Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Weight Loss: When Hungry, Eat

I'm still plugging away at a number of technical topics, so I wanted to share a bit more of my experience with food and weight loss.

There's a rule that I didn't mention last time, and it's possibly the most important of all of them:  when you're hungry, eat something.  I discovered that in order to keep losing weight over a long period, I couldn't starve myself.  I had to eat whenever I felt like my body needed food and I had to eat until I wasn't hungry.  Sometimes that's meant eating four or five small meals in a day.

Eating when you're hungry is a little scary when you've had problems with your weight.  It's easier to have rigid rules for what and when you eat.  There is, and probably always will be, a little voice that's scared of putting it all back on again.  That's a reasonable concern, after all!  To deal with this voice, you simply have to listen carefully to your body's signals of what it needs and trust that countless ages of evolution have - in fact - provided you with the tools you need.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

That makes a lot of sense. I've been using "5-Factor Fitness" (by Harley Pasternack) to lose weight. He recommends 5 small meals a day (low fat, lean protein, high fiber, good carbs (low GI), water to drink) as a way to keep digestion revved up.

It has worked well for me, anyway. The hardest part is the long term commitment -- after a few years, it's easy to slip a little and let that become the norm. That's what's happening to me now.

(I like his first book (mentioned above) better than his second, '5-Factor Diet'.)

Good luck!

dagitj said...

Somethings I've found helpful when eating to satisfy the hunger without overeating:

* Eat slowly
* Have eating be the sole activity (don't eat while reading or programming)

Eating slowly has taken a lot of reprogramming. Some tricks I learned include putting as little on your fork/spoon as you can, take a break between spoonfuls. If you find yourself eating quickly, push the food away for a bit as a "timeout".

Anonymous said...

An excellent book: "In Defense of Food", by Michael Pollan. It's more about eating healthy, rather than losing weight. His premise: "eat food. not too much. mostly plants."

柏辰 said...

你的文章讓我有種特別的感覺,請加油哦~~ ..................................................

YoungW21087 said...

Unable to give you a heart. so have a reply to push up your post. ........................................

倫妍 said...

艾莉絲寫真2009真情寫真a台灣kiss情色網sex貼片區a圖庫免費影音視訊聊天室線上av免費影片台灣a片王-avdvdsexav999免費影片明星露點合成明星露點偷拍明星露點趙明星露點貼圖明星露點論壇明星露點電影明星裸體貼圖明星走光照真真明星走光珍珍明星走光合成圖視訊 辣妹美女 視訊080視訊聊天室aaaaa片俱樂部影片一葉晴貼片免費影片線上直播情色cu成人bt入口愛愛一葉情貼影色站免費成人電影聊天室ut女生自衛圖片小高聊天室色色網uthome視訊聊天室jp成人jp5818成人網gogo2sexxx369色女人專用成人視訊zk最新女優介紹最新情慾自拍Live173a片面費看

國昆 said...

人生最大的榮耀,不是永遠不敗,而是屢仆屢戰..................................................

育德 said...

nice job! waiting for your new artical. ........................................

韋于倫成 said...

吾錯吾錯...我平時都好鐘意用呢d~而家學多好多~thx+0+........................................

韋于倫成 said...

仇恨是一把雙刃劍,傷了別人,也傷了自己 ..................................................

木儀 said...

君子立恆志,小人恆立志。..................................................

紋謙PhilCrispin0 said...

you‘re so smart!............................................................

SadeRa盈君iford0412 said...

仇恨是一把雙刃劍,傷了別人,也傷了自己..................................................

義珊 said...

You are flattering me..................................................

洪筱婷 said...

嘿,你的部落格不錯耶~~只是想跟您問聲好!! .................................................................

怡君 said...

Pen and ink is wits plough. ....................................................................

韋志韋志 said...

良言一句三冬暖,惡語傷人六月寒。.................................................................

啟均 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

婉婷 said...

噴泉的高度,不會超過它的源頭。一個人的事業也是如此,它的成就絕不會超過自己的信念。.................................................................

婷珊 said...

Practice what you preach.............................................................

佩璇佩璇 said...

命運,就是自己行為的結果。..................................................

承蘋承蘋 said...

好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗............................................................

佳皓佳皓 said...

Better late than never...................................................................

香昱信張君林 said...

加油來給你灌水 ............................................................

盈廖生家秀蔡 said...

絕不要羞於承認自己不知道的事。..................................................

ErnestoW_Honaker101婉菁8 said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
吳淑芬吳淑芬 said...

不要去想沒拿到的東西,多想想自己手裡所擁有的.......................................................

奕蕭君 said...

Man proposes, God disposes..................................................................

家唐銘 said...

這不過是滑一跤,並不是死掉而爬不起來了。.......................................................

周志v豪 said...

愛情是一位偉大的導師,教我們重新作人..................................................................

文王廷 said...

要保持更新呦,加油!!!期待你的新文章!!!............................................................

承王蓁 said...

每天都是新的心情~~希望都是好心情!!!!..................................................................

江仁趙雲虹昆 said...

你文章很棒的~繼續分享給大家~~~~............................................................

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

祝大家都平平安安健健康康!............................................................

应瑞生 said...

唯有用熱情、用智慧去觀察事物,這事物才會把他的秘密,洩漏給我們......................................................................