...how we deal with food has an impact on our weight!
The weeks are tripping by and I was filling in our calendar with what's happening in our (mainly mine & the boys) lives.
We are coming up for a really busy couple of weeks starting off with my step-daughter's birthday drinks and ending with a night out at the theatre watching a tribute to ABBA!
My favourite ABBA song? It's got to be Dancing Queen!
More than half of us are unhappy wiht our weight!
And almost 60% of us would rather lose our jobs than gain 30kgs!
And yet here we are in South Africa with almost 7 out of 10 women either overweight or obese.
But weight loss is more than just calories in vs calories out.
First off a calorie is a calorie. BUT when it comes to how your body uses and digests food then because of how food is digested and used by the body it can have an impact as to whether the food is used for energy or stored.
Secondly, we are social creatures. Which means that we don't just eat to survive. We eat for pleasure when we're with friends and family. We eat for pain when we're upset, stressed or angry.
What Kind of Eater Are You?
And what can you do to turn it around?
1. Year long dieter who falls off the band wagon on special occaisions
The WHOLE year you watch what you eat and drink. You use willpower by the bakkie-load to eat unappetising food and little of it for the whole year. come the end of the year with all its fun and festivities you let go.
And like an elastic band that has been stretched to its limit you hurtle far into the realm of over indulgence. You eat food and drink drinks that you'd normally avoid.
Turn this around -
Get off the bandwagon of restriction.
Learn to eat and enjoy all foods to Satisfy your hunger throughout the year.
Become aware of your hunger levels and your fullness levels.
Aim to wait up to 15 minutes after you finish your meal to check your saiety/fullness levels.
2. Seafood dieter
This is me!
When you see food, you eat it! Or as one of my clients said, "I eat cos it's NICE - Now I see elephant!"
What can you do?
If you respond to visual cues - like I do - then ask yourself before you reach for anything -
Are you eating because it is there?
Are you eating because you are hungry?
If you're simply eating because it is there, move away from the food in question. Keep your hands busy with something else - I like crocheting - or choose a herbal tea.
Learn to respond to your internal cues - use the hunger scale to determine whether you need to eat.
3. Buffet Binger
Who doesn't love a good buffet with a wide variety? Oh, a breakfast buffet is my BEST!
The croissants, cheese & ham. The savoury mince. The cubed fried potatoes, scrambled eggs.
The thing with a buffet is that we tend to think that to get value out of it we MUST eat to the point of bursting.
So start rethinking the buffet not in terms of food but variety and experience.
Choose to eat what you normally wouldn't. Enjoy the experience of eating food NOT prepared by yourself. Enjoy eating in a beautiful setting. Appreciate the china and cutlery that you are eating off. The fact that you didn't lay the table nor will you have to wash up or do the laundry!
Take pleasure in the company that you are with while you eat.
That is where the value lies in a buffet.
Overeating often leaves us feeling guilty and physically uncomfortable.
How is feeling guilty an experience you want to enjoy?
4. Social Drinker
The South African lifestyle and climate lends itself to enjoying the pleasure of a sundowner, afternoon drinks around the braai, a beer at lunchtime.
But when it becomes a glass at lunchtime, sundowners, wine with dinner and post dinner drinks it all adds up to a lot of calories with no nutritional value.
Not to mention the enormous strange it puts on your liver that must cleanse and detoxify your blood each night.
Choose activities that don't require you to drink socially like hiking, cycling, running, kayaking. Exercising with a thick head the morning after is no fun.
Choose a new habit rather than fighting an old one.
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