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Eat With Your Head

Posted in Exercise, Food, Health, Nutrition

My son and his new wife had the pleasure of going to England for their honeymoon.  At one of the restaurants where they ate the food came in some packaging that had a message the above mentioned title that I thought was excellent and wanted to share with you.   It was an interview with loads of french women, a few Italians and some Spanish as well.  Here is their advice on eating well and keeping a good figure.

1:  Insist on nutritious, fresh, natural, quality food without any nasties in it!  (I’m all for that, but I can’t go to “Pret” in England to get it!)

2:  Eat three times a day and don’t pig out.  No grazing.  Don’t count calories.  Simply eat with your head.  Think about what you’re eating (before you eat it).  (I do agree with that, although there are definately some who do better with six small meals a day, know yourself)

3:  Lay the table, sit down, get a plate. (Americans, we are always in a hurry, I Know I need to work on this myself) And when you’re nearly full, stop eating.

4:  Don’t diet…diets are rubbish.  Being on a diet is a constant losing battle.  (so true!)

5:  Crisps, (not sure what that is) cookies and candy are not ‘treats’.  Eat them at your peril. (can’t say I’m in agreement with that 100%, got to enjoy a little!)

6:  Drink lots and lots (and lots) of water every day and, dare we say less alcohol?

7:  If you hate exercise don’t worry (don’t feel guilty).  Eat and drink properly and you’ll be fine. (being and exercise enthusiast I can’t agree with that, but I can tell you, eating has more to do with your weight than exercise from my observations)

8:  Behave slim and you’ll stay slim.  Slim is a state of mind.

I really enjoyed reading such a thing on food packaging from a restaurant, I hope you do too.

Though I attend several of her classes, where Darla truly shines is as a personal trainer and
health coach. She saw where I was, and helped me to get where I wanted to be, even though I
wasn’t sure I was communicating it clearly. After just a year my Dr. was amazed to report my
bone density had improved, and my overall health was enhanced. Darla keeps training fresh,
challenging, and enjoyable; and she is always supportive and encouraging. During this time of
sheltering I have been continuing my training sessions via Skype, and her eagle eye doesn’t
miss a thing…still correcting my form and pushing me to go beyond where I thought I could go.
Thank you doesn’t seem nearly enough for someone who got me back on a positive health track
that has enriched body, mind and spirit. But thank you anyway, Darla.

Laura, Newton New Jersey
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