Tips To Changing Eating Behavior

When we want to change our eating behavior, we have first to change one behavior at a time and make it a lifestyle.   It is like brushing your teeth, you do it every day and it is good habit so now you will be able to move on to another behavior.

If you need a coach, I certainly can help you as I am a Healthy Nutrition and Weight Loss Coach and first, the best is to try it yourself and if you need a bit of motivation, let us know we can help you.

If you have a frequent dieter, please STOP DIETING.   Remember calorie in and calorie out.  If you don’t move a lot, you need to eat less and if you are moving a lot, you will consider adding more food because your body might go in starvation mode.

Please eat 3 meals a day and at least 2 snacks.  A snack is around 150 to 200 calories and a meal should be around 400 to 500 calories depending how many calories per day you need.

Start to drink more water.  You should aim to 3 to 6 litres of water a day.  Sometimes you might feel hungry when in reality you are thirsty.

If you need to lose weight, remember a safe weight loss is around 1 to 2 lbs a week.   Go for a healthy weight, something you will feel comfortable and will be easy to stay on.

Watch your language.  Stay positive and instead of saying to yourself “I will never lose weight”, say “I am in the process of removing weight and I am going towards my healthy weight.”

Be mindful, be present when you eat.   Take the time to stop and eat, go at a kitchen table and eat there not in front of tv or computer.   And now are you really hungry or are you angry at someone and you are an emotional eater.   Ask yourself:  “Am I hungry?”,  “Is it Smart?”  “How much do I need?”  Thank you TABATA BOOTCAMP and ONE DAY TO WELLNESS by Mindy Milrea and Bruce.  see http://www.bruceandmindy.com  I love these 3 questions.

Start to make your meals at home and plan your meals.  Stay away from fast food restaurants or eating too many meals in restaurant.  At least now you will know what you are eating.

 

Until next time, stay healthy and stay fit.

 

Louyse E.

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