On the days that I tend to be hungrier than others, I use the following to help squelch over eating. When I feel hunger between meals, I drink a glass of water & wait 15 minutes before eating anything. After that 15 minute wait, if I am still feeling hungry, I make my snack a fresh fruit or veggie serving with a little bit of protein...
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When going out in the sun, you are encouraged to put on sunscreen and wait a half an hour before going out. However, sunscreen blocks Vitamin D production completely. 15 minutes of sun gives you all the Vitamin D you need for a day, My DW and I go out for 15 minutes of sun early in the day, then
put on sunscreen and stay in the shade for 30 minutes, sometimes reading a good book. After that, we can enjoy our pool or garden, really do anything on a sunny day, and have our Vitamin D, too. Adequate levels of Vitamin D help prevent depression and makes you happier.
If I have just eaten dinner and still feel hungry and want seconds I DON'T deprive myself of them. BUT I DO make myself wait 15 minutes before taking them. I find 90% of the time I'm no longer hungry after 15 minutes.
For many reasons -- including knees that need coddling to lack of time -- I usually exercise in increments of 15 to 20 minutes at a time, 3 or 4 times a day. I may not have 30 minutes or more at a time to exercise, but I can always find 15 minutes, and those few minutes are less intimidating, and thus more likely to happen, than a big chunk of minutes. It's also beneficial to my knees because they get a break, which means there is less pain and I'm more likely to do another 15 minutes later on.
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