Last week, I started this series on Powerful Living. It is based upon my observations of studying how successful people operate. Some people are more effective than others. There is a saying that, “if you want something done, ask a busy person.” So what makes them more effective than the rest of us? Let’s recap last week’s column. The first three suggestions I had were they eat smaller meals, stop eating two hours before bedtime, and avoid eating white food as much as possible. Now for this week’s suggestions.
First, they drink plenty of water. Our bodies are made up of water. To help us operate at a high level we must have water and not just when we exercise. We need water all day long. From the moment we rise in the morning to the time we put our head on the pillow at night. I would suggest that you drink a cup of water when you get up in the morning. It is at that time that the body needs water the most. It hasn’t had any water in probably around 8 hours. Also, I would suggest drinking a cup of water before each meal. It will help you to eat less and water helps to digest food.
Second, substitute fruit instead of having cookies, chocolate bars, potato chips etc. When our ancestors wanted something sweet they ate fruit. The cavemen did not have Mars bars.They ate fruit for a dessert not as something to eat before moving on to cake for dessert. I have seen numerous people drop sugary foods from their diet and their waist slims very quickly. We consume around 250 times the amount of sugar our ancestors did just two centuries ago. That is a startling statistic. Our bodies are not prepared to process the amount of sugar we put into them. This gross amount of sugar can be linked to various illnesses and diseases.
Try to limit yourself to just one sugary dessert a day. I would suggest having it at lunch.This will help you to curb your desire at dinner.