30. Listen

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Simply Living Healthy – 40 tips in 40 days

A good deal of us have stopped listening to our body.  I bet every person reading this can recall the last time they overate and didn’t feel well. (Chinese food anyone? Or sugar overload?)  So my tip today is about awareness within your body.

Put portions on your plate that are appropriate.  Eat said food, and enjoy every last bite. Then stop. Many people I know would jump up for seconds, or a bigger helping of “that one really good dish” (ahem…my husband – sorry honey!) Instead, wait.  Give yourself 10 minutes, and literally set a timer if you need to.

Sometimes those cues from our body are still there, just delayed a little.  So wait the 10 minutes, and then if you are still hungry – actually physically in need of more nourishment, help yourself. (Since installing this as a household rule my husband has stopped with the second servings almost entirely! What a difference.)

Listen to your body, enjoy your food!

Simply Living Healthy – 40 tips in 40 days

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