100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS--DAY 15
SATURDAY JANUARY 15,2011
FIRST TWO BITES
Picture your favorite desert on the table in front of you.
Maybe it's piece of your mom's homemade apple pie, a slice of cheesecake, or a bowl of rocky road ice cream.
As you take the first two bites, you swoon with pleasure.
Wow, is this ever good! Excited to have more, you reach for another bite, marveling at how great it tastes.
More bites, then still more, and soon it's gone. But did you really notice the rest of the food.? Initially, you appreciated its flavor and texture, but then you stopped paying attention and simply are until you finished it off.
POWER OF THE FIRST TWO BITES
You may not realize it, but the first two bites of any food will always have the most flavor. If you keep eating after that, your just "feeding". Of course, if you're physically hungry, eating more of the food serves a purpose.
But if you want to appreciate the flavor, be aware that no matter how much you eat, the taste won't get any more wonderful than those first two bites. Instead of always taking in many extra calories, why not take advantage of the way your taste buds work.
With any food you love, eat the first two bites very slowly, noticing details such as the cinnamon in the apple pie. Close your eyes and delight in the taste. Allow yourself absorb the texture and flavor of the food.
IS IT WORTH EATING MORE?
After you finish those two bites, decide if you truly need more. In most cases you don't. Once in a while, a food will taste so phenomenal that it's worth the mountain of calories and fat grams it contains. But in reality, very few types of candy, cookies, or even cheesecake fit into that category.
Suppose you're eating one of your favorite desserts such as a chocolate brownie. When you really pay close attention to the taste, you may decide this one is isn't as special as you'd anticipated. If that's the case, stop eating. Tell yourself you've gotten what you needed from it. Then either tossor give away the rest so you aren't tempted to eat something that isn't all that great.
1)Choose one of your favorite foods such as carrotcake and then focus on all the details and tastes of
the first two bites. Let yourself appreciate the flavors.
2)After the first two bites, stop eating and get rid of the rest of the food. In your notebook, write down
the details about this experience.
This I know will be hard!! When I first got the book "100 days of weight loss" I did good on my diet then when I got to this day I blow my diet and went off it. I am doing weight watchers and doing very good so far. I have lost 30 pounds so far. I refuse to do todays first two bites...I'm not going to put me in a situation that might make me fall off.
"I can remember when I did this the first time. I only took two bites of a banana snack cake and put the rest back. It was delicious! But then later I finished the whole thing!"
I WILL NOT DO THAT AGAIN OR EVEN BE TEMPTED!!
3)With each food you eat today, pay close attention to the first two bites, Notice how they taste in
comparison to the rest of the food.
I did notice the first two bites I ate at dinner was the best, I really was so hungry cause I was at the hospital all day.