by Judee Shipman
One of the world's best kept Health Secrets is that most of us can eat whatever we want to eat.
Barring any specific allergies or other medical conditions, it is possible eat whatever you want, still get the culinary enjoyment you desire, and not gain weight. Maybe even lose weight.
All it takes is a heaping helping of Mindfulness.
You need only to keep in mind that "whatever you want" is not equal to "as much as you want."
You still have to (because you want to!) measure your calorie intake.
Here are 3 tried and true Health Secrets for eating whatever you want.
This is basically the technique of “listening” to what our bodies “tell” us.
Intuitive eating is based on the assumption that the reason you “crave” a particular type of food is because your body is running low on some ingredient contained witin the food you crave.
For instance, if your have an orange juice craving, your body may need a good dose of Vitamin C. If you crave chocolate, maybe your body needs an energy boost of the kind that comes from eating sugar.
In other words, you might eat a mango, or maybe enjoy a piece of dark chocolate. It’s all about the same.
Another useful technique for eating less, overall, is to attend to the timing your meals.
For instance, whatever you choose to eat, measure out the calories, and eat it slowly. Savor every bite. Food is one of life’s great sensual pleasures, and eating slowly allows us to enjoy it for a longer time.
So you can still enjoy the taste of the food for about as long a time as it would take you to eat a larger portion.
On the same note, if you (for instance) like pistachio nuts but are trying to trim down or stay trim, buy the nuts inside their shells and shell them yourself. It will take you longer to eat them that way.
Another good timing technique is whenever you feel like eating, wait another 20 minutes before preparing something.
If you distract yourself with a task, the time will fly by. This act of mindfulness puts more time in between meals.
On that note, it is more trimming to prepare your own meals than it is to buy them or order them ready made.
Meal prep burns calories, and people who prepare their own meals tend to enjoy smaller portions.
Dinner At Eight
You could also try playing what I like to call The Hunger Game. Here are the rules:
That lean, mean, just-a-little-bit-hungry state is the optimal physical condition to maintain. It increases our alertness and gives us the energy we need to get things done.
When you do decide to chow down, start with a medium sized portion of whatever is your favorite flavor of the moment.
If you want extra helpings, no problem. Here are the rules:
INTRODUCTION (You Are Here)
CHAPTER 1 (Wealth Through Exercise)
CHAPTER 2 (Fitness the Old Fashioned Way)
CHAPTER 3 (11 Common Exercise Myths)
CHAPTER 4 (Food List and Nutrition)
CHAPTER 5 (Healthy Weight Chart And More)
CHAPTER 6 (Alternative Health And Exercise)
CHAPTER 7 (Health Secrets and More)
CHAPTER 8 (Health Secrets: 10 Nutrition Myths)
CHAPTER 9 (How To Start Saving Money)
CHAPTER 10 (How To Keep Saving Money)
CHAPTER 11 (List of high paying Jobs)
CHAPTER 12 (Real Estate Investments)
CHAPTER 13 (Stock Market Investments and More)
CHAPTER 14 (Wealth Building Strategies)
CHAPTER 15 (The Short Road To Happiness)
CHAPTER 16 (Spiritual Wealth)
CHAPTER 17 (Delicious Healthy Recipes)
CHAPTER 18 (More Recipes)
CHAPTER 19 (More Recipes)
CHAPTER 20 (More Recipes)
CHAPTER 21 (Sweet Treats YOU Deserve)