When was the last time you reveled in the sensation of a chocolate truffle melting across your tongue or the sweet taste of a sunripened strawberry? When did you last brush the crumbs of a gooey cinnamon bun off your lap without a sliver of guilt or an ounce of remorse? If you've been struggling to lose the weight that's slowly crept on since you hit your 40s thanks to changing hormones and a stalled metabolism, your answer is probably "rarely" or "never.
Looking back on my weight-loss journeythere's one really crucial lesson I learned that I wish I had known from the get-go. It has nothing to do with how much to eat or which workouts burn the most calories or how to eat less sugar. The most important—and most unexpected—lesson I learned was to maximize the amount of pleasure I was getting in my life.
How can we be so saturated with nutritional information, but yet, most of us still struggle with our weight? When we have difficulty losing weight, we turn to analyzing our calorie intake and evaluating how we can further clean up our diets. Not more omega-3 tablets, kale smoothies or Paleo meals.
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Today I am sharing some interesting research which will help you understand the magic of our innate biological imperative to enjoy our food. This is something I have long advocated from a psychological perspective, but I now understand the physiological necessity too. Permit me, if you will, to get a bit science-y here and please read to the end.
A few regular readers of this blog have been asking: What does one actually eat on the Pleasure Diet? What do you have to eat--or not eat--to actually lose weight? Well, the short answer is: I eat whatever I want.
It is a book that will take you from where you are to where you want to be. A must read for anyone looking to achieve a higher health potential. An inspiring read for all those interested in nourishing a healthy, loving, and peaceful relationship with food.
Find out how emotional eating can sabotage your weight-loss efforts, and get tips to get control of your eating habits. Sometimes the strongest food cravings hit when you're at your weakest point emotionally. You may turn to food for comfort — consciously or unconsciously — when facing a difficult problem, feeling stressed or even feeling bored.
Everyone loves to see the numbers on the scale go down, but it turns out that there are all sorts of little perks and pleasures that come from dropping pounds. For me, one of the best parts of going from a size 14 to a size 10 is being able to fit into more clothes. At a size 14, it was extremely tough to find my size--and find things that fit well and flattered me.