Feeding Ourselves in the Year of the Dragon Day 4

 

 

 

 

Welcome back to Day 4 in our series Feeding Ourselves in the Year of the Dragon.

This week, we introduced 4 essential questions that we can ask ourselves BEFORE we eat.

Whether our goal for the Year of the Dragon in 2012 is to drop unwanted pounds, boost our energy, defy our age or simply eat healthier, it's in our best interest to pause before we take that first bite.

That's right! {Insert PAUSE.}

Take advantage of that moment. The moment AFTER we have decided to eat something and BEFORE we actually eat it.

In that space between decision and action we have the opportunity to make a CHOICE.

Each day this week we'll be diving into the details for each of these crucial questions: 1. Am I hungry?2. What will this food do for me?3. How much can I eat? and 4. What else will feed me?

I'll also explain how, as a certified holistic health coach, I support my clients in making these choices.

Tuesday, we asked question #1. Am I hungry? Yesterday we asked ourselves question #2. What will this food do for me?

Today we'll focus on asking ourselves question #3. How much can I eat?

 

3. How much can I eat?

Whether sitting down to a meal or grabbing a quick snack, portion size is important. It is possible to eat too much of a good, healthy food.

Determining our proper portion size, depending on our age, weight, activity levels and our weight-loss goals, can be confusing.

For many of us, learning to listen to our bodies and notice the signs that we are full can feel as challenging as learning a foreign language.

As a health coach, this is I help my clients understand their very unique individual needs.

How hungry am I? What is an appropriate portion size for me? How much do I need to fuel me for the rest of my day?

Today, each time BEFORE we take a bite, let's ask ourselves, Am I hungry?What will this food do for me?How much can I eat?

I'm looking forward to seeing you back here tomorrow to learn more about Feeding Ourselves in the Year of the Dragon! This is truly the year of achieving our goals, choosing our dreams and creating the life we've always wanted for ourselves.

Be well,

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