“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”
- La Rochefoucauld
Did you know that in the last 20 years portions have doubled and tripled! MCDonald’s Happy Meals, small burger, small fries and small drink USED to be the adult serving for a meal. Now children are eating this amount! As a Member of Feel Well Live Well, we show you the comparison in calories, sodium, fat and other nutritional values for fast food, supersizing along with some healthy alternatives in our program Eat This, not That . Many people do not realize that you take in 350 to 1000 extra calories every time you eat beyond full.
Did you know that ideally you only eat till satisfied and not full?
Chewing thoroughly is also really important when it comes to healthy digestion and feeling full. Fruits clear in 1-2 hours, vegetables are processed a bit more slowly. When Fats are part of the meal, then this slows the emptying down. Fat satisfies. If you crave fats or you are still hungry after a meal – it could be a sluggish gallbaldder or a need for digestive enzymes. Learn more about your digestive health as a member. Eating fast and on the run will also cause overeating – your body will not have the time to recognize it has gotten nutrients it needs! You take in more calories than you need, compromise digestion and set up a cycle to be hungry – we will help you stop this cycle!
In this brief video we help you see ideal portion sizes with some familiar shapes. Want to lose weight, increase energy, improve digestive problems? You need to have a shift in your perception around food. We are creatures of habit. People tend to eat the same volume of food they are used to – it is called volumetrics.
“Appetite” is really based on habit, stress and associations with food and when you are used to eating supersized this is what you initially want. Give yourself the chance to re-orient your body to what is healthy and ideal for radiant health. This is your life – we want you to live it WELL!
Visit Master Your Metabolism for more help losing weight and those cravings!