I am eating less. I started eating off of smaller plates, and I have to say this little switch is making a huge difference in how much I eat. My salad plate is all I need to feel totally satisfied, and my eyes see a full plate of food. You know we eat with our eyes as well as our mouths. I am trying to savor my meals as well, meaning I am not just inhaling my food.
I am not a super fast eater, but sometimes I don’t chew as much as I could. I am trying to do that now more than not. Trying being the operative word. I have also been adding more vegetables to my diet. I like sautéing veggies with an egg for breakfast, a big hearty salad for lunch with toasted walnuts (my new favorite thing) and some sort of vegetable or two with dinner.
I am not over complicating any of this. Right now I am focusing on eating less and adding more nutrient dense vegetables to my diet. When I was at Costco the other day, I even bought these green smoothies. I don’t normally buy this sort of thing, but this was organic and really just greens. Well, it tasted like grass, and I actually don’t mind earthy tastes. This was a bit green even for me. I had to add some fruit just so I could drink it. You win some, you lose some.
The one area I am struggling with more than anything else is moving my body more. I don’t dislike exercising. I walk the dog, and I do some stretching. I have even been hopping on the Total Gym for some arm work, but I know I can do more. It is just really easy for me NOT to exercise. I can come up with very creative excuses why I don’t exercise.
So my next focus on improvement is moving more throughout my day. I will keep you posted on this one, as it has been my particular challenge for a while now.
Caroline Nixon is
an intuitive healer and teacher who wrote two books about what she knows.