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Day 36 - slow down your eating
Saturday, August 09, 2014      4 comments

The ‘pause’ helps you realize you need to stop eating. The trouble is 'do you really want to listen to this 'pause’? Probably not, but if you did and waited just a minute or so, you would find that you really are full (+1 on the fullness scale... Read more
Day 35 - the eating pause
Friday, August 08, 2014      8 comments

Amazing insight and this Chapter has now replaced my favorite which was the one that asked, 'I am committed or just interested' in losing weight. The fullness scale is my third favorite! Linda Spangle relays her observations after years of... Read more
Day 34 - listen accurately
Thursday, August 07, 2014      6 comments

Linda Spangle says listen to your stomach and 'not' your brain. Apparently, it takes 20 minutes before your brain says you are full. She gives an example of holding your stomach when you are full. "So by noticing the way your stomach feels, no... Read more
Day 33 - fullness scale
Wednesday, August 06, 2014      4 comments

So Linda Spangle says that in order “to recognize fullness, you can use a three-point scale similar to the one for levels of hunger.” (Day 31 blog) Fullness Levels Scale //0 Neutral, not hungry, not full +1 Satisfied, comfortable, ju... Read more
Day 32 - the five hour rule
Tuesday, August 05, 2014      9 comments

Linda Spangle emphasizes that by skimping on food, during the morning and day times, makes one so hungry at night that they tend to overeat. And then usually one is not really particular about what is eaten at this point. This is a catch-2... Read more
Day 31 - hunger scale
Monday, August 04, 2014      7 comments

Nibbling all day can interfere with your ability to recognize true hunger signals. Linda Spangle has a scale that we can use: 0 neutral, not hungry, not full (usually "...one to two hours after eating.") -1 a little hungry ("...you feel... Read more
Day 30 – postpone eating
Sunday, August 03, 2014      5 comments

So this Chapter tells us that some foods with its flavors and textures make us crave more. Don't I know that!!!!!!!!!!! “To change the way you manage these foods, decide that you will postpone eating them” says, Linda Spangle. Tell your... Read more
Day 29 - handheld foods
Saturday, August 02, 2014      9 comments

Day 29 – handheld foods Foods that are small enough to be held in your hands are near impossible to stop eating for a lot of us. I love this next sentence by Linda Spangle. “They have a sneaky ability to hook you into overeating without re... Read more
Day 28 – eating because it’s there
Friday, August 01, 2014      7 comments

Many of us eat food simply because it’s there. This is MEEEEEE. We eat at work when our co-workers bring in cookies, dounuts, and cakes. We taste all those free samples at grocery stores. We eat at buffets when our church has a celebration. We ... Read more
Day 27 - eat dessert when its special
Thursday, July 31, 2014      7 comments

We all know that desserts of any kind push us over the edge...calorie wise or binge wise. So Linda Spangle emphasizes that we need to be particular about our desserts. The skills of being able to savor, eat reasonable portions, eat smal... Read more
Day 26 - when food disappoints you
Wednesday, July 30, 2014      12 comments

If this lesson had only come yesterday!!! I had to go for an appointment at the doctor's during lunch so I decided to eat out. I went to a place I really enjoy and found to food to be so disappointing. I wasn't sure if it was my taste buds or t... Read more
Chapter 25 - eat smaller amounts, less often
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      7 comments

Day 25 - smaller amounts, less often So this is referring to eating your favorite goodies. You don't have to cut them out of your plan, but instead eat: "smaller amounts, less often". You will need to plan ahead and determine how muc... Read more
Day 24 - eat for satisifaction
Monday, July 28, 2014      10 comments

Chapter 24 is an amazing, powerful lesson by Linda Spangle...one of many... Bottom line: Eat to achieve "satisfaction from your food, not guilt or remorse." How to achieve this?: "Eat slowly, pay attention to the bites, and appreciat... Read more
Day 23 - savoring
Sunday, July 27, 2014      4 comments

I am working at my 2nd job (Sunday afternoons only) so I have no access to what I wrote for the Challenge on Day 23. Also, I had forgotten I was supposed to buy something decadent (ex: small Andes mint) and take 5-6 bites out of it - savo... Read more
Day 22 – multitask with food
Saturday, July 26, 2014      6 comments

So this challenge is a bit different from yesterday where it was centered on mindful eating and concentrating on nothing else. Today’s challenge wants you to multitask, but still eat with awareness. At first, I was somewhat confused, but a... Read more

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