Solid, simple tactics with real food and movement of your body – and your mind – to put you in the health & weight winner’s circle come January 2012. Part 2 of 10.
Food & fitness survival guide #2: Stay well fed. Eating keeps you thin
Thinking back to 19mumblemumble with another of my hair-brained schemes to drop some pounds by minimizing breakfast, running 7 – 8 miles, and hoping for the best that I could hold out for a low calorie count by day’s end. Want to know how many times I fell face-first into a pan of brownies by late morning? And that was only if it made it past the batter stage.
How eating can keep you thin
- If you are hungry through the course of the day, it’s harder and harder to resist high fat, high sugar foods that are best designed to help your body manufacture and store body fat.
- Remember that not eating enough and on time – that means to satiety on high quality, high fiber, low fat whole foods – can generate what I call ‘stored hunger’. This can cause your hormonal profile - to go into unproductive overdrive. Study 3 secrets to mastering leptin & ghrelin on a weight loss diet: Are your hormones hijacking your willpower? to get the full skinny on this one.
- Let yourself eat well from early in the day. As soon as you are ready for breakfast in the morning, eat it. Make it substantial, with lots of fiber. See The ‘gusto brekkie’ breakfast for more ideas. Delaying eating and not eating enough early in the day are 2 huge eating mistakes women make when trying to lose weight. And it’s even more dangerous during the holidays when potential dietary mine fields lie in wait all over the flippin’ place. Stay well fed on good foods and you will have that temptation problem licked.
Work it baby.
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