Spring is here and with the change of seasons comes a change of clothes. Then there is that moment when you put them on and find out they are too tight. Eeek!
Here are three simple ways to lose weight without counting calories.
1. Eat only when you are hungry, not when you are bored or need something to do. If you are not sure if you are really hungry have a glass of water instead. Often we feel hungry when in fact we are thirsty.
2. A craving for food lasts 90 seconds. When you feel a craving coming on (as opposed to your tummy rumbling):- Stop, straighten your back and lift your eyes as if to look over the horizon. Take several slow deep breaths and say to yourself "What if I can let this desire go easily? What if I can choose healthy foods that enhance my life and feel good?" Continue to breathe deeply and slowly. After 90 seconds say, "All is well" and continue on with an engaging activity.
3. Eat within set times of the day. Grazing from dawn until you go to bed elevates your insulin levels. This hormone causes you to want to graze even more, and that makes you put on weight. Have meals within an 8-10 hour period with wholesome, satisfying foods, and rest the digestive system in between them.
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Elayne Lane is an instructor of the Universal Healing Tao. She has been teaching and doing bodywork in excess of 20 years.