Update and Standing while Eating

So, I’m wiped out, as a lot of you have noticed (thanks for the emails) and I’m still healing. My arms hurt, but look awesome… I’m pleased with my decision. I’m still too exhausted between recovery, working my new job and homeschooling my amazing granddaughter Sydnie, to blog. I’m hoping to get a good blog in. I haven’t run since my apparent 13 km run in the middle of the night my first night post-op… I’ll post that story, as well… Sigh.

In the meantime, here’s some interesting info from one of my favorite Paleo blogs… She advocates sitting and eating while thinking about what you eat… I don’t necessarily agree. I KNOW what I’m eating and I stand while I eat. Good food. My last meal was stir fry organic chicken breast, sautรฉed in coconut oil with squash, mushrooms, onions, peppers and asparagus. That was 5 hours ago and it was delish and colorful and healthy… eaten while standing ๐Ÿ™‚ I believe if you are being intentional and aware of what your are eating, standing is good… Burn more calories, lol.

Paleo RD Tip of the Week
By Amy Kubal, MS, RD

Get off your feet when you eat
Quick โ€“ what was the last thing you ate? No really โ€“ what was the VERY LAST thing you put in your mouth? Most of you are probably envisioning the last meal you ate; the one where you were sitting down and actually aware of the food on your plate and going into your mouth. Now, think about it again; what was the LAST thing that you ate? Were you sitting down?

image credit: guardian.co.uk

These days much of what we eat is actually consumed โ€˜in motionโ€™ โ€“ standing up, running between appointments, on the way to work, you name it. Sometimes we just grab a bite of something, (or a piece of candy from the office candy dish), on the way to or from somewhere. Maybe we have a couple bites of something weโ€™re putting into a meal, or into the kidsโ€™ lunches. Donโ€™t forget the grapes you grabbed when you opened the refrigerator or the leftovers you nibbled on while clearing the table. How many meals, snacks, bites and samples have you eaten all while on your feet? Do you even remember all of these โ€˜foot feastsโ€™? Did you actually taste or even enjoy the standing snacks?

My guess is that we are ALL (yes, even me) guilty of mindlessly putting something into our mouths without really even realizing we did it. One of the rules that I made for myself and my clients (because Iโ€™m mean like that), is that if youโ€™re not sitting on your butt you canโ€™t eat it. I donโ€™t care if you are mid-way through a bite – sit down – right there on the floor, until the food is chewed and swallowed. Let me tell you, it makes you think. After having to pick my butt up off the floor about 20 times (Iโ€™m a slow learner) I figured it out and Iโ€™m betting you will too.
If you want to eat โ€“ you must take a seat! Are you sitting down?

Amy Kubal is a Registered “Paleo” Dietitian and the ring leader of Robb’s RD consulting team. She works with a wide range of clients from competitive athletes to those dealing with complex health problems. Check out her bio and consulting options, and her blog Fuel As Rx to get your Paleo nutrition fix.

And to finish things off, this is my new baby… BeBe. She’ll be 5 October 21. She’s a cat poo eater, so now she’s mine. I’m so glad her former mom and dad picked me ๐Ÿ™‚


16 thoughts on “Update and Standing while Eating

  1. So happy to see Flamidwyfe on my list of reads today!! Missed you and still praying for recovery! I too have to re schedule my blog time, mine seems seasonal. You have a much better reason for your schedule change, you changed; country, time, jobs, priorities.(to family) got a new dog… many many new hats!

  2. Hi Sandi, glad you are feeling better ๐Ÿ™‚ BeBe is adorable! Enjoy her she is a lucky dog! . I need to sit down more when I eat, thinking about it I eat my oat bran every morning standing up whilst making Harry’s lunch, clearing the sides, emptying the dishwasher and filling the washing machine all by 730 am! Lunch is much the same, we all sit down together at night – I need to make more of an effort to sit! As you say the odd extra food item gets shoved in!!! Xx

    • Well atbleastbyoure sitting during dinner ๐Ÿ™‚ I had a sit down meal with a daughter and two granddaughters tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Cat-poo eater… hilarious!
    My chihuahua eats grass. MOWED grass, so the really dry stuff. And she likes potato chips. Maybe the dry grass reminds her of potato chips. Anyhow… those little dogs have more personality in their pointy little ears than most dogs have in their entire bodies! She’ll give much entertainment.

      • Really?? I’ll have to look into that…. not that I want another pup…but, a Chihuahua pup TOO much. Does your pup have hair or fur? That is the determining factor. Poodles and some other dogs have hair (solid shaft) as opposed to fur (hollow shaft).

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