March 2010
I think that pretty much sums it up! I honestly don’t not know of a way to lose weight without
actually having to feel hungry…at least some of the time! So if we’ve got to do this thing, let’s
establish some ground rules…
1. PROJECT…On a scale of 1-10, don’t let your hunger go over a 7…if you do, your metabolism
is probably slowing down anyway and that’s counterproductive. You should also be sure that no
more than four hours pass between feedings in order to keep your metabolism revved up.
2. PLAN Ahead…novel idea huh?? In my business, I plan for the day, for the week, for the
month, etc, etc…funny that I rarely think about what my next meal is going to be until my stomach
reminds me that it’s time for me to figure something out. By then, I’m usually too hungry to make
the best choices for my goal.
3. PORTION…this is a biggie. You know biggie fries, biggie drink…just kidding. In order to be
successful at this thing, I’ve got to learn how to “eyeball” an appropriate portion size. There are
tons of tools online. But the best way is to get out the food scale and measuring cups and
spoons…then measure everything for one solid week. After that, you’ll know what a portion looks
like and you’ll feel much more in control of your consumption.
4. PRAY…hey I needed another “P” word and it sure can’t hurt!
Hang in there! Let me know if there’s a topic that you would like for me to discuss in one of my
weekly fit tips.
Joe Montgomery
Owner, Personal Trainer
Industrial Strength Inc.