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Jeannette Bessinger

Balance for Life, LLC

www.balanceforlifellc.com  

(401) 835-2428

Jeannette Bessinger, Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor and owner of Balance for Life LLC, is a co-author of the upcoming book, Simple Food for Busy Families, author of Your Baby's Best Food, and meal and recipe designer for the Dr. Jonny Bowden’s The Healthiest Meals on Earth. A motivational speaker and health/nutrition educator, Jeannette regularly gives talks and classes to businesses, corporations, non–profits, wellness centers, hospitals, colleges and faith–based organizations with an interest in wellness and disease prevention. Jeannette has provided services in health education and prevention for individuals and groups in a wide variety of venues for fifteen years.  Creator of the Whole Life Nutrition™ approach to health improvement, she currently runs successful lifestyle change programs in both hospital and holistic settings. Jeannette acts as a lifestyle health consultant to several public and private groups and coalitions working to improve the health of schools and cities. She was a lead strategist on a citywide intervention plan for obesity funded by the RI Department of Health, and designed an obesity prevention program for Head Start with a grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics. A graduate among the first class of women at Columbia College, Columbia University, Jeannette has pursued an extensive, multi–modal education in teaching, health and wellness. As a very busy wife and mother of two children, she understands first hand how challenging it can be to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle as a working parent. With a personal history of autoimmune disease and diabetes, she knows how vital it is to put your health first on your priority list. Much of the depth and practical nature of Jeannette's material arises directly from her own efforts to meet the challenges of balancing health, family and a lively career.

What are some ways to control my hunger?

Jeannette Bessinger from Balance for Life, LLC talks about some ways to control hunger.

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Host: What are some ways to control my hunger?

Jeannette Bessinger: If you have a very strong appetite, there are couple of things that you can do that help to retrain your body to calm it down a little bit. One of the best strategies is to eat in three hour increments, to eat small amounts of food every three hours. By that, I mean if woke up at six in the morning, you would have your breakfast, say at seven O clock in the morning. Small amount of food three hours later within 15 minutes before or afterward, you want to have a snack. You should keep that snack relatively small in terms of number of calories but it's something to at least be chewing on. Three hours after that it should be seven, ten, one O clock you have your lunchtime meal, three hours after that you have another snack, three hours after that you eat your late meal. What this does is it keeps your body from triggering the very intense hunger sensations and very quickly within a day or two or three days you should start to feel those sensations calming down.

Another way to begin to balance your hunger and your eating in general is to use what we call the Prince King Popper Strategy with your meals. By that I mean in the morning you eat a relatively reasonable meal, a midrange sized meal. Lunchtime is your biggest meal. At that time when the Sun is highest in the sky that s actually when your metabolism is at it's peak performance. So, if you eat your largest meal at that time of the day, you will then have energy for the second half of the afternoon that you need to draw on and then have your dinner like a popper. Eat a very small amount of food which will enable you to relax in the evening and when you fall asleep, your body will be able to do with natural digestive cleansing cycle and you might find also that you lose a little bit of weight.