Presentation on theme: "Beating the Buffet Trigger Going for the 3 Increases: Increase in Health, Increase in Happiness & Increase in Energy Strategies for Success in Weight Management."— Presentation transcript:
Beating the Buffet Trigger Going for the 3 Increases: Increase in Health, Increase in Happiness & Increase in Energy Strategies for Success in Weight Management By: James J. Messina, Ph.D.
The Buffet Trigger B-betcha can’t resist all that you see U-u are in a battle of wills here F-forget that diet this is ….. F-food the kinds you love and crave E-enjoy yourself you deserve it T-try me-I am bound to beat you
I came, I saw, I conquered Buffet’s are a challenge for novices at the Balanced Lifestyle There is an implicit message here: You paid for it so eat it. All of it! The excesses of our conspicuous consumption are most evident at a Buffet The tip of the food pyramids are ever present, ever tempting, ever covetous of your mind, will, & spirit
I came, I saw, I conquered You can change all the BAD about Buffet to all the BENEFITS You can change the sense of being BEATEN by the Buffet to having BEAT IT You can come away from a Buffet not BROKEN but a BETTER person for the experience
I came, I saw, I conquered Keeping in mind the two food pyramids both the USDA & Willet you can face the challenge of a Buffet and Defeat that Trigger You can Beat that Trigger and hold your own against such a bodacious opponent
Rules of the Road in Beating the Buffet Trigger Take a walk around the entire buffet and scope out what is being offered Look for all of the “tip of the pyramid” items: sweets, fats, potatoes,white breads, pastas, starches, dairy products, red meats Look for all of the bases for your healthy food plan: vegetables, fish, chicken, beans, fresh fruits, fresh oil based salads
Rules of the Road in Beating the Buffet Trigger Once you have scoped out the buffet proceed to fill your first of two plates: Plate one: pile high with a fresh vegetable salad which is olive oil base, pile …so high that it looks like you are gorging yourself on the offerings of the Buffet --- once done with this ample serving go back for Plate two
Rules of the Road in Beating the Buffet Trigger Plate two: pile high on this dish with loads of fresh raw or steamed vegetables, & small portions of fish, chicken or protein foods DO NOT EAT OR SELECT: any of the items on the tip of both pyramids for plate one or two Drink water, ice tea, or coffee only Preferably water at least three glasses
Rules of the Road in Beating the Buffet Trigger After you have consumed your salad plate and vegetable and protein plate and finished your three glasses of water you are ready to go for the SWEETS Get the smallest plate in the buffet line, preferably the small vegetable dish or bread dish Have fun and take three spoonfuls of the delicacies which are most attractive
Rules of the Road in Beating the Buffet Trigger Start by having fun, relaxing, and enjoying the experience Stop worrying about over indulging Stick to your plan it will work for you Stay away from the TIP items and you will be victorious over this trigger Satisfy your hunger and then… Stop eating
NICE GOING Reward yourself once you leave the buffet with: Sincere positive self-assessment Solid belief in your ability to overcome such triggers in the future Self-affirmation of your determination Self-Nurturing for your efforts, creativity, & successful efforts in beating the buffet
So You Beat it… Can You do it again? Yes! Beat the Buffet Trigger! Often we fear that which has beaten us in the past even if we succeeded in beating it once or twice Fear is the root of the trigger Fear is giving power to the trigger which it doesn’t deserve In beating the buffet you have de- powered it for all time, if you did it once you can do it over and over…so go for it!