I don't post much on this site, mostly lurk, but I wanted to respond to you plea. This past winter I really increased my training and my appetite went through the roof. I wll admit, that I do not have a problem with my weight, but I was afraid of how hungry I became. So I hired a sports nutritionist to go over what I was eating and make adjustments. I learned a thing or two, some stuff I knew, but just needed to be told.
In looking at what you posted about what you ate the other day, something jumps out right away. Lack of protein at each meal. If you eat a small amount of protein with breakfast, it will quiet your hunger longer than just the cereal alone. Eggs, or egg whites, peanut butter, turkey sausage or turkey bacon. Something. It will help.
You can shoot me a pm if you want to chat more about it.
Eating slower is a simple, but effective way to speed your metabolism and also allows the body time to tell the brain when you have had enough food. Evidence of this working can be seen in most places in Europe, they are extremely slow eaters and spend hours eating dinner and most importantly they don't have major issues with obesity amongst other health concerns most Americans are faced with. Im not suggesting you shouldn't watch what you eat, but I guarantee eating slower will help curb your appetite and help you watch your weight.
A mantra, (buddhist based) I've used to get myself in the habit of eating slow is this.. As you are eating, think the following words very slowly: "Grab, Grab, Bite, Bite, Chew, Chew, Swallow, Swallow, Digest, Digest."
The words don't necessarily correspond with the action, they should float slowly through your brain while you eat. Try it with a piece of fruit first;something that doesn't require utensils.
IF you do this correctly, giving it sometime, you will experience eating in a way that you never have before. It is a form of meditative eating and changes the way you look and feel about the purpose of food. It has also made me a disciplined slow eater, which is also better for your body's digestive system.
Ha! I'd forgotten about that. Sean bore witness to my sloth-like eating pace following an excellent Mahlon ride he led a few months ago.chrisg is walking proof of the eating slow method of weight maintenance. and the riding your brains out method as well, but also the eating slow method....
Ha! I'd forgotten about that. Sean bore witness to my sloth-like eating pace following an excellent Mahlon ride he led a few months ago.
I do believe that it makes a difference, though it is just something I've always done naturally.