Sunday, February 15, 2009

First Ever Give-Away!

Other bloggers do it, so I thought it might be fun. I recently posted my book review of The Portion Teller Plan, by Lisa R. Young. The book is in near-perfect, read once condition, so I'd love to pass it on.

If you're interested in reading the book, make a comment to this post by next Sunday with your best tool for not overeating. I'll randomly choose a winner at next Monday's weigh-in.

I hope you've all had a beautiful weekend. See you tomorrow for the weigh-in!


  1. sounds like an interesting book. My best tool for not overeating is to drink a glass of water. It sounds weird but a lot of the time you can confuse being thirsty with being hungry. When I first feel hungry I drink some water, if I feel hungery afterwards I realize I probably am. If I'm fine for awhile afterwards I realize I was probably just slightly dehydrated.

  2. I tend to eat normal portion sizes during the daytime, but get "snacky" at the end of the day. I do keep track of points, so I have an idea of when I should stop eating for the day. If I trusted my instincts, I would probably keep eating until I went to bed. Now I often drink a cup of Celestial Seasonings Almond Sunset "dessert tea." It is just a regular herbal tea (no sweetener), but somehow it is sweet and satisfying, and really turns off my snacking tooth.

    Thanks for the great blog!

  3. I think my best tool thus-far has been to reach for something satisfying and healthy -- then I am less likely to overeat. When I get hungry, even if it's just "emotional hunger", I've been trying to reach for satisfying snacks, like nuts or bananas or even a whole avocado, eaten with a spoon and just a squeeze of lime and a dash of black pepper. These types of snacks are filling and satisfying, but are full of healthy vitamins and I feel good about my choice afterwards. If I eat a snack like this, I am better able to control my portions once meal time rolls around, and also I'm less likely to crave all of the starchy foods which are usually my 'go-to's.

  4. I drink tea like a fiend. I will have a cup when I wake up, a cup during the day to fend off snacking urges, a cup after dinner, and a cup before bed. I do drink water as well, but the tea makes me feel like I'm actually getting something with flavor in me, and that's really important. Water is great, but tea feels more special. And the act of making tea for me is very ritualistic, and reminds me to take steps to take care of my body. It's meditative, and reminds me that I'm worth all the effort. When I do get snack urges, I try to pick something that's filling but high flavor, so I don't eat too much of it. I like cut up sticks of vegetables with nut butter, or roasted chickpeas. And I always keep a bag of nuts in my purse, so if the urge strikes really bad, I have something healthy instead of picking up junk on the go.
    Not really portion control, but when I feel the cravings hitting really hard, I go for a run. That dopamine rush beats most any unhealthy snack cravings cold.