How do you feel when you hear me say, that sometimes, changing how you eat can really be more powerful than changing what you are actually eating?
Do you believe me? Are you thinking, "Um, no-way? Whaaat? That can't be true." But, it is! So, let me tell you a little story about one of my past clients...
Her name was Samantha, and she was a big deal marketing director. She was 47 years old, and she came to me for help with digestive issues. She had something that she called her "belly balloon." Her belly just ballooned out even though she worked out five times a week.
When I asked her a few questions about her eating habits, she told me that she would stop at Starbucks on her way to work and down a large frappuccino and an egg and cheese sandwich in the car while rushing through city traffic. And then for lunch, she'd run to the corner cafe and pick up a personal pizza and devour it in the elevator before...
Did you know that HOW you eat is just as important as WHAT you eat? Well, it is... Did you know that eating slower helps your body burn more fat? Well, it does!
Here's the deal. We spend so much time working and rushing and being stressed out that we hardly even breathe when we're eating, much less breathe deeply. And that, my friends, is the problem.
When we eat under stress, our bodies cannot digest the food we're shoving down our throats like angry birds. As far as your weight is concerned, taking a 5-minute break to gobble up a sandwich or even a salad is doing waaaay more harm than good! But, here's the good news; eating slower and more mindfully will help you burn more fat; no matter what you're eating! When I work with clients in my 90-Day Total Transformation Program, we dive deeply into this concept. Eating slower helps your body burn fat. Here are just a few of the tools we use.