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Day 24 of 100
Sunday, December 18, 2011      0 comments

Eat for Satisfaction If you're determined you want to appreciate flavors, work on getting satisfaction from your food, not guilt or remorse. Don't eat large amounts but truly savor it and be totally aware when you are eating it. Let your... Read more
Day 23 of 100
Sunday, December 18, 2011      1 comments

Savoring Today she talks about savoring your food to increase your awareness and appreciation of it. She suggests eating an Andes chocolate mint in 6 bites to truly savor the taste, texture, and smell of it and then see if you are satisfie... Read more
Day 22 of 100
Friday, December 16, 2011      0 comments

Multi-task with Food As we covered yesterday, I do this a lot with reading but I stink on doing it while engaged in conversation. We need to be able to divide our attention between food and whatever else we are doing effectively enough tha... Read more
Weekend SAC Challenge
Friday, December 16, 2011      0 comments

It's An Almost Anything Goes challenge. List 5 things to do each day from Fri-Mon and get them done. They can be diet, exercise, or life related. I thought I'd post mine here. I'm working the exercise back in with these but didn't put do... Read more
Day 21 of 100
Thursday, December 15, 2011      0 comments

Eating with Awareness This is like a trick question for me. I used to be the world's slowest eater because I just didn't care enough about eating and conversation was much more enjoyable. My family got on my case constantly because I was ... Read more
Day 20 of 100
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      0 comments

Half-off Special This is a great concept. When you aren't the one in charge of prepping the meals and serving sizes, it's a lot harder to monitor your food intake. She recommends eating half of what you normally would and then waiting (sh... Read more
Day 19 of 100
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      0 comments

Eat Reasonable Amounts Today it's all about learning to better estimate your serving sizes. I admit, I'm rubbish at this. I've been getting better but I find that I do the best when I weigh and measure everything. I know about what my usu... Read more
Day 18 of 100
Monday, December 12, 2011      0 comments

Retrain Eating Habits This is about retraining yourself to no longer be part of the Clean Plate Club. Since I'm kind of over that, I've instead been working more on making sure that I have the right amount on my plate to start with.... Read more
Day 17 of 100
Monday, December 12, 2011      0 comments

Stop Wasting Food Ahhhh...the Clean Plate Club. How many of us belong to it? There are so many reasons behind it from what we were taught as children to not wanting to waste something we spent money on. It all comes down to wasting the f... Read more
Day 16 of 100
Saturday, December 10, 2011      1 comments

The Nurturing Power of Food Just as the first two bites of food have the most flavor, so do they contain the only healing power. When you eat to calm your emotions, food can do that but only for those two bites. After that, you are eating... Read more
Day 15 of 100
Friday, December 09, 2011      2 comments

Today we are to really pay attention to the first two bites of any food that we eat. She says that the most flavor is contained in the first two bites and that after that, we are just eating to eat. I've got mixed emotions on this. I kn... Read more
Day 14 of 100
Thursday, December 08, 2011      0 comments

Morning Affects Evening Oh, how well do I know this one. I was convinced for years that I could not eat breakfast because when I did I would be hungry all day. I didn't realize how many calories I could pack into the later afternoon and e... Read more
Book Review: If I'm So Smart, Why Can't I Lose Weight?
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      6 comments

By Brooke Castillo A friend here recommended this one to me and it was eye-opening. There were some tools (as she calls them) that I found incredibly helpful and have started using already. There were some that I had only recently figured... Read more
Day 13 of 100
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      1 comments

Don't Skip Meals! That's today's lesson and it's one that I know well. I've had problems with skipping meals in the past and oh my would I overeat when I finally did get near food. I had already been working on changing my ways and sinc... Read more
Protecting My Program
Tuesday, December 06, 2011      5 comments

Well, here I am again. Injured. This is the time I give up and go wallow in pity and a few pints of ice cream and whatever else looks good and is totally not part of any healthy eating plan in the amounts I plan to eat. I've been down this ro... Read more

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