Have a feeling for something crunchy without feeling guilty? Try these. They
are very tasty and different from regular fat fried crisp. There are made from
cassava. The Thai flavour is gorgeous. You can get a whole bag of six from the
one pound stores. Kertching!!! Money saving.
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There are several reasons for that which we will be
discussing at a later date. Today we
focus on MINDLESS EATING. What is it?
It is when your
fingers transport things into your mouth and you swallow without truly being
aware of your actions. Is it possible? Yes we do it all the time. As humans
research shows we make around 200 eating decisions a day. Are you aware you do
this? No. Take a look at this. John is fat he doesn’t know why. He eats
sensibly, not as much as other people he sees shoving food down their throats,
goes to the gym have his greens but he still tips the scale.
John is asked to keep a food diary of all the food he consumes
in a week. He does this and list his breakfast of cereal and two toasts, lunch
of jacket potatoes and tuna bake and dinner of roast chicken, and salad. All
well and good and calorie intake per day shows a healthy 2500 ideal for a guy. So
what is the problem?
On investigating in detail without his knowledge John is
followed to see what exactly crossed into his mouth. What John fails to record
is on the way to work he stopped to get a newspaper and added a mars duo bar to
it and munches as he drives, the six choc biscuits he unconsciously picks from the open
tin on the staff table each time he passes it on his way out. After his workout in the gym he goes to the pub
with his mate for a well deserved rest
where he downs 3 pints of larger and two packets of crisp and handful of nuts.
After dinner which he has mayonnaise smoothed ofer his tuna bake whilst
watching TV he has a slice of chocolate cake along with his daughter and washes it all down with two glasses of wine.
Total calorie intake 4870, almost twice the recommended daily
amount. Is john really aware of his actions? No. They really don’t register as
he was not thinking about it as he snacked away and promptly forgot about it.
When confronted he was actually shocked at this behaviour and was not really conscious
of how much he really ate.
We do that all the time. Take a chip or two off someone’s
plate, finish leftovers from the kids plate, munch on a biscuit or two offered by
a friend whilst gossiping, grab a bad of crisp on the way out of the store.
Ever wondered why stores line the pathway to the payment tills with high
calorie fat chocolates and sweeties? If
you have resisted them whilst shopping surely you can’t resist them when queuing and them looking at you and
calling your name, whispering pick me up. Yep. We pick things up we never went
in to buy.
The only way around this is to make a conscious effort to be
aware of what you put in your mouth and when. That way you can honestly tell whether you are
over eating or not.
Loosing weight is all about swapping a few things around. A sandwich does not make you fat nor does a salad it is what is in it. So you can eat as you normally do just make a few changes. Ditch the mayo and butter and fried bacon and the several slices of fatty cheese. Instead take up this below. Same effect of full and satisfied tummy and a trim waist line.
Spread the cheese in the bread annd salad mik. heat the seasticks for a few seconds in the microvave and chop. Add this and the quartered egg in. A mice huge sandwich and not heart killer ingredient.
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am so excited about this. It has finally come to pass. Good things indeed come to she who waits. For the past couple of
weeks I have been hovering just short of reaching this goal. First time I got
within 1.5lbs the next week put on about, worked to lose it came within 1lbs
put on 3lbs. So frustrating. This time
round I was determined to get it so when I came within 1 .5lbs I pull out all
the stops and prayed
I got to the meeting and my leader and staffs
was expecting me excited to see if I had done it. I stood on the scales avoided looking at the
numbers whilst all breathlessly crowds around the screen waiting for the scales
to beep and give the verdict. There was silence it seemed like forever, then a
My leader expressionlessly wrote on my card. I peaked but I my brain could not do the
calculations. Did she do it? Was the next questioned asked. A moment passed then she smiled and nodded. A
cheer arose and claps sounded. I jumped off the scales and did a little jubilation
dance hands above my head and beamed. I
was awarded my certificate and everyone was so supportive. It was my leaders 1st
ever certificate to give. She was chuffed.
So 51lbs of solid fat : 51 pkts
of butter has gone never to return I
pray. I am happy and so glad I rode it out and praise God I lost 2.5lbs taking
me over the mark.
I want to encourage you all whatever
your goals are be it weightloss or otherwise keep at it not matter how
discouraging it gets NEVER GIVE UP. Try again and again and again as much as it
takes. As long as it is something right
and good you will get it. Just NEVER GIVE UP!!
Also attending meetings are great
cause it helps you take one week at a time just don’t stop going. Perseverance is the key to producing results.
Most times we want our day to be good and when it is not we wonder why. Has it occured to you that you determine how your day turns out and not the other way round. You have to take control of the day and not leave it to chance. Here are 8 ways to get you started having a great day.
Take time to say something nice to others.
It can be simple as saying thank you to the buss driver when you get off.
Keep a mental note or write down what you eat
Do something for you.
Give your self a hug and appreciate you
Don't continually dwell on your problems and how to fix them. It will only stress you out and not solve anything
Most of all know that you are special blessed and loved - God loves you. Yes he does, as you are no bells and whistles just you no matter what you have done.