Monday, October 22, 2012

Which one describes you?

When it comes to our future success, there are two ways to look at life.
We can feel powerless. We believe life just happens to us. It’s out of our hands, so we sit back, play the role of the victim and react to everything.
Or, we can feel powerful. We believe our choices make a difference in what happens to us. We chose to act rather than react to people and situations.
Which one describes you?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Losing weight can be achieved without feeling hungry

To be successful at lifelong weight management, you need to make food choices that help you feel full with fewer calories and make sure that you don’t feel hungry. Feeling full and satisfied while eating nutritious foods is a critical part of my eating plan.

Hunger is the most significant problem with weight loss and a diet that results in hunger will never be successful. It is hard not to eat when you get hungry. It goes against human nature. When we get hungry, we tend to want to eat more. The feeling of an empty stomach is very difficult, if not impossible, to tolerate and at some point we give in. My method is not going to work for you if you are hungry or tired all the time.
It is hard to force yourself to eat less. But it's possible to choose what you eat. Some foods keep you full and satisfied, while with others hunger returns soon after eating. Eating large amount of the right food is my key to success.

I consumed a low number of calories but got all the fullness and satisfaction. My simple, if not primitive, web page shows what food choices I made to control hunger, so I could lose weight, keep it off, and stay healthy.
Eating foods high in nutrients and fiber and low in calories allowed me to become satiated without consuming excess calories. Fresh green vegetables and fresh low-sugar fruits are the best of those foods. They let me feel full with the least amount of calories. Green raw vegetables are low in calories and rich in nutrients and fiber. The more of them I ate, the more weight I lost.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Do you eat every night in front of the television?

Do you eat every night in front of the television?

Gaining weight is hard to avoid when we eat in front of the TV. As long as food is readily available, most of us will continue to eat, well past the point of satiation.

We end up eating more because we simply eat to the pace of the program, or we eat until the program is over.
Eating in front of the TV sets us up to prefer unhealthy foods, because we are exposed to more advertising for unhealthy foods, than commercials for fresh fruits and vegetables.