Beth Warren Nutrition Blog

Weight Maintenance & Mindfulness

by Jenn Tricot October 3, 2019

Everyone has their specific preference or goal regarding weight loss, but another factor is keeping the weight you want to maintain. 

It’s often a struggle to realize when you’re happy or satisfied with your weight but it’s important to not increase or decrease your weight drastically, and keeping it at a level that’s healthy.

When people put themselves on restrictive diets, wrong mindsets, or lack of habits- they would fluctuate with their bodies tremendously. It’s important to have a steady routine, keeping yourself busy, staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, and staying active to maintain in a healthy state. Overall, weight involves much more than what we eat. 

With our BWN method, we recommend taking on these tips: 

You can also try these tips: 

• Check your watch that at least 20 minutes passed before you take a second helping of food.

• Try eating with your non-dominant hand. If you’re a righty, hold your fork in your left hand when lifting food to your mouth.

• Eat silently for five minutes, thinking about what it took to produce that meal, your host, spouses or parent’s effort to make your meal etc.

• Take small bites and chew well.

• Before opening the fridge or cabinet, take a breath and ask yourself, “Am I really hungry?”

• Do something else, like reading or going on a short walk instead of grazing.

 

Lemony Fennel Recipe

I get it: when experts preach to eat more veggies, you're wondering exactly how to do just that. Below is a recipe idea using an underestimated vegetable, fennel. Fennel is amazing not only because of its unique black licorice-type flavor, but also because it is anti-bloating with alot of other health promoting characteristics! The evidence that no one regrets pushing themselves to take the extra moments to prepare themselves (And their families!) a deliciously inspiring healthy meal! Trust me, my days are cray, cray, so what helps me balance busting out more creative dishes like these with more basic go-to’s is recognizing the types of days that doing something like this will leave me feeling overwhelmed (aka 12 hr client days 😳) versus ones that give me that **tiny** inkling of time I feel I can manage it...that, plus taking shortcuts I would have otherwise never though to spend on, like buying this fennel precut, recognizing every second counts! My only regret is that I didn’t double the recipe 😋

Ingredients

🍉 2 bulbs fennel, sliced

🍉 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

🍉 1 shallot, chopped

🍉 2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped

🍉 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice

🍉 himilayan sea salt, to taste

🍉 zest of lemon (save some for optional garnish)

🍉 parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  • Brown the fennel in oil to soften in cast iron saucepan on medium high heat
  • Add in the garlic and onion to continue to sauté 
  • Add the other ingredients and cover to cook and continue to soften for about 10 minutes
  • Turn off flame, plate and add garnish!
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