There is another principle that goes along with Hara Hachi Bu: eating slowly and mindfully. More
- I was surprised at how satisfied I felt after each meal, even though I stopped eating earlier than I usually would have.
- I was surprised that I never felt hungry after eating. Sure enough, that 20 minute rule of feeling full always kicked in, and even though I only ate to 80% full I was 100% satisfied every time.
Chances are, the same thing will happen for you. And when you slow down, savor your food, and chew each bite thoroughly, there are several other benefits that kick in, like fewer digestive problems, natural weight loss, and a general feeling of better satisfaction with each meal. More
It’s simple, really: eat your fruits and veggies! And get plenty each day.
For our program, you’ll focus on eating 5-9 servings of fruits and veggies daily. Basically, that means trying to include them at any point you can, especially with each meal and snack.
If you’re feeling a little discouraged at this point, don’t worry. Even if you’re not used to eating fruits or veggies on a daily basis, it’s actually not as difficult as you’d think to make it to 5-9 servings. You just have to get a little creative and resourceful, and we’re here help you do that.
But first, let’s cover some important details:
There is a cool tool out there in the marketplace for doing quick, accurate health assessments. It’s called the InBody 230, and if you want one, they’re just $6000.
But, you don’t have to buy one, I’m going to show you how to get some really cool health data absolutely free, and where you can not only find one of these cool machines, but where you will also find willing and happy people to run you through the process and give you a free assessment sheet for your health binder. More
“What gets measured, gets managed.” – Peter Drucker.
OK, I totally lied about that “fun” part. A few years ago my coach, Keena, challenged me to track everything I ate for 3 days. This is kind of akin to asking me to drink bleach. I hate tracking stuff, it’s just not my thing. But good health is my thing, so I decided to not create a voodoo doll of my coach and stick pins in it, but instead, to take her advice.
I downloaded an app, My Fitness Pal, and for 3 days I entered everything I ate. Wow! I was really shocked at the results.
“Treat life like a series of experiments.” Derek Sivers
The very basics of bio-hacking, and the simplest health measures, are weight and girths
In our course, Formula 7, we build in an evaluation week every 8 weeks, and think that every eight weeks is an idea time frame to re-evaluate these most basic measurements. More