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What Did You Have For Lunch?
Blog Posted:11/15/2012 3:25:00 PM
Well, since I am big on FOOD, and since I have not blogged in a while, I thought I'd ask you guys: what did you have for lunch today?
This brings me to the reason I brought it up. For the past few years I have put on a little weight and it has really bothered me. I exercise just as much as before. and as for eating, I even cut my calories, but nothing was working. Then in my spin class two weeks ago, the teacher there was discussing with us a good way to lose weight, especially after age 50,when our metabolism slows down. Here is what he told me:
To turn your body into a more efficient fuel burning "machine" there is a very simple technique. I have been doing this for over two weeks now, and though I am afraid of scales (Have not stood on one for ages) I think I can tell from the way my clothes fit me, that I am losing some weight. You have to do the following things:
1. Eat first thing when you wake up, some nutritious breakfast to get your body in gear.
2. EAt small snacks every two or three hours. It is better to eat lots of small meals than three big ones per day. But don'T worry about what you eat. Just eat within reason. If you feel like a burger, just have a burger. and you can add fries, just take it easy on them!
3. After 3 p.m is a very important step. Do NOT eat anything else that is questionable food. Eat CLEAN. that means to eat unprocessed foods, natural foods and good protein (lean chicken and beef, fish ,eggs and good cheese, NOT valveeta or cream cheese or processed cheese)
4. THREE hours before you go to bed, STOP eating. This way, by allowing your body a lot of time to perform its function of burning the calories you put into it earlier in the day, your body will become more efficient at what it does. I am a night owl, so I can eat until 9 p.m!!! and I usually snack on sunflower seeds before 9.
That's all there is to it. No fancy diet. Just remember to eat what you want (within reason) during the day and EAT CLEAN after 3. And don"T eat at all 3 hours before bed. Also, eat as soon as you can upon rising in the morning.
BY the WAY, today here was my wonderful lunch: from Smith's Deli section: a tuna croissant sandwich with a few onion rings and a few tiny taquitos and cream cheese peppers! YUM. So what did YOU have?