I am very fortunate in that for the last 20 years or so, I have hardly changed my weight or dress/trouser size, this is not a post regarding how perfect we should be, we just need to be happy and good with ourselves and above all healthy, because without that it really does not matter what shape or size we are, even when the cards are a little against us, we, are still responsable for how we feel and see ourselves.At times medication can put on a few extra pounds, but , you know, if you are aware of this and you are healthy, so what….if your attitude is in the right direction, you will be fine, what you tell yourself is very important, it is what makes you who you are, and how you portray yourself to others around you.
I don’t control what I eat, but I do try to eat in a sensible way, I don’t participate in junk food in any shape or form, I have a few little points which I thought I would share with you …………..
I try to eat a little at a time, but more often, I was told this years ago and it suits me fine.
Reduce your normal ration by about 25% (this way, you don’t have to watch what you eat so much, as the quantity)
Eat slowly, food needs to be savoured and enjoyed
Always try to eat in a pleasant place, where it is quiet and comfortable to you.
Never go shopping feeling hungry and if you can take a list, even better
Try to base your diet on vegetables
Eat various times a day, bread pasta and rice (brown)
Eat as much fruit as possible
Moderate drinking fruit juices, even home-made.
Try to have friends of a similar eating habit and pattern.
Replace fatty meats for vegetables, fish and white meats
If you have to pick in between meals, try to eat sensible things, pieces of fruit, dried fruit carrot stripes,
Drink milk that is semi.
Take little salt and food containing salt
Take little sugar and sugary food, watch out for drinks (I never drink anything with gas in general, very rare)
If you enjoy alcohol, try to have no more than 15 units a week
Enjoy all your little treats, but with moderation
Have an active life, include exercise where possible, a good walk on a regular basis is always good.
These are a few little things I like to acknowledge in my life, this does not mean that I don’t eat chocolate !! or other goodies, what I try to do is everything I do in my everyday life is in moderation, to me, that is the big secret, moderation with all you do, is always a wise choice.
Brooke Universal Coach
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