Being Bruce -: Weight Loss Tips - Timing is Everything

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Weight Loss Tips - Timing is Everything

 Timing is Everything

When you eat healthy foods throughout the day is almost as important to your
weight loss success as what you eat.

Here are some timing guidelines to help you leverage the benefits of your healthy food choices:
  • Eat at a slower pace than usual - take your time, don't rush, chew your food thoroughly - it's good for digestion and it will allow your appetite to catch up with your actual input;
  • Fuel up with carbohydrates more at the beginning of the day or directly following your work out, not as a snack or pick-me-up to get you through the afternoon or evening;
  • Convert to eating five to seven small meals per day versus three meals each day;
  • Eat less towards the end of the day to get the full benefit of your body’s overnight activity contributing to weight loss;
  • Eat smaller portions that usual - over the years, especially in restaurants, portions have gotten out of control, take back the control and eat less at each sitting;
  • Use smaller plates to support your commitment to eat smaller portions;
  • Drink plenty of water per day;
  • Write down everything you eat and when you eat each day to help manage your eating activity towards your weight loss goal.

The above strategy is from Marge and Bruce Brown's "Weight Loss Program - Personal Coaching Guide", from the Quantum Results Coaching Personal Development Series. Available on Amazon at CLICK THIS LINK

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