Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Weight Loss Wed.

Welcome to this weeks WLW

I stayed the same from last week which is pretty good considering all the eating we did while my in laws were here. I only managed to get one good walk in and some minor beach walking.

26lbs to Goal Weight.
When I see 26 lbs to go makes me ill, I get so impatient can't wait to get to 10lbs to go that is so much less daunting and I can fit some of my cute jeans then!

This week should be a good one as long as the weather lets me get walking.

Here is a bit of information that I received in an email the other day and thought the tips were good.

Designate one eating place

Restrict all your eating to one location, such as the kitchen or dining room table. It should be comfortable, but not filled with distractions like television, reading material or computer screens. By luring your focus away from your food, they can make you eat more. You may also start pairing or associating eating with an activity, like watching television. It’s bad enough that television commercials tempt us with high-calorie food advertisements, but if just turning the box on makes you start thinking "eat now," it’s that much harder to stay on track.

Don’t come to the table ravenous

Your hunger could easily drive you to go overboard, and you’ll wolf down more food than you need before you know it. Try not to let more than five hours elapse between meals, and never skip a meal.

Eat only on plates and bowls

This helps reinforce that you’re eating a meal, and that it has a beginning and an end.

Don’t take serving bowls to the table

Keep the food on the kitchen counter and just carry your plate to the table. Leaving the serving bowls on the table makes it way too easy to take seconds.

Fill up on fiber first

Loading up on high-fiber foods like vegetables helps you feel full and can prevent you from overdoing on higher-calorie fare later. Start the meal with salad, a broth-based vegetable soup, some fresh fruit or a vegetable side dish.

Slow down

It takes about 20 minutes for "I’m full" signals to reach your brain. If you’ve inhaled an entire meal in 13 minutes, those satiety messages haven’t had enough time to signal that you’ve eaten four portions. So put down the fork or spoon between each bite. (Some people find that eating with smaller utensils—like a teaspoon instead of a soup spoon, or chopsticks—helps them stay on a slower pace.) Chat with your dining companions—or if you’re alone, take some relaxing breaths.

Listen to your body

Think of your hunger on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "ravenous" and 5 being "stuffed." Stop eating when you’ve reached about 3 or 4 on the scale—that point where you’re comfortably satisfied, but you could still eat a bit more.

Below are links to this weeks participants, pop over and leave them an encouraging comment. If you want to join us, email me and I will add you to the weekly email list. Everyone is welcome, weather you want to lose 5lbs or 50lbs.

Summer Swanson of: Artful Life
Tasha Riley of : Life of the Riley's
April Oritz of:The Art Chics
Sarah Chimblo of: Sew Sarah
Priscila Barros of: Casa Bella Chic
Colima Smith of: Colima
Rose Charles of:Victoria Rose Paper Crafts
Brianne Kjar of: Kjar Family
Victoria of: Florence & Mary
Sheri of: Pawsh Poodle
Susan Hahaj of: Suzie Button Creations
Felicity of: Joshy & Belle

Have a great week!


Florence and Mary said...

Another tip is eating only one one side of your mouth cutting up in lots of small bits like I'm having to do at the moment as I've had a tooth taken out!!!

It's taking me forever to eat! LOL!

Victoria x

Jason and Brianne Kjar said...

I found another great tip that could help when you are out. Eat a small snack before going out to eat. this way you are still enjoying the social aspect to going out to eat without eating all the calories that restaurants give you, and thanks for the Birthday wish.

carmel said...

good for you!
i wish i was focust like you are!
i cant wait to find my self in a rutin of eating right
so good luck for you! and well done!!
and i am following your weight loss proces.
it encourages me to get on the right track

Kelly said...

Hi I'd like to join in but can't see where to e mail you?
I hope it's ok to just leave a comment, I will post today and link x

Lots of love

Kelly xxx