Sean and Detra installed a homemade pull-up bar in their garage. Guess who's going to have a pull-up by the time we reopen our doors?
I usually write about food on Fridays. However, we have only a few days remaining on our #stayhome Bingo game and I want to make sure you have every opportunity to get all of your squares.
Today's Bingo highlights are to take 15 mins (or more) to eat dinner and to do a weekly meal prep and share it with your team or on our secret CF group.
So many of our healthy lifestyle habits have gone up in smoke with our current situation. We make more trips to the fridge. We are snacking more. We eat out of boredom rather than hunger. You name it and we're doing it.
One of the ways we can regain some sense or normalcy is to slow down and eat a meal. Eating slowly allows for better digestion, better hydration, it enables us to pay attention to our satiety which makes it easier to maintain our weight.
It takes about 20 mins from the time we begin our meal for our brain to send out signals of satiety. It's so easy to overeat if we're shoveling in our food.
Perhaps we rush a meal because we feel we don't have time to eat. I will argue that eating is a basic human function and in order for it to not go sideways we have to pay attention to it.
One way to slow down is to put your fork or spoon on that table after every bite. Move your food around in your mouth and really savor the flavors. Then take a drink of water after every swallow.
I don't usually advocate screens at the table, yet for this challenge I encourage you to set a timer for dinner. Fifeteen minutes is a pretty short dinner time considering the 20 minutes it will take until you start to feel full. Let's try it this week and see how you feel. Perhaps next week you can lengthen in to 20. Happy eating!
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