Rule of Two

Uncle Lew
By Uncle Lew Latest Reply 2011-12-21 19:36:30 -0600
Started 2011-12-21 16:45:22 -0600

I just finished reading an article on diabetescare.net called the “Taste the Holidays” by
SHARON HOWARD , R.D., M.S., C.D.E., F.A.D.A.

Below is a great piece of advice fro the article:

“Rule of Two
So, my nugget of nutritional advice to minimize the damage, and help you maintain, not gain during the holidays is this: The Rule of Two. When confronted with the cookies, or candies, or potato chips, or any small treat that is disasterous in larger amounts, allow yourself “just 2.” The first cookie is 100 percent wonderful, a new taste to your mouth. Eat it slowly, enjoy its lusciousness. The likelihood you want another is very high. So, allow yourself a second. Eat it as slowly as the first, it is a “repeat” taste, maybe 90 percent as good as the first. STOP THERE! Because cookies number 3, or 5 or 10 will just not be as enjoyable as the first two. The "food law of diminishing returns.” Quantity will not give you the quality you are yearning for.”

That sounds good to me. I sure will try it.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONR!


3 replies

Young1s
Young1s 2011-12-21 19:36:30 -0600 Report

Unfortunately, I learned the wolfing it down part the hard way. Have been enjoying a little too much birthday cake lately and it wrecked havoc on my levels; plus I gained some weight. It sucks that the weight comes on quicker than we can get rid of it. But anyways…had I savored even one of those slices, maybe I wouldn't have lost my mind or my control.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-12-21 18:44:44 -0600 Report

That is a very good idea indeed. Specially the eating it slowly. That helps most. When we wolf stuff down, it just tastes for a moment, and we want more. This is a great plan.

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