can use my lunch hour for a workout. I make a concerted effort to pay attention to every bite that goes in my mouth, though.

I would not recommend breaking the rules the first time through, however, and I decided to make this modification after a very careful examination of my situation.

I still have stretches where this is a hefty challenge, but would give myself a B+ on this one most of the time.

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"Eat sitting = No eating while standing."
Created reminder system - I actually wrote an "S" on my index finger so if I reach for something to snitch while standing I will see it and stop.
Sat while eating - even at lunch since I ate at home today.

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This one is very hard for me, and I have to remember that it's persistence and not perfection that matters most. For example, I live alone and eat most of my meals in the living room, at the couch. Is that ideal? No, I should be at the dining room table, fully mindful of my food. However, at least I've prepared a meal, plated it, and am sitting down to eat it! Baby steps -

Another time that is an issue for me is lunch at work; I bring my lunch and eat at my desk while doing other things. Certainly not focused on my meal - BUT - I have prepared a healthy lunch, portions are appropriate and I'm sitting down to eat.

I'll work on my response cards tonight - read my ARC several times today.

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EAT SITTING DOWN...very hard for me. Or, rather, I am very lazy regarding this. I tend to eat breakfast (if I eat) and lunch at the kitchen counter, while watching TV, reading, going thru mail, making my to do lists, checking email, etc. I am very NOT mindful of eating. I do believe this is my biggest hurdle in my weight loss journey.

I am behind in my response cards. Time to get to those.

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Beck Day 3 Eat Sitting Down

Eat sitting down is important because you absolutely need to be conscious of everything you put in your mouth. This is where underestimating what we eat every day takes place and can make the difference in calories to thinking we are in a weight-losing range and we are actually not.

Many dieters have told Beck that learning to eat sitting down was KEY to success in losing weight and maintaining. If Beck states a key point, I pay extra attention.

I do taste food when I prepare meals to make sure the seasoning is right. I also drink standing up while preparing meals, I think drinking before a meal helps to be optimally hydrated and to quell appetite. I drink low-calorie beverages unsweetened tea (green or rooibos) (sometimes with milk), kombucha and water before meals and during the day.

When I feel like eating standing, Im going to take that as a cue that I need to be conscious of what I am eating and stick to the plan and not overeat. I will drink something instead.

Im going to remind myself to sit down when I eat by committing to eating only at meals, no snacking, and I always eat my meals sitting down with DH, we are very traditional that way. It fits with our dairy farmer lifestyle.

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1- I read my Advantages Response Card at least twice I read other response cards as needed N/A
2- I created a Response Card to encourage myself to remember to sit while eating - Yes
3- I created a reminder system so Ill remember to sit while eating Yes
4- I sat down when I ate - Yes
Every time Most of the time yes Some of the time
If I am going to be perfectly honest, I reserve the right to taste food as I prepare meals to make sure the seasoning is right. No extra nibbling.



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I am really working on sitting down while eating and doing it together with DH.
I am also working on cutting up the food in smaller pieces so it takes longer to eat.

This one needs work because of working all the time and trying to rush a half hour or so lunch plus errands always made me a speed eater.

I read my ARCs
I read other cards as needed
I created a reminder to sit and eat
I sat down while I ate breakfast and lunch

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I thought I had this one licked until I discovered today preparing breakfast that I was licking the spoon when I was dishing myself some yogurt! oops! I will pay attention more because every bite counts!

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Same here: I would have said that I always eat sitting down, but thanks to this group thread, I noticed that this morning I wanted to check my breakfast smoothie to know if it was smooth enough and was tempted to have a lick in the kitchen. Instead, begrudgingly,I poured some in a glass and tested it sitting at the dining room table.
And then, after I had finished it, when I wanted to clean the blender, I had a lick before i even realized what I was doing.
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I would have said that I already do eat everything sitting down, but -

I just found myself eating trail mix last night in our hotel room as I passed back and forth waiting for my turn to get into the bathroom to get ready for bed!

Guess I have some work to do on this and need to pay better attention.

ARC read this morning!

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Eat sitting down for me is taking on a new meaning today. In the past eating while sitting still meant multitasking. But, to eat while sitting down should really mean that is the one task to do and nothing else.

I remember as a child, we always sat together as a family whenever we ate. There was none of the grab and go that goes on today.

This should be a challenge for me.No more samples at the grocery store and no eating in the car. Sitting down while eating means I'll have to plan when I eat and focus on the one task on hand.

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Day 3 - Eat Sitting Down

For the "most" part I eat my meals sitting down. My husband and I have breakfast, lunch and dinner together and we eat at the table. Reading through the chapter however does point out that there are plenty of times when I am not sitting. This includes eating samples at Costco, eating chips or some sort of snack in the car, and taking a nibble (particularly fruit or chips) when plating food for a meal. I can nibble a cracker here or there and then when I set the plate on the table expect to eat the same amount as everyone else. This is not good and I'm only fooling myself. Today I started to eat a boiled egg over the sink and I caught myself. I got a napkin and sat on the couch and enjoyed the snack. I am going to make a concerted effort to catch myself and only eat sitting down.

Update - This continues to be an area I need to work on. I find if I "let" myself have a bite while cooking or preparing food that it sets me up for continuing the undesirable behavior. Just say "NO"!


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I thought had "eat sitting down", well down. However, as I really tuned in to what I do, this is an issue.
My sabotaging thought: it doesn't matter...this little bit...this little taste. Mu response card: it all matters...every single bite.

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Day Three. I thought I had this down pat the first time I did the BDS and reached my most aspirational weight goal (17 pounds ago). However, I got in the habit of eating breakfast on the sofa in the living room. Sitting down, yes. But not at all mindful about eating. It was so easy to get sloppy and fall into bad eating habits. I am surprised actually at how easy. Reading Pink again with the group brings back the wonderful sensation of my past weight loss success. I had gotten out of the habit of the daily to do list too. The good news is I have so much room for improvement.


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Yes, tricky and so effective once we commit to eating every bite sitting down. When I go through a period of time where I am slipping, eating while standing is happening often.

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This Day is tricky!
Notice it is not only about eating all meals sitting down - it is about eating every single bite sitting down. If I want to pop a bite of cheese or tortilla chips in my mouth, or want to eat a slice of bread while cooking... fine, but go sit down first and be aware of what I'm doing!

My post became quite long, do I make a blog of it:
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Created new Response Card about eating sitting down, and read my Advantages Response Card twice.

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I always eat sitting down--in front of the TV. ne Going to be a hard habit to break.

I am a taste test cook and with a little practice know I can break that habit. The only place I've ever eaten those samples people push on us to entice us to buy is at one particular supermarket. I just recently started that so for sure I can stop that in a heartbeat.

This is a good chapter for me to reread frequently.

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Eat sitting down: this I learned early on with BDS and it "stuck" ; it is rarely a problem. But upon rereading that chapter I became more aware again of sometimes eating a few bites at the supermarket, which, actually happens only very rarely. So this is the one thing I have to eliminate. Eating sitting down is actually more enjoyable than eating mindlessly, standing.
Rereading Beck for the third or fourth time now makes me aware of what I have learned, and the importance of practicing it.

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~Day 3 Eat sitting down - Important Step- Although I lost weight making healthy choices, I still eat with the distraction of Netflix. I'll be more visually satisfied sitting at the table with the TV off. Plus keep a record of intake with laptop or pen to paper.~ Make the most of every bite~

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I am on day 3 and it had not been easy to be deliberate to Eat Sitting Down. I am ok watching the things I put in my mouth during the day but when I am cooking dinner is quite challenging. I really have talk myself out of this constant tasting and leaking, I will start being more conscious and I hope it helps.

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~Day 3 Important Step- Although I lost weight making healthy choices, I still have a problem with eating in front of TV watching Netflix. Working on being Mindful of every bite so I don't say to myself, "I want more," then eat mindlessly when I'm already full. I'll be more visually satisfied with the TV off. ~ Make the most of every bite~

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This is really a very helpful chapter!
After I stopped eating standing up, I mean, never, I realized that I used to eat 3-400 calories standing up, unnoticed or forgotten immediately,
Also noticed that almost all overeating episodes started with eating a few unplanned bites standing.
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This has been a challenge for me lately. emoticon I usually eat my meals at the table. But my healthy snacks are standing up. i don't usually eat them, lately, at the table because they are quick eats, like cream of wheat with soy milk in the afternoon. I usually have this as an afternoon snack. I don't go over my calorie allotment for the day either when i do that...I may have to re-read the chapter.. emoticon

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Forgot to check in yesterday, but did sit down to eat every meal/snack. I don't eat standing up very often, so not a big challenge for me. I learned to plate everything and sit down to eat while following WeightWatchers, and the habit has stuck with me.

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Good thinking!
This Day was an eye opener for me.
Once I started to really eat every bite sitting, that is, no bites standing, I realized I ate quite many bites standing... actually they added up to 3-400 calories per day!
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Not a problem for me either. I always sit at the table but I might grab a few bites as I am making it. It is small but it is something I am willing to stop.

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Sitting down to eat isn't my problem. My problem is I tend to watch TV or read while I eat. I'm going to focus on eating without distractions.

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This hasn't been a problem for me in the past, but over the last few months, I find myself eating in the car on the way to work. And on the way home, I usually snack on something I have left over from lunch. Weird, because I never used to do that...this chapter really point that out for me. Yikes.

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Not usually a problem for me: Mom said that only animals eat while standing, but yesterday I was rush, rush, rushing and caught myself eating like an animal--had to really force myself to SIT! 8-)

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