Heidi Skolnik - Food Journal

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Hey I am Heidi Skolnik exercise physiologist and nutritionist, and today for doctor Oz[xx] share care 11 week move it and loose it challenge, I want to talk to you about food journaling[sp?]. I know you've all been encouraged and hope you're keeping your food journal and I want to explain a little bit more why it's so helpful.

So beyond just tracking your food, which helps us become aware of exactly what we're eating and the choices we're making, there're other things you can use a journal to become aware of. So, what are your will patterns and is there any emotional or reactive eating going on. I want you to really look how long you go in between eating and when you choose to eat.

So, do you find that you are going for that pint of ice-cream or that bag of chip after you have a fight with your spouse. Or when you've had a really frustrating time at work or you're on dead line. You know what's really going on there? There is this old joke about being on sea food diet.

Whenever I see food I eat it and that may be an old joke, but there is really some truth to that and hopefully through looking at your journal you can begin to see if there's a connection. Some of us are more sensitive to queuing. So, if we walk by a bakery and we see the food and we smell the smells, we end up wanting to go in there and all of a sudden have a cookie, when before we weren't really thinking about having a cookie.

Or if you're watching Tv and you see a pizza commercial, now you want to eat pizza. So become aware of some of those queues and you begin to use that information to change your reaction to either your emotion or your environment, to control it and help you go more towards your goal instead of sabotaging yourself.

Have a good healthy day. Hi, I'm Heid Skolnik exercise physiologist a nutritionist, and today I want to talk to you about setting a realistic weight for yourself. And I know you've already been working towards that. You are working really hard. Hopefully you're feeling encouraged, and not discouraged, and part of that is being realistic with what your goals are.

A realistic weight is a weight you can maintain by eating healthfully, and exercising appropriately. An ideal weight, is a weight that we pick that is often times one we come to, because it's a weight we think we should be at, and it's actually unrealistic because it's idealized number that doesn't really fit our body, our body type, our history or our lifestyle.

So, if you need to over exercise in extreme ways for days on end or you need to under eat consistently in under fuel, and under nourish yourself, that is not a realistic weight. That would be an idealistic weight. It's impossible to really achieve and maintain. So your realistic weight is a weight that you can maintain, and sustain for the long term.

I hope that helps on this journey of yours, for Dr. Oz is Loose It And Move It program. It was like.