Sounds alittle too simple, doesn’t it? The truth is…eating less helps us live longer. Of course the quality of what we eat makes a difference too, but fewer calories is best for all of us.
The other important factor, as this article points out, is having the support of others to help you. Community and peer support helps people take off the weight and keep it off.
I believe restaurants should have smaller portion sizes and completely do away with the “super-size meals”. It’s easy to convince yourself that “If I payed for it, I better eat all of it”. And with our weaker economy, we are less likely to throw any excess away. Ask for the “kids” meal but skip the cookie.
The other important message is to sit down and eat slo-oo-wly. Smell, chew, taste your food…that’s called “conscious eating”. It helps you digest your food so your nervous system can turn off the “fight or flight” signaling of having to run somewhere, and switch to one of relaxation, digesting and nourishment. You’ll feel full sooner and tend to eat less.
Start with one meal and make changes slowly.
Time.com – The $40 billion U.S. diet industry would have you believe that a high-protein or low-fat or low-carb plan is the ticket to thinness. A new study suggests simply this: eat less….