Pilates Abdominal Exercises
Eating Lunch Two Hours Late
If you should have to eat lunch two hours later than usual say, at 2:00 p.m. instead of 12:00 p.m., you should eat one portion of your bar at 12:00 and another portion at 1:00. Then you have your whole lunch at 2:00 and your next snack at 5:00 instead of 3:00. Since it is only one hour to your normal dinnertime, you take only one of your three portions at 5:00, and have a full dinner at 6:00 (see Table 7.1).
Example 3: Eating Lunch Three Hours Late
If you should have to eat lunch three hours later than usual say, at 3:00 p.m. instead of 12:00 p.m., you should eat one portion of your bar at 12:00, another portion at 1:00, and a third portion at 2:00. Then you have your whole lunch at 3:00 and your dinner at 6:00 (see Table 7.1).
Very rarely, you may need to eat earlier than usual, for some special reason. An example of this is illustrated in Table 7.2 for Thursday.
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You should keep a food journal to learn about yourself and your eating habits. It is important to see in writing what your are eating and when.
Keeping Your Food Journal
You should keep a food journal to learn about yourself and your eating habits (see Table 7.2). In the beginning, you will probably make many notes in your daily journal, such as comments about your mood, energy, and pains or discomforts. Indicate how things are getting better or worse. It is very important to see in writing what you are eating and when. This will help to clarify for you exactly what needs to be changed and make it harder for you to fool yourself.
After a month or so, you will probably develop patterns and need to write less (for an example, see Table 7.3). At that point, you can keep a weekly rather than a daily journal, which will help you to observe your weekly patterns (see Table 7.4).
Once you have achieved your Ideal Body Weight and Ideal Body Weight Proportions, you will have developed such strong eating habits that you will probably no longer need to keep a journal.