Why a prescription 6
What you need to know about dieting 12
How you think about food 22
Staying Motivated 38
The Importance of Exercise 52
Good Nutrition 64
Keys to Success 90
Goal Setting 100
Reading Food Labels 117
Energy Expenditure Chart 134
My Prescription 138
Food Values 178
About Elaine 198
Snippet from the book.
” ………….. The smell of food cooking can immediately trigger memories and with that thoughts and feelings. Food is comforting, it makes us feel good. Food also gives us instant gratification, and in a world where everything is instant we expect an instant fix. We need to remember that food is fuel and not let our thoughts and feelings lead us into over eating. You need to be the master of it!
Use the statements below and write down those that register with you. By doing this you will be able to highlight some of the triggers which cause you to eat. You may also be able to think of a few more.
. You eat because you feeling lonely tired or bored
. You eat your meals in front of the television
. You eat when you are feeling stressed
. You eat to reward yourself or others
. You eat because you are unhappy
. You arrive home from work starving
. You grab foods from the fridge or cupboard without thought
. Are you so busy that you find yourself snatching meals when you can?
. You eat whilst reading a newspaper or book? ”