It helps during the I-need-chocolate part of the afternoon. Put away the food scale "Portion control isn't about measuring; it's about ordering two appetizers instead of an entrée and cutting back on bread if you have pasta. Here's expert advice for losing weight and burning fat fast! Your body is a dynamic activity in a dynamic universe. It is a process, an activity. Popular Weight-Loss Tricks That May Backfire Sure, we spend our days sifting through the latest research and asking super-toned celebrities about their workout advice and weight loss tricks.
Chopra defines self-awareness as the ability to observe ourselves without judging ourselves. If you develop the practice of observing yourself without judgment you will nourish your body, mind and spirit with the food that you are really hungry for. How do we know if it is our body that is hungry for nutrition? How do we fend off food cravings? What do we do if we are hungry for emotional needs?
How can we stop yourselves from turning to food in an emotional crisis? Chopra shares this food for thought….. Your body is not the thing. Our stomach lining is new every five days. Our skin changes every month. Our skeleton is a dynamic organ containing calcium and phosphorus and it all comes and goes every three months. By the way we think and feel and behave we can influence the activity of our genes and the structure of our brain.
We can sculpt and shape our bodies through experience. When we look in the mirror at our body we are looking at the past. Our body today is the product of our past experiences.
If not now, when? Tried-and-true tips Sick of chasing fad diets? Put away the food scale "Portion control isn't about measuring; it's about ordering two appetizers instead of an entrée and cutting back on bread if you have pasta. Stash fruit "Keep fruit at work. It helps during the I-need-chocolate part of the afternoon.
Shake chocolate "When I'm trying to drop a few pounds, I carry around a shaker cup of chocolate protein powder. If I'm ravenous, I add the water, and it fills me up so I don't eat something high-calorie instead. Set limits, then go nuts! It's almost impossible to overeat. Floss for dessert "Brushing my teeth after dinner makes me less likely to eat again before I go to bed. Take a 'before' photo "Before I got in shape, a friend convinced me to take photos of myself wearing nothing but a sports bra and underwear.
Frazier, Health assistant fitness editor.