Monday, May 10, 2010

Think Small . . .

I know, that sounds like a contradiction in today's over-zealous "think big" society.  But I fully believe that that "think big" attitude is what has made the US the fattest nation in the world.  Big cars have replaced walking or biking from place to place, and big roads and highways have made it very unsafe to do so anyway.  Big chain restaurants are feeding us big portions (and some with very big price-tags).  Big clothing chains have been forced into creating bigger sizes for their bigger clientele. We all have the desire for big, bigger, biggest in our lives.  That's where we make some of the biggest mistakes in our lives.

As a result, our bills are bigger, our debts are bigger, our stresses are bigger, and ultimately our waistlines are bigger.

So what do you do to solve this?  You have to change your thinking.  You have to go from "think big" to "thinking small".

Smaller cars, for example, are more economical and most are "greener".
Smaller portions in restaurants means smaller checks and smaller belts.
Smaller bills mean smaller stresses.

But this blog is about weight loss, not economics.
How does this apply to weight loss?
Well, quite simply, eat small, weigh less.

Is it really that simple? Well, yes, it is.  Eat smaller portions off a smaller plate - it'll make it look like you have more.  Eat with a smaller fork.  It'll take longer to eat and you'll feel fuller much quicker than you would if you were shoveling in your food with a giant fork.  Eat small.

Yes, it takes some will power and work.  But then, weight loss isn't supposed to be easy.  But it will be so worth it when you you're "smaller thinking" leads to smaller sizes!

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