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Moderate Lifestyle

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Community Task: Journal or blog about an area of your lifestyle that needs moderation. What can you do to change your attitude ... and future outcomes?

The area of my life that requires moderation most is my food and portion control. I wish to get my food in total control, (I eat healthy but my portions can be out of control atimes) when I am not at that time of the month I am able to do things right but at that time, it seems something is not working right. I seems to use food to suppress something I don't know yet but its there. Maybe its the craziness of my hormones, maybe its PMS, I cannot actually say.

...but I know the very first solution to all this problem is a WILL, self will, strong will, a desire to do what is right, to continue eating healthy and in the right portions. I scarcely take soda, am not sugar freak at all, I eat fried things with minimal oil and I try to eat less bread, so am able to say I eat right but I am not an authority over my portion sizes all the time.

...apart from my will, I read articles on portion control and to keep them under, they will always be there to help me out.

...also calorie counting is a good way out, when I realized how much that small contains I will keep it lower and make sure am still within my caloric range for the day. the use of small dishes can really be my way out, and waiting for some minutes before a second helping. I will try that to see how it will help.

...right now am doing this 3:1 dieting, i.e. eating at my highest calorie range for 3 days and below the lowest for a day and the cycle continues that way. I was able to break a plateau that way and I hope to see the scale come down. A friend also introduced a 5:2 dieting to me (ave not tried that) i.e. 5 days eating and any 2 days fasting. I will continue with this and I think its something I can maintain for a very very long time.

The future outcome I hope for is a reduction in my weight, an improved health and a longer life and able body.

Thanks for reading, we shall all get there.
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    One of the values of this assignment is developing self knowledge and I can see that you have been really giving this issue a lot of will gain control here as well since you now know that it is one of your issues.

    I am a person who likes to eat volume...I found that filling my plate with the lower calorie vegetables etc gives me that psychological boost of a full plate while controlling the calories. The side benefit is that I am getting far more of the nutrients that a colorful plate provides.

    Whatever "tricks" you find that work....Do It!
    3034 days ago
    Thanks for all the comments and encouragements, I think I got the 3:1 ratio wrong, its the other way round. It is 3 days of lower than usual calorie intake and 1 day overboard. Copy the below link into your browser and have a better idea of what am talking about thanks.

    3034 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/29/2012 1:07:52 AM
    You Keep Changing Pictures On Me, I May Never Find You. Like this real well. Gorgeous. I may have to try this with the calories. Sounds like it would break a plateau.

    Hope you aree doing well.
    3034 days ago
    I agree. Smaller dishes work.

    Great idea!!

    3036 days ago
    Avoiding distractions when you eat is also another way out. Sit down to eat and fully concentrate on you eating, Tune off all distractions. You can do this, just search and find what works for you and stick with it. emoticon
    3037 days ago
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    I hear you with the portion control challenges especially at that time of the month. One thing that's really helped me is to fill my plate this way: half of the plate is vegetables then the other half is divided in two; protein and grain/carb. This makes my plate look full and it really helps me not feel like I'm deprived because that just drives me crazy and makes me want to eat more!:/ Another thing that helps me is to add protein to every meal. Here's to moderation, and here's to you! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3037 days ago
    Hey T:) I have a batch of these small half cup bowls. I use them for many foods. If I have a snack I put it in the bowl. If I have pasta or something richer, I put it in the bowl. You can then pour it from the bowl on your plate and get a true visual of what the half cup is. Also great with the snacks because you aren't eating out of the packaging and losing control. I fill my bowl and walk to another area to eat it. Just an idea for ya.

    I'm interested in what you think of the ratio days. I might just try that. Hit a huge plateau:)

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    3037 days ago
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