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100 Days of Weight Loss - DAY 11 "To Purposes of Food"

Thursday, October 02, 2008

THURSDAY - DAY 11

To Purposes of Food

From now on, plan that you will only eat for 2 reasons:
1. Fuel your body
2. Appreciate flavors

Measure food intake against these reasons. If you're eating something and it doesn't match, then chances are you're eating for emotional reasons.

Make fuel a priority. You can appreciate the flavor without adding a lot of calories.

Plan out your day to eat 3 meals, and 2 or 3 mini between. You don't need to eat a lot at each fueling.

When your day is busy, don't ignore your fuel needs.

Regardless of what lifestyle your living (i.e. diet you're on), make sure to always give your body fuel at regular intervals. Over the long run, you'll see better results!

WORK:

Each time you eat or nibble, write down the time. At the end of the day, count the number of times you took in fuel.

Plan ways to space your fuel stops to 3 to 4 hours.

Notice whether having regular fuel stops improves your energy, and your focus.
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Usually I have breakfast around 7:30am, lunch around noonish, and dinner around 6pm. Today I had a snack around 3 pm to help me tide over to dinner. I can say that if I wait too long to eat I feel the hungry stomach feeling and sometimes feel a little woosy.

In the future I will try to eat at least 1 mini-meal, especially in the afternoon so I don't get woosy around 3pm.
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  • no profile photo CD862713
    Really help blog.Way to go Gayle!
    4578 days ago
  • no profile photo LIFES*2*SHORT
    I try to eat every 3 hours... even if it's just an apple. Good blog... thanks for sharing!
    4581 days ago
  • MARTY19
    That is realy good advice. I'm glad I read your blog.
    Marty
    4581 days ago
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