I know I'm new here, but I was wondering if anyone would mind if I tried keeping up a Diet Tip of the Day thread. I don't know how consistent I'd be with it, but my hope is that if I were to be responsible for something diet related, it would help me stick with my own plan.
I have The World's Best-Kept Diet Secrets
book written by Diane Irons. There are some really interesting little tips in there. I thought I could post one or so a day and we could critique them together. If any of us have ever tried the particular tip we could tell how well it worked or didn't work for us and so on, so on.
What do you think? I'll go ahead and post one now. If you like the idea of doing it daily then I'll keep it up. If not, no biggy and I'll quit.
Ok, here's the first one:
Diet Tip of the Day for August 1, 2004
The World's Best-Kept Diet Secrets
by Diane Irons
Chapter Three: Tricks and Tools
Keeping Out of the Frig
How can you keep from opening the refrigerator the average of 22 times a day?
1. Stay hydrated by drinking water and low calorie beverages each hour. What we often think is hunger is somtimes thirst.
2. Take a walk (around the block, in the yard, etc.) for 15 minutes. Sometimes it's just boredom or an emotional need you're feeling.
3. Lie down for a few minutes. You may be tired and need a few minutes to restore your energy.