Welcome to week three of my ten week Healthy Eating Series, to Kick off 2012!
I’m hoping you are becoming more aware of your eating habits, more specifically, your eating speed and your relaxation level while eating.
Just remember, a relaxed mind and body makes for a faster, more efficient metabolism.
Focus #3 – Eating Rhythm
Finding an eating rhythm (what I like to refer to as meal cadence) means timing your meals, and the frequency in which you eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Getting an eating rhythm in your day will set the tone and the flow for your nourishment.
Take note of your typical day. Are your meals regular or erratic? For example, do you skp meals and/or eat too lightly early on in the day, while eating the bulk of your calories at night?
You may do this because of stress, a hectic work or home schedule. However there are some consequences to not having an eating rhythm throughout your day. These consequences include:
You ignore signals that your body is telling you what it needs
You ignore your true appetite and hunger
You ignore the nutritional needs of your body
This leads to:
Fewer calories burned
A weak digestive system
Metabolic deficiencies (a slow metabolism)
It can be a challenge to develop a healthy eating rhythm, but the rewards and the positive impact this will have on your overall health is well worth it.
Here is a great sample of a healthy eating rhythm:
7:00 A.M. – Meal #1 Breakfast
10:00 A.M. – Meal #2 Snack
1:00 P.M. – Meal #3 Lunch
4:00 P.M. – Meal #4 Snack
7:00 P.M. – Meal #5 Dinner
Note: All five meals should have approximately the same size portions.
Your schedule may not allow you to eat at those times, but remember this is just a sample. The point is to do your best to consistently eat meals at the same time every day, finding your eating rhythm.
For a healthy weight and a healthy relationship with food, slow down, relax, and find an eating rhythm. Make your meals and meal time a priority and your body will reward you.
Please feel free to pass this valuable information to your friends, family, and co-workers!
In Good Health,
Your Fitness Tutor
The information in this post combined with my Fat 2 Fit 56 Day Makeover will provide a great jump start for you. Make this year’s resolution a reality!
P.S. The information in this post is from Marc David’s “Food Psychology Coaching” Program. It was written by Certified Food Psychology Coach, Lisa Olona, and shared with her permission. If you like the information and are interested in learning more you can contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
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