Great article! The only part I didn't agree with was the "mouth hunger" vs. "body hunger" section. I think if you believe you need to wait until you are lightheaded and weak before you "allow" yourself to eat, you may not eat enough. Too many women starve themselves of calories with guilt feelings about eating at the "wrong times" or eating the "wrong things" for the "wrong reasons". The whole magic of SP, to me, is the simplicity of using each day's overall calorie intake and calorie burning to track your nutrition and promote weight loss in a healthy way. It has taught me that as long as I keep track of what I'm eating and how much, I can control my calorie intake without being harsh with myself or depriving myself of calories. (I did that a lot as a teen - and I think it is one reason that I gained weight as an adult, not wanting to go back to that harsh attitude towards food!)
Otherwise, an excellent article, and a real reminder to get my weight control engine revved up for 2009.
- 12/27/2008 1:05:35 PM