Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mike Boyle's "Realist's Guide to Holiday Eating"

#1- EAT LESS. This is the top tip. Eat less at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Remember, we don't need 4-5 meals a day, we need 4-5 feedings a day.
#2 Plan to Fail- as above, don't eat normally if you know you are going to attend a party. Eat sparingly during the day leading up to a party.
#3- Plan to Fail Part 2- get extra workouts in. Expend more calories in anticipation of taking in more calories.
#4- Forget all the stuff about sparkling water and celery. Just decrease your intake on "party" days and up your activity.
#5- Eat protein. Protein is filling and satiating. Better to eat chicken wings than chips in the mad, mad world of holiday parties.

BOTTOM LINE JUST EAT LESS!

2 comments:

paulhollings said...

Congrats on your success, Hank. That's fabulous! I'll check out this Boyle guy - I lost 50 pounds in the past year and have been getting in shape with walking (what I was doing when I kept running into you walking your dog) and strength training, but without any professional advice on diet or exercise, so I'm looking now for someone to provide some guidance. For me, the motivation was turning 50 and feeling like I was giving in to old age - bad back, taking Prilosec daily for indigestion, little energy. Feeling much better now, and skiing and golfing frequently - am now looking for a sustaining strategy.

Paul Hollings

paulhollings said...

Congrats on your success, Hank. That's fabulous! I'll check out this Boyle guy - I lost 50 pounds in the past year and have been getting in shape with walking (what I was doing when I kept running into you walking your dog) and strength training, but without any professional advice on diet or exercise, so I'm looking now for someone to provide some guidance. For me, the motivation was turning 50 and feeling like I was giving in to old age - bad back, taking Prilosec daily for indigestion, little energy. Feeling much better now, and skiing and golfing frequently - am now looking for a sustaining strategy.

Paul Hollings