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What Kind Of Person Are You?

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The Diet Danger Zones are traps that catch all of us at one time or the other, but most people fall into only one or two on a regular basis.

 

There are 4 primary zones:             

#1. The Meal Stuffer

#2.The Snack Grazer

#3. The Restaurant Indulger

#4.The Desk Top Diner

 

Today I will talk about the first 2 on the list, their traits and how manage them.

 

#1.The Meal Stuffer

Stuffers eat till they can’t move, cleaning everything on their plate. They eat really quickly and often take second helpings. They often consider themselves to have a “healthy appetite”. I’ve been guilty of this in the past myself eating for the sake of eating. How many times have you said to yourself “why did I eat those last few bites” or “why did I order dessert”.

If this is you, here are some tips to avoid adding unwanted calories to your day.

1. Slow down, it takes 20mins for your brain to realise it’s full.

2. Get into the habit of leaving food on the plate.

3. Use the half plate rule. Half the plate is vegetables and the other half is protein and starch.

4. Buy smaller plates.

5. Eat fruit for dessert. (Obviously there’s a time and a place for some chocolate cake)

#2.The Snack Grazer

Grazers reach for whatever food is available. Convenience is important for the grazer. They seldom pass up a sweet bowl and love to pick. They snack out of habit rather than hunger, they need something to do with their hands watching tele or reading.

How to avoid the snack attack:

1. Keep the tempting foods out of sight, out of sight out of mind.

2. If you crave a lot, try snacking on some fruit or nuts.

3. Keep the healthy foods insight so swap the biscuit jar for a fruit bowl

4. Only eat at a table, don’t eat at the counter or at the fridge.

Hope these tips help, in part two I will talk about the restaurant indulger and the desk top diner.

Paul

CP Team