Thursday, July 9, 2009

A change in my eating habits

I decided, upon the advice of a friend, to cahnge my eating habits. Gretchen is a Physical Therapist who used to participate in Bodybuilding.

She suggested to me that I try eating 5 or 6 small meals per day rather than 3 larger meals.

I've been doing this for two days. I've managed to stay well within my calorie range and I don't feel hungry at all.

This is a typical day (so far):

9:00 a.m. Breakfast (1 cup Cheerios / 1/2 cup 2% milk)

11:00 a.m. Snack (Yogurt or fruit cup)

1:00 p.m. Lunch

3:00 p.m. Snack (see above snack)

6:00 Dinner.

If I haven't made my calories for the day, I will have a snack about 9:00 p.m.

I don't know yet how this will impact my weigh-ins -- Gretchen says it may take a week or two to see what, if any, impact this change will have on my weight.

If it's a positive impact, then I'll maintain this eating schedule. If not, I'll go back to three meals.

It's been rainy for most of the day here in Southeast Georgia. Hoping it will stay clear enough so that I can get in my mile walk this evening.

Remember... just move. Take an exta step... wash the dishes... fold clothes... just move!

DO or DO NOT. There is no "Try"!

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