Monday, April 02, 2007

The Four Questions

Tonight my daughter's going to ask the first of the traditional four questions of the passover seder.

I thought, in honour of the event, that I provide you with four simple questions - four questions where if you answer yes to all of them, there's a great chance that hunger's not influencing your choices, and if you answer no to one or more, a great chance that you often eat portions or choices inconsistent with your weight management goals.

So here they are:

  1. Do you have at least 300-350 Calories for breakfast within 1 hour of waking?
  2. Do you always have a meal or a snack within 3 hours of your last one?
  3. Do you have at least 3 meals and 2-3 snacks daily?
  4. Do you have protein with every meal and snack?
If you're struggling right now with "sticking to a diet", remember that dieting doesn't work and that the primary reason is that suffering doesn't work. Try to get 4 yeses and see if that doesn't help.

Remember, reasonable jumps out the window when hunger enters the room.

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