1. I eat regular meals with low inflammatory foods.
2. I abstain from most processed sugar.
3. I feel full until it's time for the next meal.
4. I rarely think about eating out of emotion.
5. I don't have cravings for junk food.
6. I don't eat snacks between meals unless I'm very physically active.
7. I am fat adapted, so my body burns fat rather than stores it.
8. My insulin, glucose, and other hormones stay balanced out most days.
9. My clothes fit, day in day out, month in month out. Year in year out.
10. My weight stays within about a +3/-3 pound variance range over the last 20 months.
Rinse and repeat steps 1-10 for all food focused holidays. Halloween is the kick off of the food season.
1. I ate mini-candy bars several weeks before Halloween and counted points. Hey, I banked those points from a long hike several days ago... and I'll hike a long time every day to work it all off. I can out hike this candy!!!
2. I ate processed sugar every day, best to eat the good stuff and give the other stuff away.
3. I felt hungry all the time...counting the hours til the next meal.
4. I ate when I was sad, mad, tired, and happy.
5. I craved candy corn and chocolate. Bring all the mini- bars (because they are low points).
6. I snacked all day on processed foods... it fits into my point range, you know? There will be left over Halloween Candy in the break room. By the afternoon, I would have given up and eaten some.
7. I stored fat from steps 1-6.
8. My glucose, insulin and hormones were spiked more often. I knew this but did not connect the dots so well while I was under the sugar influence.
9. I had a wide range of clothing sizes at all times in my closet.
10. My weight yo-yo'ed a lot 10-20- 30 pounds and I tried so hard to figure it out.
I rinsed and repeated steps 1-10 for 40 long years. Glad to put those Halloween Memories back in the memory box.
I know abstinence is not for everyone, but if it is your "what works" choice, then I raise a hot cup of coffee with a sprinkle of cinnamon, and wish you a Happy and safe Halloween. You are not alone. No scary stuff, just clear thinking.
|Forget candy, we want to lick the pan that had the bacon, BEFORE you wash it...|