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Well, it’s week 3 of my 80 Bites Diet Plan. I’m really enjoying this plan. It’s easy for me to follow, I don’t have to give up my favorite foods, and I have actually seen the results!
Week 3 is the last week focused on quantity. It supposedly takes 21 days to form a habit. I’m not sure anyone anticipated Thanksgiving in this quantity thing though….
Actually, I impressed myself. I did indulge in Thanksgiving feasting, but I know in years past, I’ve eaten way more than I did this last week. I actually felt full, and made that decision to stop eating. I didn’t NEED a second serving potatoes and turkey, so I didn’t have one.
This last week of learning about the quantity of food we eat, 80 bites talked about my food, in the moment. Focusing on one bite at a time. Are you one of the many that think about their next bite while still chewing the first? I noticed I was quite a bit. Not neccesarily consiously, but I’d have bite 2 on the fork before I had even swallowed, which led to swallowing before really having my food chewed properly.
So the lesson learned this week – SLOW DOWN. Chew your food. Enjoy the flavors.
How Many Bites did you take?
Weight at beginning of diet?
Since I’m on vacation, and Thanksgiving was this week…I’m not weighing..
Are you still motivated?
Yes. I even brought my running clothes on vacation. I didn’t go running, but we did take a very long walk to the park, instead of driving.
Even better, Mark noticed, and asked if I had lost weight this week.
Week 3 Question: Are you a fast eater?
Sadly, yes. I will be working on putting my utensils down between bites, and really chewing my food properly.