March 23, 2006
Did you know:
You can gain 1 pound by consuming an extra 10 calories each day for 1 year?
You can gain 10 pounds by consuming an extra 100 calories each day for 1 year?
Luckily most people do not eat the same amount of calories each and every day. Sometimes you eat more, sometimes you eat less. It’s all about balance. If one day you eat a little (or a lot) more than usual, most people tend to eat less the next day. But – you have to be able to tune into your hunger and satiety signals. When you’re able to recognize these signals – you’ll find that your body is trying to tell you something.
The same thing happens during any given day. You eat a big breakfast and you probably won’t feel hungry for awhile - compared to a day when you just had a piece of fruit for breakfast. That’s why you shouldn’t let one particular meal or day ruin your healthy lifestyle plan. Enjoy what you ate, forget about it and move on. It will balance out if you’re eating out of true hunger and stopping eating before you get stuffed. Give it a try one day. Pick a relatively normal activity day (whatever that means) when you can have a balanced breakfast and try not eating again until you can feel the hunger. Eat slowly and try to feel those fullness signals coming on. You might be surprised that there’s actually food left on your plate and you don’t want to finish it. Save it for the next time you feel hungry.
Posted by Lisa at March 23, 2006 8:48 AM
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