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Diet Schmiet

Traditional Dieting Does NOT Work

Why “dieting” doesn’t work

Who wants to go on a diet? No one? I agree! Diets have in them one fatal flaw—there comes a time you need to stop. That is when all the hard work can be undone. The way you eat, needs to be a way of life.

Places to Eat

When you are out and about and hungry do you know the places you will go to get food? When you are hungry is not the time to decide that eating French fries and a double/double cheese burger is not a good idea. Make your menus ahead of time. Know what places have the best options and which of those options you have decided are in your best interest. Almost every restaurant (even fast food) have options that are well-balanced and perhaps by eating only a portion are great choices. The thing is that you cannot guess. You really must go to the website and find out what the nutritional values are.

Eat Well-balanced Meals

Know what to eat before you are hungry!

Do you know what foods are good to eat?

Eating well-balanced meals all the time is the easiest way to lose weight and keep the weight off. This means eating approximately the same amount of grams of dietary fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Unfortunately, we do not know what nutrient values food has unless we look them up. We are told, this is bad, this is good, but we don’t really know the nutritional value unless we look them up. Take fruits and vegetables for example. They are considered, good for you. However, fruits and vegetables are primarily carbohydrates, so you must add dietary fat and protein to your fruits and vegetables in order for them to be well-balanced.

How Much to Eat?

That is the question isn’t it? You need to begin to learn to listen to your body and when it starts to feel satisfied. If you feel full, you ate too much. It is a little trial and error at first. Once you get the right feeling you should be able to go anywhere from 2-4 hours without food. If you feel you need to eat sooner than 2 hours then perhaps you did not include enough dietary fat. If you can go longer than 4 hours, perhaps you ate too much dietary fat. If you feel dizzy, you probably had too much in carbohydrates and not enough protein.

Write It Down

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Write it Down!

Writing down what you ate and when and how you feel is the best way to learn to listen to your body. So go to my website www.timerdiet.com/journal and print out the journals for FREE to track your progress. You will be glad you have the historical information to see how far you have come.

Congratulate yourself along the way. Avoid rewards (they may backfire), but be sure to say to yourself, “Way to go!” when you see some progress.

 

Sherri Sue Fisher, author of TimerDiet and TimerOrganizer

 

 

Eating Late at Night

Is Eating Late at Night a DO or a DON’T?

Sleep is Important
It is neither! If you are hungry and it is late at night then eat, if you aren’t then don’t. It is as simple as that. If your plans call for a late night dinner with friends or a date night out, then eat late. If instead everyone wants to eat early then do that. There is NO secret time to eat. The real secret time, is when you need to eat. Not just want to.

Don’t dietician say to not eat after 6pm, 7pm, or 4 hours before you go to sleep?

 

There are a lot of people who will tell you not to eat past a certain time, or not to eat too close to your bed time. But, what if your stomach is growling and/or your head is dizzy, then what? Do you just lie in bed hoping that these feelings will go away and you will become tired enough to ignore them? You will probably fall asleep faster if you eat something small that is well-balanced i.e. includes dietary fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Getting to sleep is important not just for weight loss, but so many other health factors. I see no good reason to lie in bed waiting and hoping that the feeling of hunger will dissipate.

When you are hungry your metabolism is slowing down

It doesn’t take a science degree to know that if you are hungry your body knows it needs to conserve energy and it does this by slowing down your metabolism. Your digestion of food increases your metabolism. You can research this and let me know if you have questions.

Don’t go overboard!!

 
This is not a go for it to the cookies and cakes. Nor is it a reason to overeat right before you go to bed even if you are eating the most well-balanced of meals. Something small and only enough to take the edge off of your hunger. If you have read my book TimerDiet or gone to my website and looked over my rules, you know I recommend cheddar cheese and crackers if you need something to eat late in the evening. This particular combination includes dietary fat, protein, and carbohydrates. If you have something else that you prefer, try it out and see if you notice any difference in your weight goals and if it helps you get right to sleep. But, most of all don’t feel you need to go to bed hungry because you want to lose weight.
Sherri Sue Fisher, author of TimerDiet

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How to Eat When the Choices are Out of Your Control


Last Minute Plans to Go Out vs. Being in Control of the Dining Options

Especially when we are losing weight we want as much of our choices in dinning to be in our control as possible. But, this is not always the case. There are family gatherings, date nights, business lunch and dinner meetings, and so many other times when we don’t have a lot of say in our menus and/or the timing!

If You Know You Are Going Out vs. When You Don’t

 

Knowing ahead of time that there is a designated meal time is of great help when deciding how to plan the meals prior to and afterwards. If you are going to dinner at 7:00PM then be sure that you have taken into account whether you anticipate a wait time to be seated, whether there will be a business meeting prior to ordering, or possibly cocktails. I normally would have something like a small piece of cheese about one hour prior to the dining arrival time. This allows me to be sure that I am not famished when the food arrives or that I don’t eat the entire bread basket if that is all there is for the first half-hour. Sometimes the decision to go out is very last minute! You may be tempted to say no thanks, but don’t!! Your losing weight should not mean the end of your impromptu socialization. Just decide how much you really need to eat, keep it lean if you ate recently and embrace leftovers!

If You Don’t Know the Restaurant vs. When You Do

 

If we know the restaurant we probably have already scoped out the best options for us and have an idea what to order that will keep us on track. But, what if we have no idea where we are going until we get there? More than likely there is something that will work. Look for words like seared, broiled, and grilled, and avoid words like breaded, crusted, and fried. If you aren’t sure how something is prepared based on the description, ask the waiter and let them know you are interested in something with minimal sauces and preparation.

Appetizer vs. No Appetizer

 

It depends on how long it will be before you are going to have dinner and also what appetizer choices you have available to you. If your choices are fried mozzarella sticks or chili fries I would skip the appetizer and go straight for a salad to start you off. But, if you are going to be talking a bit before ordering dinner then my favorite appetizer is some sort of fish, beef, or chicken, with minimal preparedness.

Dessert vs. No Dessert

This is tricky in that if you are out to celebrate an anniversary or birthday of course you are going to want something. Perhaps sharing something is an option. Avoid the whip cream type desserts and stick with the more substantive like ice cream, dense chocolate cake, or crème brulee. But again, share with someone else and eat only what you feel comfortable eating.

Have Fun!! (There is no vs. no fun!!)

 

Above all, enjoy the time out whatever the occasion is. Your goal is to not overeat! Plain and simple if you avoid overeating that is more than half the battle. Embrace your leftovers and make a plan to eat them the next day. This will allow you to only eat what you truly feel comfortable eating in the moment.
 

Sherri Sue Fisher, author of TimerDiet

www.timerdiet.com

 

   
Thank you for reading #TimerDiet101 Blog, I hope you enjoyed!! Be sure to check out the book sold everywhere in all formats, audio, ebook, hardback, and paperback!