7 Ways to Stop Overeating Once and For All

Overeating is easy to do, especially when you’re indulging in an unusually delicious meal. It’s also easy because there are many factors that cause us to overeat, including stress and noshing too fast—both of which we likely experience or do on an almost daily basis.

Fortunately, there are many tactics you can use to stop overeating once and for all, from slowing down to learning your body’s hunger cues. Use these tips to get your eating on track so you can feel fueled and satiated instead of full and frustrated.

Look Ahead
If you’re surrounded by unhealthy food all the time, it can be easy to eat all day long, whether or not you are hungry. Here’s one way to avoid this temptation: Think about how you’ll feel after you eat too much—like those times when you know you’re full, but there’s still food on your plate.

A similarly powerful tactic is thinking about how you’ll feel if you don’t eat the food. In almost every case you feel proud, happy and more satisfied than if you’d indulged unnecessarily.

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~Feelin’ Alive!~

TOPFIT Daily Activities Review

Sometimes in life you take two steps forward and one step back, but at least you’re moving forward. Unfortunately, this past week has been more like one step forward and 3 or 4 steps back. As weeks go, it sucked!
In an attempt to not be a total slug, I made time for 2 brief and easy workouts…1 calisthenics workout and 1 x-trainer workout…and I paid for it.

(see “The Cancer Chronicles” post for background info)

~No Challenge, No Change~

On the Trail Again

I hope I don’t have to pay the piper tomorrow, but I just had to get out on a trail today after many months of having to avoid that kind of activity.
I took a leisurely hike on the Shade Creek trail in Jacksonville Forest Park. It turned into an awe inspiring Shinrin-Yoku experience.
I was even able to snack on a few trailing blackberries, thimbleberries, and wild raspberries.

~Feelin’ Alive!~


Today’s workout was a series of sets of BB bench presses.  I started light and worked my way up to a comfortable 2 rep max weight before working my way back down again.
Of course, my definition of light and heavy is a little distorted right now due to current circumstances, but it reminded me of this poem I wrote several years ago.

High reps, low reps
Fast reps, slow reps
Weights that were heavy
Weights that were light
Some sets were easy
Some were a fight
The bar above me
Loaded with weight
My contracting muscles
In control of my fate
With nothing to lose
And so much to gain
Supine on the bench
The sweat it did rain
The triceps they shook
The pecs they did twitch
That workout was truly

~Feelin’ Alive!~