Category Archives: Portions Control

Battling Excess Weight – One Bite at a Time

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As the old joke has it, the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. Although the joke relies on a clearly absurd premise, there is a lot of truth to it: any big task is best handled one piece at a time. Whether you’re talking about sending a man to the moon, digging the Panama canal or your own battle to lose weight, the biggest jobs all rely on many small steps toward an ultimate goal. In fact, if we take the phrase “one bite at a time” literally, we have what is perhaps the most effective weight loss strategy there is. A lot of people struggle with weight loss, either hitting a plateau after a certain point or gaining back what they’ve lost. However, weight loss really can be approached one bite (or more to the point, one meal) at a time. Find out more here…

How to Stop the Urge to Eat When You’re Not Hungry

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Eating when you’re not hungry is typically about emotional eating, which is a common issue for people who are overweight. I’m going to describe a short technique for you today that I cover as part of my virtual gastric band procedure in my practice, and which will help you overcome the urge to eat when you don’t need to.