A couple weeks ago I had my family up
from Akron and the others over from Chicago
to the central meeting spot of Toledo.
Fun times were had by all.
Now you have to know something
about my mother. And in knowing
can learn a lot about your health.
She is known as “The Mouse.”
During our get together something struck me.
The whole time here she nibbled.
She never had a full plate in front of her.
The same is true when she is at her home.
She’ll return from a day at work and nibble –
a slice of Swiss here, some mixed
nuts there and maybe a pretzel rod to top things off.
She never eats a ton — ever.
And she is as skinny as a light post in London’s square.
When I look at most people her
age they are twice her size if not
three times. Yet, she
does very little exercise. Though
I would love to see her do more,
this works for her.
I wont reveal her age but is close to
the “retirement” years.
And it works for her. This is how
she has always been, even back to being a teenager.
I’d ask as she sat down to dinner, “Mom, aren’t you gonna eat
“No. I nibbled while I made it,” was her response.
Much can be gleaned from Mamma Palko.
What if you followed some of Mamma P’s
eating principles and nibbled throughout
the day instead of feeling like you MUST eat
at the socially acceptable times.
Would you feel lighter.
I can almost predict with 90% certainty you would.
They say it takes about 20 minutes before
you can detect if you are full. So slow down.
This will allow yourself to consume half
the food you typically do.
For me I like to eat. And I also like
the movement — so I jack up the calories
to give me the fuel to get through
my Linebacker Fitness workouts.
And other endurance based routines like in
Triple Your Endurance.
So there you go. Nibble your way to a thinner you.