Counting bites as a Lifestyle Change: Lose the weight and keep it off!
You are doing a great job and you're a great inspiration! I found your blog a week ago and you've inspired me to to start counting bites. Today is day one!
Amanda, this is very helpful. Got some questions for you:1. Do you count a teaspoon of cayenne pepper as a bite?2. How many hours do you have between your 4 small meals?3. Presuming your bites for the entire day total 10; correct?4. Presuming you have your 10 bites within a 5-hour period; correct?I'm thinking the reason for your big drop in pounds per day is due to the revving of your metabolism from the small meals on top of the pepper, of course. Sorry for bombarding you with so many questions.~Christi
Hi! Thanks for commenting!1. Do you count a teaspoon of cayenne pepper as a bite?No, I do not usually count any supplements as bites. Sometimes I eat Wheat grass powder or superfood powder and I do not currently count those as bites...2. How many hours do you have between your 4 small meals?When I did 4 small meals, I would usually eat (sometimes different) breakfast whenever 7-9 amlunch 12:00 noonsupper 5-6:00 pmbedtime snack 8 pm3. Presuming your bites for the entire day total 10; correct?When I ate 4 times a day at the time of video, sometimes I did 12 bites. So 10-12 bites sometimes more.4. Presuming you have your 10 bites within a 5-hour period; correct?At the time of doing the video, I did not do my bites in a 5 hour period. Now I am eating my bites in a 5 hour period. I have did the 5 hour thing on and off, because I had some symptoms I thought maybe intermittent fasting was causing. (I have blood sugar issues, probably adrenal issues too, I am high risk for diabetes, I have had gestational diabetes 4x)Right now I am eating 12 bites my goals/eating plan are:First meal 1 pm 3 bites2nd meal 3 pm 3 bites3rd meal 5-5:30 6 bitesI made an exception last night and instead of pigging out on New Years Eve, I ate 30 bites , that was in my goal plan.You can see pictures and stuff of my cayenne pepper meals that I ate, There is a free app for Android and iphone called TwoGrand. If you follow my username AmandaW, you can see the meals what I eat, when I eat and examples of how big my bites are, my cayenne etc... I do not take pictures of my cheat days but I do have 10-12 bite + days on thereI might do a video and/or blogpost of the TwoGrand app.There is a community of 5 biters on there. I can message you the link on facebook of the thread that has the 5 biter names. Let me knowFeel free to Ask as many questions as you want!
Yeah, I'm on the 5-bite FB pages. This was helpful, as I am determined to lose 30+ pounds by Spring. I am in menopause so not sure it will fall off like it used to. We'll see and thank you for being such inspiration and sharing your experiences.
your welcome! I can message you the link to the Two Grand app thread if you want, if you are interested you can message me or something on facebook. Wasnt 100% sure of your username on Facebook :)
Just seeing your post! I'll message you on FB....
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