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By Lauren Torrisi

The experts say that most diets are unsuccessful. And after a few weeks of no carbs or a low calorie intake, I’d say that I’d be headed straight for failure. Fortunately, I found a much healthier alternative. I began to see my newfound eating and gym habits as a “lifestyle approach.” This way, instead of constantly being critical and obsessing over what I cannot eat, (ice cream!) I can focus on the rest of my life! The transition has not been easy, but one thing has really helped my along the way.

The weekly Podcast, Inside Out Weight Loss, by Renee Stephens, has been totally inspirational. Each week I learn a little bit more about myself and focus on changing the eating patterns I’ve picked up throughout my life. This week, I listened to Renee speak about how to evaluate your hunger before and after you eat on a scale of 1 to 10. I’ve found this hunger scale to be useful at midnight, when I want that leftover slice of pizza in the fridge but realize I’m really not that hungry. My emotions and feelings (maybe stress?) are hungry for the pizza but not my stomach! Luckily, I’ve been making a conscious effort to really think about the behaviors behind the mindless snacking. Thanks to Renee, I’m one step closer to being healthy and one step further from my fat jeans!

Originally published April 2009
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