100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS-- DAY 11
TUESDAY JANUARY 11,2011
TWO PURPOSES OF FOOD
Food is wonderful! And you can absolutely enjoy food and eating, yet still manage your weight. But in order to be successful with this, you need to put food in it's proper place.
From now on,plan that you will eat for only two reasons::
1) To fuel your body
2) To appreciate flavors
Measure yourfood intake against these guidelines. If you put something in your mouth and it doesn't match either of these, there's a good chance you're doing emotional eating.
MAKE FUEL A PRIORITY
In the days ahead, you'll learn new ways to enjoy food and appreiate flavors without adding lots of calories. But for now, focus on making your fuel needs high priority.
Your body requires fuel to keep it moving efficiently. And to get the best mileage, you need to fill your tank at intervals, stop when it's fuel, and use high-quality fuel.
Plan for a minimum of three fuel stops a day, then add a couple of mini-stops in between. You don't need to eat alotat each fuel, you may want to space out your fuel intake by eating five or six small meals a day.
Just be sure your give your body fuel when it needs it.
Even when your days are filled with demands, don't ignore your fuel needs.
EAT MORE OFTEN
Jorge Cruise, author of the 3-Hour Diet and the Eight Minutes in the Morning book series, believes that eating more frequently gives much better weight-loss results. His work shows that getting consistent fuel intake helps protect metabolism as well as maintain blood-sugar levels. it also prevents you from overeating as a result of getting to hungry or tired.
Regardless of what type of diet and exercise plan you're on, always make sure to give your body fuel at regular intervals. Over the long run, you'll see far better success than if you skimp on the fuel you need.
1)Each time you eat something write down the time that you ate it. Include allyour meals as well as snacks and nibbles. At the end of the day, count the number of times you took in fuel.
**Being on weight watchers i write down everthing I eat. I havn't done any nibbling so far!! Knock on wood!! But I don't write the times down though.
2)Plan ways to space your fuel stops between three to four hours apart.
**I do have to work on this. I have to start eating breakfast when I first getup. I usually eat at 12 then dinner at 5:30 - 6:00, I have snacks in between but being on weight watchers I DO NOT GO OVER MY POINTS A DAY!!
Notice whether having regular fuel stops during the day improves your energy and your focus.