Wednesday, May 31, 2006

My miracle diet idea

I lost ten pounds because I go to restaurants less often. At restaurants I tend to eat far more than I would normally. A restaurant typically serves bigger portions than I'd serve myself at home. At restaurants I am distracted from what I'm eating, because I'm talking. My sister tells me that restaurants pile on the fat to make their food taste better.

Now about twenty minutes after I leave a restaurant, I feel this overfull feeling that I hate. I used to like it, but now I recognise it as "I ate too much." I'm trying to teach myself to eat less at restaurants by telling myself I can take it home.

Think I could make a mint selling a book with my new diet?

Sorta following a similar principle. C just told me about a diet where you eat light virgin olive oil and sugar every day. It's supposed to reduce your appetite so you don't overeat. It's supposed to fool your body into a lower set point for your weight.

I'm now within five pounds of my prepregnancy weight. Other parts of my diet include lifting a 20lb baby and forgetting to eat from stress. I guess that wouldn't sell too well. But seriously I hope the weight loss is a result of my body gradually returning to normal after months of high stress, but I still need to do better,(Edited to clarify) not in losing weight, but in taking care of myself. My weight has never been a real issue. The few extra pounds has just been a symptom of stress and lack of exercise. I'm fortunate because in someone with worse genes or worse general food preferences (I just naturally like fruit and vegetables, can't stand soda, and I feel sick if I eat too much processed foods), it could easily be fifty pounds or more.

One of the items still on my to do list is to buy an elliptical machine. We decided to wait until we sold the house. It will close on Friday. I'll give full details about the sale then.

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