A Learning Experience

 

The new 400 calorie menu is a real easy way to learn how to take control of your body weight.  We, at Mäni’s Bakery, have done the hard and sometimes tedious work out of the equation for you by providing you with already structured meals.  All you need to do is give it a try.

What exactly will I learn?  Well, that is completely up to you.  Your answer will depend on how you decide to incorporate the new 400 calorie menu items into your Mäni’s dining experience and daily eating plan.  The full learning experience will come from incorporating the concept of eating 4 to 5 smaller meals throughout your day. 

By using the items that Mäni’s is providing, you don’t have to worry about measuring or cooking anything while trying to initially incorporate this new eating style.  All you will have to worry about is spacing your meals 3 to 4 hours apart.  How long you decide to commit to this kind of regiment is completely up to you.

Regardless if you just experiment with these structured items or this way of eating becomes a complete lifestyle change for you, there are a number of things you can learn about your individual needs. 

First, when eating so frequently throughout the day your stomach should never feel full or hungry.  There is a difference between wanting to eat because you are hungry and because your mind wants to eat.  Recognizing this difference will become invaluable when starting to eat smaller more frequent meals during your day. 

Second, you will learn pretty quickly how much you really need to eat daily.  You can only learn this if you keep structured to eating every 3 to 4 hours.  If you can’t manage to eat every 4 hours because you are too full, 400 calories at every meal is too much for you (in this situation every meal should be followed up with a snack that equals 1/2 a meal).  If you are getting hungry (physically not mentally) before 3 hours has elasped, then you need to eat more every 3 hours or move your meals to every 2 1/2 hours.  Once you have learned the schedule that works for your individual needs (remember that no two persons on this planet are exactly the same), you have really learned something valuable.

What have you really learned?  Think about it.  Even though you haven’t been preparing and measuring your food, you now have a pretty good idea of how much you should be eating and when you should be eating that food.  These two simple aspects of nutrition is where I see almost everyone fail when they are trying to manage their weight. 

I don’t expect people to measure everything that they eat.  Just by eating controlled portions for as little as a few weeks, your eye will have a recognition for how much you need and how much is too much.  This is what I like to call portion control.  Portion control and eating intervals are the key to proper nutrition.  Now you have a simple way to learn for your own individual needs both of these. 

Take control of what most Americans think is almost rocket science.  It really isn’t that complicated, at all.  It will be even easier with the new 400 calorie menu.  Enjoy!!!