Let me bring your attention to some things that could be robbing you of your results:
- The candy jar on the receptionist desk at your work or places you frequent.
- Your morning coffee. Are you using creamers, sugars or grabbing a flavored latte?
- Do you mindlessly munch on nuts at your desk or while you commute?
- Grabbing a few bites off your kids or spouses plate.
- Night caps
- Wine with dinner
- Do you nibble while you cook?
- Did you get a 2nd serving of those Brussel sprouts and bacon even though you were no longer hungry because they tasted so good?
Get the idea?
Those extra nibbles and munchies = Mindless eating.
And as you can see, I’m not just talking about food that people like to label “bad”.
Sometimes we mindlessly eat perfectly clean foods for reasons other than what we need to satisfy our bodies.
Here’s a challenge for you:
For the next 14-days without worrying about changing anything just yet, start writing down all the things that you eat and drink in a day that are not moving you toward your fat loss goal or are extras you may not have been accounting for.
Personal confession: years back I did this challenge myself and I found that I ate as much as 1,000 calories extra in munching! Sometimes this was binging on high-sugar, high-fat processed foods which can add up to major calories alarmingly fast. Other times it was almonds, raisins, turkey pepperoni… you know “good” stuff.
Never in a million years would I have thought my “harmless” munching was adding up to HUNDREDS if not a thousand calories EXTRA a day.
It also didn’t really sink in that I needed to make changes until I say the huge “extra” numbers each day.
Once I knew with cold hard facts, my determination to make the changes was strong.
So while you’ll be tempted to say “I already know all the things that I need to cut out: Do the work.
The cold hard data can make a light click on for you as it did for me.
Now once you get all that data what do you do?
Cut it all out at once? Maybe…. And it depends.
We’ll talk about that soon.
I would absolutely love to hear how this logging goes for you and what you learn about yourself. Leave a comment and tell me what you learn.
And as always I’m here to help.