Treadmill…no. Pool…no. Tony Horton Ten Minute Workout…yes! I got up this morning and banged out the full body workout. That definitely woke me up. My new eating strategy is to chew my food longer. I’ve seen 15-20 chews per bite. I’m now up to 15-22. Not so magically, I’ve gotten full sooner and eating less. I have no idea when I started eating really fast, especially since I love the taste of food. I’m excited. The bonus is that I even passed up on the yummy looking doughnuts at work. The glazed ones were calling my name, and I said “no!”
Wish me and my butt luck again because I’m going to make it happen in the 6 am spin class tomorrow. Two days down, and 26 to go.
January 15, 2010 at 8:49 am
Thanks for the encouragement. I realized that I eat when I'm bored and tired, too. I'm not sure when it started. Before I knew it, I was a habitual grazer munching on almonds, granola bars, rice cakes, and a multitude of 100 calorie snacks. The chewing experiment appears to continue to pay off. I'm getting out of the snacking habit. I've started getting a drink of tea or water when I have the urge to eat when I'm not hungry. Let's work on this snacking thing together!