Lose The Tummy Fat
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Foods For Moods
Would like to share just a few thoughts on “fuel intake.” That’s what food is, right, fuel for our bodies. There are different kinds of fuel out there in our physical world – fuels that power aircraft, our motor vehicles, submarines etc etc. We even talk about spiritual “fuel”. They are all different. The same applies to the food we eat. Foods that build our muscles, foods that make us fat, foods that help us to slim down, foods that give us energy, foods that make us feel lethargic etc etc.
In my own personal world I’m after those foods which will help me slim down. Because that is what I want for me right now. And you wouldn’t have popped in here now if it wasn’t what you were after too. We all want to look good and feel good, right?
Lead Me Not Into Temptation
Well, I believe that losing weight is 80% “fuel intake” and 20% exercise. “Abs are made in the kitchen” This is what I have experienced over the years. I have been the original yo-yo man regarding my weight, for too long. Have tried so many diets. They have never worked for me in the long run. You can’t deny your body, it’s as simple as that. Cannot say that I am no longer going to eat chocolate. Shucks, you can’t have a life without chocolate! What do the first three letters in the word DIEt spell ? Diet (Verb) Diet (Noun) – very different. Verb – not eating certain foods. Noun – the foods we ingest each day without eliminating certain foods !
Listen To Your Body
Your body will tell you when it’s hungry just as it tells you when you are thirsty. “Hush body, you’re not hungry you’re just bored!” My friend, it’s all in the mind. Your thoughts about food. Thoughts are powerful ! Control your mind or it will control you. Eat when you are hungry, but eat slowly in order to give your tummy time to decide when it has had enough and not too much. I’ve heard it said that if your mind tells you that you are hungry, hold back for 30 minutes. If you are still hungry, then you are hungry, and if not, then it was just a craving/temptation !
Back To Nature
Eat fruit and vegetables to your hearts content. Eat them as nibbles when you are peckish and with all your meals if you want, but watch out for the bread, dairy and sugar. Eat them, of course, but control and regulate your intake. Try not to eat dinner after 8pm and try to eat smaller portions if possible.
Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and supper like a pauper. Great advice. I’m still working hard on the pauper bit.
Anything new takes a while to get used too. Small steps but don’t give up. Make it enjoyable and it will last. Took me years to realize this. You are what you eat !
Mindset Is Key
Be strong and make it work. “If it’s to be then it’s up to me”.
Let’s rid our blood of too much sugar (poison)
I do have those moments when I cheat. But each time I have done so I have said to myself, “You’re only cheating yourself pal, nobody else,” and these moments are becoming fewer and fewer. The guilt that I feel is my punishment. This is working for me right now. And I will adjust when/if it no longer works. Bought a book which has helped and is helping me with strategies I can use to cut down on sugar. (see the header menu of my website http://www.loseweightwithroy.com
Something else of interest:
Think about this; Very often we are ‘unconscious‘ when we are eating.
What on earth am I talking about now ??
Well, maybe we are reading and eating or watching telly and eating, or talking on the phone even, and eating, or we’re stressed at work and are eating at our desks. We can go on and on. The point is that we are not thinking about what’s going into our mouths or often, how much is going into our mouths ! And we are probably eating too fast and not chewing our food properly or possibly even not tasting and enjoying it.
We gain weight unconsciously ! What do you think of that ?
A w a r e n e s s is the key.
I am a huge fan of protein rich biltong. An excellent snack for weight loss.
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