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How to Lose Weight but Never Go Hungry Again (Part 6): A Great Way to Eat Well!


This is the 6th Wellness Tip in our 8-part weight loss series that began 6 weeks ago and will continue for the next 2 weeks. These tips confirm you don’t have to be hungry in order to lose weight.

Wellness Tip #6: Remember the 3:1 Rule.

The 3:1 Rule relates to your Amazing Plate. Breakfast, lunch and dinner plate, that is!

Build it around fruits and veggies, 3:1. This means fill your plate three-quarters’ full with fruits and veggies.

Make the last one-fourth of your plate something else such as whole grains, beans/lentils, nondairy milk/cheese, or nuts. This should be a serving size that can fit into the palm of your hand.

Add a glass of water or unsweetened tea, and your meal is complete!

Here’s the good news: You can have seconds on the first three-quarters. You don’t have to feel hungry again. You can eat all you want. Just eat the right foods.

3:1. An easy rule to follow!

The Experiment: If you have practiced the previous weeks’ tips, you should have plenty of good foods in your kitchen to choose from. At your next meal, fill ¾ of your plate with fruits and veggies. Your favorites. Then, finish off the other ¼ with something else. One of your favorites. Try the 3:1 approach at each meal and see how satisfied you can feel. Eating bliss!

Follow the 3:1 rule: a great way to eat well!

Silence Your Inner Critic: Your thoughts will try to convince you that a rule this simple won’t have the weight loss effects that you want. It’s still hard to believe that you can eat enough to satisfy your hunger and still lose weight. Reframe your thoughts. Be willing to try a new approach. You will be astoundingly surprised how easy healthy eating can be!

Rock Our World with Your Comments: How have you made the 3:1 rule work for you? Write your thoughts in a personal journal, discuss with a friend or family member, or post a comment below. We thrive and grow with your input!

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