It’s week 4 with my 80 Bites diet plan. We’ve moved on from talking about Quantity to learning about Frequency.
This last week has been more of a mental struggle for me. I love that I’m seeing results, and feeling better about my body, but I’m longing for snacks, and to not feel guilty whenever I eat something. I think my biggest problem right now is perhaps getting the right foods. Something I should probably take a closer look at, or at least at some vitamins to my diet.
So back to Frequency. According to the 80 Bites program, there is a very simple way to cut back the snacking between meals – just brush your teeth.
Yep. Simple and easy really. You brush your teeth and you won’t want to put anything into your mouth and ruin that clean feeling.
I was a little skeptical at first. The I decided to pay attention to my eating habits after brushing my teeth. I was pleasantly surprised. After brushing my teeth after breakfast, I don’t really snack during the mornings. Brushing my teeth after lunch though is more of a foreign concept to me. It’s definitely a good practice, but not one I’ve ever done. I’ve also noticed that most of my snacking, happens between lunch and dinner.
So looks like I’ll be adding a good hygiene practice to my afternoons, in an effort to curb those snacking urges. To tell the truth, I’m excited. I don’t usually snack because I’m hungry, more because it’s “something to do” and “it looks good”. I guess what I’m saying is I’m a boredom eater. I look to food to satisfy things other than actual hunger. Go ahead, tsk tsk me.
In regards to last weeks lesson, I have slowed my eating considerably. No longer focused on that next bite.
Starting to a little. Just in the amount that I eat, though.
Weight at beginning of
Are you still
Yes. Not as much as I had been, but I think it’s just a phase. It’s that mental block I mentioned above.