Hey there! This is Brenda, one of your six A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts authors.
My dearest childhood friend has always fought the uphill battle with weight. Even as a teen she was obese. But her terrific attitude and fun, positive behaviors made her a joy to be with. She used to say, "Fat's where it's at and I got it." You had to love her. Today, ah hem years later, we're still "bestest buds."
This doesn't mean I encourage overeating nor obesity - but it is a fact of modern life.
If you're wanting to watch your weight and are open to a preventative overeating tip, have I got one for you. Eat more! Yep, that's what I said. Now, I don't mean eat more in quantity, but more often. Consuming six small meals throughout your day keeps your metabolism running at optimum caloric-burning levels so you don't crash with starvation and overeat. Studies prove that eating small meals prevents people from gorging themselves at a scheduled meal, and feeling so satisfied they even lose weight! By small, I mean one fist-sized apple or a serving of cheese with a few crackers or a 6-ounce container of low-fat yogurt. Honestly, you'll find you don't eat as much if you eat more often.
During the holidays when the temptation is to overeat at parties or binge at a family meal, try nibbling on something about an hour before. It proves what Mom used to say, "You'll spoil your appetite!"
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