Portion Control

For me the key to weight loss and portion control- SLOW DOWN. Take every bite slowly and force yourself to really TASTE every single bite. From first to last, no mater what you’re eating. No distractions, turn off the tv, put down the book, and eat it (the food not the book) by yourself so no one is trying to talk to you and distract you. It used to be when I’m eating I’d be watching TV, or reading a book, or talking to my boyfriend. These things are great on their own, but they distract me from what I am doing and before I know it the meal, desert, or snack is over and I didn’t really enjoy it because I wasn’t fully taking it in. Every taste, smell, and texture needs to be experience and enjoyed. But most people don’t. They eat too fast or are too distracted to really savor their meal. I think this is why a lot of people overeat (I’m sure that’s why I often did), because they don’t get satisfaction with the smaller amounts because they are too distracted to really enjoy it. When you really are in the moment, really tasting every bite, you will feel satisfied and content with smaller portions.

Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.

Ralph Marston

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. markbyrd
    May 19, 2010 @ 23:52:23

    May GOD Bless!!! Mark

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  2. drop30
    May 20, 2010 @ 21:19:53

    Big cutlery!
    I actually agree,I could graze all day if I am just sitting doing stuff on my computer,I mean its so easy while you are distracted by something else instead of sitting down and actually enjoy your food.Personally I would find it too quiet though if I had no sounds while I am eating so I do have the TV or radio on.

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  3. phatpast
    May 22, 2010 @ 03:43:48

    I could have used that fork/knife this past Tuesday. lol

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  4. healthandfoodforum
    May 25, 2010 @ 13:35:36

    I completely agree. “Mindful” eating needs to replace “Emotional” eating. By concentrating on what you eat, it does allow you to enjoy it more. I have found for me that I overeat when I am stressed and distracted about something else – before I know it my meal is gone, but I want more because I didn’t get to fully experience the eating process because I was concentrating on something else.

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    • HealthyForMe
      May 25, 2010 @ 18:48:55

      Yeah, I totally agree. That’s been my experience too. And used to be when I was hungry and just wanted a snack I’d stand in the kitchen and eat it quickly, but now when I want a snack I make sure to put it on a little plate then sit down at my desk and eat it with no distractions. I find that it helps me not over-snack that way too. lol

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