More Please!

2012 New Year’s Resolution, “To lose 30 pounds.”  Do those words run through your head too?  Now in the second week of 2012, most of us are still clinging to our renewed goal to lose weight.

We at the Good Luck Grill support you and want to share a few ideas to help you achieve your health goals!

What if the conversation wasn’t really focused on shrinking waistlines, but instead what we want MORE of…. Like more health, more confidence, more strength, more satisfaction!

Here are a few things we are trying to incorporate:

"Spinach Salad with Sesame Dressing"

Spinach Salad with Sesame

1.       More Veggies!Have a salad with lunch and dinner.

2.       More Enjoyment! Enjoy your food more by eating more slowly.

3.       More Satisfaction! Eat what you want but don’t overeat– leave SATISFIED not STUFFED.  If you are hungry later have a snack.  On a fullness scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being “I’m so hungry I am about to gnaw my toes” and 10 being “I am so full I think I might suffocate,” shoot for leaving the table with a level 5 fullness.  We have been experimenting with this for a few months now and find that it helps me not overeat.

4.       More Muscle! Do muscle building exercise 3 or more times a week.  Remember… “Strong is the new skinny!”  The more you increase muscle mass in your body, the more you increase your metabolism.

For me and most people I know, diets have never worked and they are wildly unsatisfying.  If one of the ideas above resonates with you, we look forward to getting your feedback.  Wishing you MORE health and MORE happiness in 2012 and always!

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