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Day 36 Slow Down Your Eating
Monday, September 29, 2014      7 comments

Today's lesson from Linda Spangle's 100 Days of Weight Loss is about slowing down when we eat. She suggests setting a timer for 20 minutes and then eat your meal slowly enou... Read more
Day 35 The Eating Pause
Sunday, September 28, 2014      8 comments

Today's lesson is about the eating pause. Linda Spangle writes about a natural pause in your eating that occurs at the time when you just reach the point of full. If you are ... Read more
Day 34 - Listen Accurately
Saturday, September 27, 2014      7 comments

In today's exercise Linda suggests that a person will start to feel the signs of fullness if they quietly place their hands on their tummy and listen to how the stomach feels. ... Read more
Day 33 Fullness Scale
Friday, September 26, 2014      3 comments

Today's Exercise is about using a scale to determine how full you are as opposed to the scale that determines how hungry you are. Once again this is difficult for me to judge. It seems like I go from hungry to full without much thought of... Read more
Day 32 The 5 hour Rule
Thursday, September 25, 2014      4 comments

Today's lesson is about spacing meals apart by 3-5 hours. This is to add in conjunction with yesterday's lesson about eating according to the hunger scale. Imagine if you ate smaller meals but spaced them closer together, what do you thin... Read more
Day 31 Hunger Scale
Wednesday, September 24, 2014      5 comments

The lesson of the hunger scale is one used by most weight loss theories. The idea is to eat within a certain amount of time when you start to feel hungry. I have a di... Read more
Off for the Weekend
Thursday, September 18, 2014      5 comments

So excited to be taking a long weekend in Vancouver, BC. I haven't been there for years and it is one of my favorite places in the world. I am taking my lessons with m... Read more
Day 30 Postpone Eating
Wednesday, September 17, 2014      6 comments

Today's exercise is to postpone eating and also minimize amount. The way that I understand this idea is that when you feel a craving come one, try to postpone it by doing something else, drink some water, go for a walk, etc. This can someti... Read more
Day 29 Handheld Foods
Tuesday, September 16, 2014      5 comments

OK, I think I should have just skipped over today's exercise. Well, at least I know the area that I need to really focus on. From now on I think I need to not eat handheld ... Read more
Day 28 Eating Because It's There
Monday, September 15, 2014      6 comments

I don't eat food because it's there. The is the exercise for today. It is about learning to ignore food that comes into your vicinity and then eating it just because it is visible. I think for me one of the times when this might happen is whe... Read more
Day 27 Eat Dessert When it is Special
Sunday, September 14, 2014      4 comments

This is an easy exercise for me. Write a list of desserts that are special to me, include a description of these desserts, and when I would eat them. ... Read more
Day 26 When Food Disappoints You
Saturday, September 13, 2014      5 comments

Here is another lesson and exercise that was very profound for me the first time I did it. I could never imagine a chocolate cake that I didn't like. Now anytime I come across a food that is really not that tasty, I still think about whether ... Read more
Day 25 Eat Smaller Amounts, less often
Friday, September 12, 2014      10 comments

I remember the first time I went through the 100 days and came across this idea of eat smaller amounts less often. What the plan is - is to include the foods you love into your eating plan, but just eat a smaller amount of it and not very often... Read more
Day 24 Eating for Satisfaction
Thursday, September 11, 2014      5 comments

So today's exercise is to eat one thing today with the intention of being totally fulfilled by this food. I am really careful to choose filling and fulfilling foods for b... Read more
Day 23 Savoring
Wednesday, September 10, 2014      7 comments

My exercise for today was to savor a bite of something that I am eating. The suggestion is to eat chocolate, but I don't have any in the house and I don't want to buy any, so I am going to use a small slice of bread with jam. I love the ye... Read more

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