Hello beautiful people of the world =)
As I shared in a previous post, I’m working with a client. A big part of what we’re doing is looking at habits and learning, or re-learning them some of them in regards to behaviors with eating and food.
She is learning the importance of getting meals at balanced times through the day, learning to listen to her body’s natural signals for being hungry ( as well as when it’s comfortably satisfied) avoiding snacking between meals, and focusing on more whole foods.
Whole foods meaning 5 ingredients or less or as close to their natural state as possible. We aren’t being crazy about it, just making it more of a focus.
These are all pretty big things to “re-learn” when you might not be used to eating normally or maybe just grabbing food randomly through the day. Many people have forgotten or don’t listen to their bodies natural hunger and satisfied signals so these things have to be intentionally practiced.
This week we are taking a look at snacks or extra foods in our day that might be hindering weight loss. My client will be charting pretty much every bit of everything, including any drinks with sugar, alcohol, or anything with caloric value.
She wants to see the scale continue to drop and I want that for her too.
I have her also considering what she is eating at meals. Sometimes stopping with just a little left on your plate is enough to cause more calorie deficit in your day.
And of course, exercise. If you want to get rid of fat, cardio is your friend. Yeah, I know most people hate it.
You sweat. Your heart beats fast. It hurts. It’s uncomfortable. It’s the place you realize that you really are horribly out of shape… which is why it’s so easy to quit… ’cause you don’t like all that.
Don’t quit. Even if you have to work your way up till you can do a full 30 minutes to an hour… you’ll be getting stronger in the process.
Ok… so some tips or suggestions for you … they can be almost painless… and you can drop a few pounds in the process.
Practice eating balanced meals 3-4 times a day ( 4 if you’re more physically active or athletic) eat enough to comfortably satisfy your hunger.
Try not to snack between meals. (when you eat adequately at meals you will find the need to do that will diminish)
Learn to listen to your bodies natural hunger and satisfied signals. Allow yourself to become truly hungry 30 minutes or so before your next meal.
Try to eat more whole foods ( meaning less stuff out of a box, bag etc)
Be aware of your snacking. To find weak places in your day/week be vigilant and write down everything so you can see where you’re hindering your progress.
Move your body more! Not only is it good for you physically, it’s good for your mental clarity as well.
Learning to listen to your own body and having awareness of how and what you eat are huge steps towards losing weight and getting into a lifestyle change 🙂