Well, for me and this post it did anyway. Let me explain.
I don’t have much time tonight, it’s my long day at work. So I was just going to post my food journal and head to bed. Well, after analyzing my journal I realized it was a perfect example of what I call a grazing day (something I need to do on 12 hour work days) and I thought I’d use that has a simple topic and find a few articles that discuss grazing and weight loss, something that I attribute some of my success to.
Then I found this great article about permanent weight loss. According to the article, the study found that people who lost an average of 60 pounds and kept it off for an average of five years hold seven things in common.
- They believe failure is to be expected, but that when you keep trying, ultimately you will be successful.
- Those who kept their weight off realize that deprivation leads to binging and binging leads to setbacks.
- They’ve learned to eat a wide variety of foods — even an occasional treat.
- They closely monitor their weight, daily and/or weekly tracking loss or gains.
- They plan for and exercise moderately for an hour each day and they add in activity wherever they can.
- As a permanent way of life, these weight-loss successes choose plenty of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meat and diary products and occasional allowances of sugar and fat.
- They eat small frequent meals — often five — spread out over the day. They Graze!
I have NEVER agreed with an article more. I believe, know, agree, did, and DO all of these things!!
Case in points… the grazing day…
|Mommy and Me Omelets||3|
|Multi Grain Mini Crisps||2|
|Butternut Carrot Chicken Soup/Stew||2|
|Kashi TLC Chewy Granola Bars||2|
|Thai Inspired Vegetable Soup||1|
|lite yogurt with a handful of blueberries||2|
|Simple Quesadillas made with chicken||6|
|Trader Joes RIce Crisps||3|
|Kashi Cookie and 4 oz of milk||4|
|nada – 12 hour day (but did park far away at work and took the stairs! ;~P)|