21 Jan 2012
The Lunar New Year is around the corner. Many people are looking forward to the new year celebration for various reasons. It is a time to relax, re-connect with family members and friends. Of course, some would take this opportunity to liberate themselves for more food, drinks and even gambling.
It’s inevitable that we tend to have more opportunities to have food in take. Staying slim and enjoy food at the same time seems impossible. Isn’t it true? Is it?
If we choose to believe what had happened to us in the past, the above claim seems like a fact. However, the good news is that there is a saying, “the past does not reflect the future”.
First of all, it is all about our choice. It’s up to us whether we think staying slim is important for us in this season. Many would have easily give up and crumple to their old thinking and beliefs – “festive season, I will sure gain weight”. So, somehow it is a self full filling prophecy for themselves.
First we have to make a decision to stay slim without sacrificing the food we love.
Secondly, we need to know what it means to us if we achieve this. If it doesn’t have any strong significance to us, chances are, we will fall back to our old habit of over-indulgent.
Thirdly, is to be really eat slowly and enjoy the food rather then just putting the food into our mouth unconsciously while we were chatting with our friends. If you taste the flavor of the food or cookies, chances are you will enjoy the food more without over eating. In fact, if you find something nice, praise your friends (or whoever made it) for their great cooking skills. You will be more likable too.
A good test whether you really eat slowly and enjoy the food is to ask yourself, “what did I had for my previous meal, how does it taste? Which dishes I like most?” If you can answer within a second or two, then it is highly that you are enjoying your food.
With this you will not be over-eating because you are more satisfied compared to just mere swallowing them without tasting them. This is one of the important techniques in the Ultimate Slimming Intensive Program (USP-i) too.
In USP-i, participants gets to learn many techniques to enjoy food without gaining weight, including meridian self-massage and easy steps to burn exta calorie. At the end of the USP-i, participants will set their Autopilot Slimming Program so that they have sustainable weight lost.
Another good way that works for me when I am full (and don’t feeling like eating) but don’t want to offend the overwhelming gesture of relative is to hold a piece of cookies or goodies without eating it. And when I am holding that piece, I put a “full” meaning to that piece of food. So long as your hand is holding something, chances are you will not be stuffed with new food.
Of course, if you really eat too much than you can digest. A good 10~15min walk about is away to make you feel better (not so bloated) at the same time help you to burn some calories.
Last but not least, if you really gain weight during this holiday season, it is a good time to attend Ultimate Slimming Intensive Program (USPi) by Beacon LOHAS.
Wishing you have a good lunar new year celebration. Huat-ah! 😀
*Huat-ah = is a local way of celebrating and anticipating good luck together*