Here is a good site with some information I already knew, some information I needed to have reinforced, and some new information which I am always hungry for (should I use that word :-)?
It made me think about how we rush to help people deal with a weight gain or a hold. If a person has been exercising and writes about a weight gain we all want to rush to tell them that muscle weighs more than fat. This site tells us that a pound of muscle and a pound of fat both weigh a pound. I thought "duh" - why didn't I think of that? A pound of muscle is more metabolically active and is more dense but it still weighs a pound. Bummer. I really wanted to blame that weight from eating too much of the right things on all this muscle I have developed in 1 week.
Hence the video about portion control. I know I have a problem with thinking that if I am hungry (or even somewhat hungry maybe really hungry in a couple of hours type of hungry and just am wanting to eat if I am honest kind of hungry) - you know what I mean. I can really overdo the almonds. I could eat 6 or 8 servings of fruit a day, and I do love my Quest protein bars. My home made yogurt is wonderful. I can overeat on the right things real easily because I want to feed my head and not my stomach.
The video about whole grains is good as well.
I hate when all my excuses and rationalizations are destroyed right in my face with facts. How about you?