140119 Control your eating by applying Paretos’ law, Hara Hachi Bu and other techniques 2/2
Briefly, Pareto’s law states that eighty percent of the resultant effects come from twenty percent of the involved parts. In the case of food it’s that piece of pie or cake that is calling your name after you’re already full. That’s the twenty percent you don’t really need to eat.
Now that you’ve got a handle on how to control your intake at the big meal let’s take a look at some other ideas to keep your weight at its pre-Thanksgiving meal level.
A half an hour before the meal eat a big apple along with a big glass of water.
Leave the liquid calories alone. This includes pop, sports drinks and alcohol. Try skim milk instead of full or reduced fat milk.
Eat an orange instead of a glass of orange juice.
Increase your water intake. Not to ridiculous levels but at least until your urine is a pale yellow similar in color to lemonade.
Take extra helpings of fruits and vegetables but without the whipped cream and added sugar.
Eat reduced fat light mayonnaise and fat free sour cream.
After all the dishes and food have been put away go for a nice walk. Doing so helps keep your cholesterol and triglycerides at more moderate levels.
Movement is wonderful for your body. Fidgeting is good because it burns calories. Be active and you’ll feel better.