Let’s Eat…Not so Fast

Chris Rouse

Chris Rouse

Thanksgiving has come and gone.  Many of us enjoyed the day, sharing it with family and friends while dining on succulent turkey and mouth-watering dressing or stuffing.  This year I did something that I plan to do each Thanksgiving, eat just enough to be satisfied and believe it or not I did not go back for a second serving.  Surprised myself!  I even resisted tasting all of the deserts I just enjoyed a couple and not all in the same day! That was HARD!!!  I made an irresistible banana pudding that disappeared by the end of the evening and I merely had a taste.  I guess you’re wondering where I am going with this, well since you asked,  for anyone that over indulged during Thanksgiving, how do you feel?  Whenever I enjoyed more than I needed to I would feel really guilty for the next 2 or 3 days and vow that I would not do the same thing during Christmas dinner.  Now you know that didn’t always go as planned but since I was able to restrain myself during thanksgiving this year, I feel comfortable that I will be able to do the same for Christmas.

Please do not think that I want you to watch every morsel that goes into your mouth because I can assure you that isn’t the case.  I do want you to enjoy all that you would like and if that means for you, having a portion of everything, it’s ok.  Consider this instead of enjoying it all in one sitting, try a few things and make your second serving the foods that you didn’t have the first time.  Make sense, this way you still get to savor all your favorite foods not denying yourself anything.  Now do the same with the deserts, but in this instance, save your second serving for the following day, the sweet treats that you did not enjoy on Christmas day.  Try this and you’ll notice the numbers on the scale haven’t increased very much.  Remember portion size is the key to being successful at maintaining your desired weight.

Last time I shared an awesome AB exercise and forgot to tell you the number of sets to perform, start with two and work your way up to three and watch your ABs take shape.

We’ll talk again very soon.

Chris

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