Eating Tip

October 19, 2009

Here’s a quick eating tip.

fruitWhen you sit down for a meal, ask yourself, “What will I be doing for the next 3 hours of my life?”  Then vary your carbohydrate intake depending on what your activities will be.

For example, if you’ll be taking a nap, eat fewer carbohydrates.  If you’ll be working out, eat more carbs.  In other words, adjust your carbohydrate intake up or down based on the activities you’ll be engaged in over the 3 hours after your meal.

Space your protein intake out over the meals of your day.


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22 Responses to “Eating Tip”

  1. That is such a simple, but EXCELLENT tip! Thank you for that. I need to remember that one! Maybe if I recite it to the family tonight they’ll all remember so I don’t have to worry!

    Lisa McLellan
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  2. kate McKeon says:

    For the next 3 hours I will be tied to my computer teaching a class . . . I guess the chocolate cupcake is not a good caloric investment. Dang.


  3. Scott Payne says:

    Awesome Advice Darrell!
    Scott Payne

  4. All your posts are worth reading.

    Martin O’Connor

  5. Katie says:

    Good tip, but given the carb heavy eating habits, should we even think about carbs since we get plenty of carbs in veggies – we really don’t need any of the things we think of as carbs: bread, pasta, etc.



  6. Adjusting your carbohydrate intake is a great tip. Definitely will practice this.

    Jose Escalante

  7. Greg says:

    I love your blog!

    As an athlete, I always thought about eating for the next day, or eating properly before and after my workout, but this tip is applicable to every meal!

    Greg Dougall, Philanthropist-in-Training

  8. Vicki says:

    Great tip on choosing the right carbs for the activity that follows any meal. The noon meal for me is the most important for me. I hate feeling like I need a nap – especially when I have a full afternoon of work.

  9. Rob Northrup says:

    i just came back from Europe and often when I was sitting down to dinner, I asked myself “what will I be doing for the next three hours” and the answer was always “Eating dinner”…

    those people are slow and they like their long meals…

    not as bad as Japan. but close.

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  10. I find excess carbs make me sleepy and lethargic. High protein meals keep my energy levels up.

    Steve Chambers, Body Language Speaker

  11. John Ho says:

    ANother good one is to chew 30 times for each mouthful as digestion starts in the motuh with saliva.

    We use 10% of our energy for digestion.

    John Ho
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  12. That is some of the best “diet” advice I have ever read. Common Sense.

    Robert Martin

  13. JJ Jalopy says:

    What an excellent tip Darryl!


  14. Martin says:

    I do a similar thing to help my decision making when it comes to food. I ask myself: How far will I need to run to burn off this……..e.g. chocolate muffin?
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  15. Is that you in the white shorts?

    Martin O’Connor

  16. Pam Schulz says:

    So simple – yet powerful – advice! Now if you just had a magic bullet for will-power…

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  17. Lisa says:

    So simple, I love it! This is definitely something I can put into practice.


  18. David Power says:

    Darryl…your tips for nutrition are second to none!!! thanks again!!! you are winner!!!

  19. Great idea. I’ll start today.

    Martin O’Connor

  20. Keri Eagan says:

    Hey that is a great tip! It makes what you are putting inside much more immediate. Thanks Darryl, this is my favourite tip so far.

    Keri Eagan

  21. Hi Darryl,

    I love it when you take nutrition for fitness eating down to super simple tips which just make it SO easy to implement.

    I find the old adage advise about not eating after a certain hour at night that I can’t eat red meat after 9 pm, preferably 8 pm. It will just SIT there in my stomach and then I feel yucky. (Hope that wasn’t too technical a term here, lol!)

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell



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