Monday, January 13, 2014

Weight loss tip #1

I am going to start posting some weight loss tips... but they are very much common sense. I do feel like for the most part people know what they need to do to lose weight, they just need to actually DO it! However, there are some people who can't seem to lose weight no matter how hard they try. For these people, I would suggest a full series of labs, including thyroid and cortisol, to see if there is something out of whack in your body. For me, it was my thyroid. I found out I am hypothyroid, and being on 2 different medications for it has helped me immensely.

Tip #1: Eat Mindfully

Many times while we are eating, we are just shoving whatever food is available into our mouths as fast as we possibly can... I work in a clinic where we don't get a lunch break, we have to eat while we work, plus drug reps bring us lunches that aren't always so healthy. To eat mindfully you must do two things: 

1. Be mindful about WHAT you are putting in your mouth! Is it healthy? Will it HELP or HURT your body?
2. Eat SLOWLY. We must actually CHEW our food!! 

Try this for a little while... see if it helps at all with your relationship with food. Be careful what you put on your plate... try to only eat the things you love, but that are healthy for you. If you love chocolate, have really GOOD chocolate and just a small piece or two, not a huge amount, and SAVOR it. 


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