- Always be planning your next meal. That way you won’t be caught off guard and eat just anything.
- Don’t let yourself get hungry. Carry nuts, cheese, protein bars (or what ever works for you) with you.
- Change your viewpoint from weight loss, to that of wanting health and longevity.
- Eat off a 9-inch plate for portion control.
- Eat every three hours.
- Drink the equivalent of half your weight in filtered water (herb tea counts towards this).
- Keep food diaries that include amounts of food. That way you will see what you are really eating and won’t fool yourself.
- These are also very helpful if you suspect you have a food intolerance or sensitivity. The symptoms can manifest a few days after you have eaten the offending food. If you keep them long enough you will start to see a pattern. This is much less expensive than going through allergy tests.
- Eat your last meal at least 3 hours before going to bed in order for you to digest all your food so your liver can go through a whole phase one and two detox during the night while you are asleep.
- Get 7 to 9 hours of sleep.
- Eat a big breakfast, medium lunch and small dinner.
- Don’t be the problem – be the solution. In other words, instead of being a pouty victim about the fact that you can’t eat the foods that harm your health and make you heavier than you would like to be, be the problem solver. Find healthy, non-chemical substitutes and recipes for foods that will solve the “problem” of not eating what’s harmful to your health.
- Change your approach or viewpoint. If you are just trying to lose weight, you probably will and then you will gain it back because you are just trying to lose weight instead of gain health. If your view is you are trying to gain heath, and you have decided to quit slowly killing yourself, it is easier to change your lifestyle. Also, because if you understand what you are doing to yourself, if you do eat something that is non-optimum, or you are having a cheat meal, you won’t keep eating that way. You will have that one meal and stop.
These recommendations are for the reduction of stress only. They are not intended as treatment or prescription for any disease, or as a substitute for regular medical care.