If hunger isn't the problem, then eating is not the answer!!!
This may sound simple, but sometimes it is not easy. Step one is to distinguish between physical hunger and the desire to eat due to emotions.
When we are hungry and we eat, we feel full and satisfied. When engaging in emotional eating the hunger we feel is never really satisfied. That is because we are looking for something else.
We do have a positive intention behind what we are doing, we want to feel better. Maybe we do for a moment. But it doesn't last long. We are not happy with the results of our overeating. Figuring out the feelings is the answer!! It may take some time to learn to recognize the feelings and handle them.
What else could we do when we are tired, stressed, lonely or insecure? The feelings are always going to be there and learning how to deal with them in a different way is a key skill to lasting weight loss control.
We will discuss tips and ideas at the meeting. See you there.
CITRUS GARLIC PORK LOIN
makes 4 servings (3 ounces pork, 2TBL sauce and 3/4 cup green beans each)
points value per serving 5
3 medium garlic cloves
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup grapefruit juice, not cocktail
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
1 pound raw lean pork tenderloin
4 cups cooked green beans
1. Mince garlic and mix with lime and grapefruit juices, soy sauce and pepper sauce. Allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour so flavors can blend.
2. Place tenderloin in marinade and turn to coat evenly. Cover and put in refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 1/2 hours but not more than 5. Turn occasionally. Outside of meat may lighten in color from citrus juices.
3. Preheat oven to 450F. Drain pork and reserve juices. Roast pork for 10 minutes, then turn reduce heat to 325F and continue to roast until internal temperature of pork reads 145-150F.
4. Boil marinade for 3 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve sliced pork with cooked marinade on top accompanied by green beans.