Thursday, February 10, 2011

Experimental Eating

As most of you know I am working on/tyring to read 100 books in one year. Well, I recently started reading The Four Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss. Who doesn't like short cuts in life?!? In his book Tim (yep, we're on a first name basis haha) talks about a "Flash Diet" where subjects were asked to take pictures of all their meals or snacks prior to eating. Research concludes that photographs are more effective than written food diaries and more convenient to boot! It allowed participants to consider their choices before the damage was done.
It is suggested that you up the ante by posting the photos in a public place!
I mean really...if you know someone is going to see it you probably won't eat that entire bag of chips while watching TV or decide to indulge in that second can of soda!!

At the end of the chapter the reader is encouraged to ask some questions of themselves and take action. Tim challenges you to participate in at least 2 of his 5 suggestions for cutting fat without changing what you eat. One of the choices just happened to be....yep, you guessed it! Photographing your food!!! So, here I am giving it my all! He recommends doing the experiment for 3-5 days but I am going to aim for 2 weeks!!!!!


Enough jabbering... here is what I ate today!

Breakfast: 4 Powdered Donuts, Dinner: Pan Fried Pork Chops, cheesy taters, & broccoli, Desert: 3/4 of a Strawberry Cupcake (I shared a lil with hubster!) 

And, for good measure, I have decided to photograph what I drink as well. After all you can drink your calories!!

Water all day and Honey Brown with dinner

 There it is. The ugly truth. I would get a good "talkin to" from any nutritionist. I pretty much operate on the principle "Eat when you are hungry and don't eat when your not!". For as long as I can remember I have never gone wild over breakfast. I hardly ever feel hungry in the A.M.!!! I know! Really bad huh?!? To add to all that...I rarely eat 3 (or however many they are recommending these days) square meals a day. If I'm not hungry I might skip one and then make up for it by eating double later!!! Feel free to lecture me! But, really, that is the purpose of this little experiment. I'm going to see if I can guilt trick encourage myself to make better choices for my health!

There you have it guys!
Anyone else wanna play???
What are your thoughts on my little experiment?!?

Until Then....

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