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Bathing Suit Season Strategy #2

Posted Mar 11 2008 10:42am 2 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about having a BURNING DESIRE and a clear mental image of how you want your body to look this Bathing Suit Season. Today here are some fat-fighting tips to get you started on the success fast-track.

1) Limit portion sizes: One very simple tip is to use a smaller plate to put your food on. We have this psychological issue that we have to fill the plate when we eat. Studies have been conducted where they took two groups and gave them their favorite ice cream to eat. One group had a small bowl and the other group had a large bowl. Their objective was to eat until they were satisfied. The group with the larger bowl not only dished themselves larger portions per bowl, but they also ate more ice cream than the small bowl group.

2) Keep a food journal: Studies have shown that most people underestimate their calories by as much as 25% so if you are serious about losing weight make sure you record what you eat to know how much you are actually eating.

I actually just received an email yesterday from someone that thought they were eating the right amount of calories until they kept a food journal and realized they weren’t even close to the calories they were supposed to be eating.

3) Do NOT skip meals. Especially not breakfast. I'll be writing more about this in the coming weeks, but for now, I CANNOT stress how important breakfast is to a fat-burning metabolism. It sets the tone for the rest of the day. If you want your body melting fat all day long make sure you eat breakfast. And if you don't have the time to make something nutritious then I highly recommend a great tasting and convenient Meal Replacement Shake like Prograde Lean.

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All good advice Jayson. I like to use vintage dinnerware because the newer trend seems to be the bigger the better. It seems that older pieces are sized for more reasonable portions. Also keeping a food journal is excellent. If you're trying to pinpoint any deficiencies it's the way to go. I'd suggest keeping it for at least a week because you'll tend to be "good" for the first couple of days. The latter part of the week will give you a truer picture of your actual diet.

Food Journals are vital. I actually have clients who will tell me they need to schedule a tune up consultation and I tell them to keep a food journal for me.

They usually never have to schedule that consultation because they can see what they are doing and make the appropriate changes based on their food journal.


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