waitplate chewing timer

1,2,3 and Chew!

The Chewing Timer is part of The Waitplate System you receive to begin your journey to a healthier lifestyle and maintainable eating habits.

 

The other tools you receive include:

 

* Dressing & Fat Template

* Baked Good Template

* Protein Templates

* Soft Proteins and Carbohydrate cup

 

But let’s face it, we all love gizmo’s and toys and the Chewing Timer makes meal times fun – especially for the kids. As well as being a bit of a novelty, the timer is also addressing one of the most important and overlooked issues when it comes to eating properly.

 

There are a lot of different elements that need to be addressed when it comes to correcting poor eating habits with portion control and food choices being two of the most important. But a lot of meal plans or ‘diets’ fail to acknowledge the importance of actually eating and digesting your food properly. This is where the chewing timer establishes itself as a vital tool in your goal to improve your eating habits.

 

If your food is not chewed correctly, there are all these behind the scenes aspects in your body that are having to work un-necessarily harder. If your food is consumed too quickly, again you will probably receive a bit of a backlash from your body such as indigestion, heart-burn or just the general feeling that your belly is going explode from eating too much.

 

The Waitplate System Chewing Timer is educating your mind and your body on the basics of eating: chew, swallow and digest. It is also working on your Hunger Satiety since you are giving yourself time to eat properly, you’ll be more in tune of when you are actually full. As most of us know, we don’t actually have that ‘full’ feeling until approximately ten minutes after the fact.

 

The Chewing Timer is the first visual aid designed to specifically address and re-educate our eating habits through the speed of our eating. It it is a fantastic tool for the children to use as it’s a fun way of instilling good habits at a young age. It might just be a bit difficult to get it away from them so you can have a turn!

chewing timer

 

citrus-juice

Get Juicing!

It is always best to eat fruits that are naturally in season in your particular area and for Spring in Australia, we get to experience the wonderful taste of fresh citrus fruits this time of year.

 

With fruits such as lemons, oranges and grapefruits all currently in their prime this is the best time of year to dust that juicer off and make some refreshing drinks for you and your family with no added sugar. We have found a few nice combinations that may tickle your taste-buds and also make great drinks for entertaining friends as the weather starts to heat up.

 

Orange & Lemon Juice:

3 x Peeled Oranges

1 x Peeled Lemon

 

Grapefruit & Orange Juice

1 x Peeled Grapefruit

2 x Peeled Oranges

 

Lime Apple & Lemon Juice

2 x Unpeeled Apples (red or green is fine)

2 x Peeled Lemons

1 x Peeled Lime

 

Strawberries can also be another little sweetener that will work well with any of these juice combinations. For an extra wow factor, serve your juices with thin slices of fruit, ice and a mint leaf in a mason jar.  Enjoy!

 

Waitplate-Carb-Template

Spring Has Sprung

We’ve all heard of the New Year Resolution but at Waitplate, we like to do things a little differently. We believe one of the best times of year to kick start your healthy lifestyle is in Spring when the sun is out, the flowers are in bloom and the temperature is just right.

 

There are many reasons why starting your healthy eating resolution before the festive season is better than New Years Day:

* You have already re-trained your eating habits.

* You have the knowledge on portion control and know how much you are allowed to indulge.

* You can enjoy eating outdoors when it’s not sweltering in heat or freezing with cold.

* You are not starting your healthy lifestyle on a negative note of “I have to loose weight because of all the kilo’s I put on over Christmas.”

* You are preventing yourself from having a ‘blow out’ over the holidays with the idea in your head of “I’ll be good after Christmas and New Years has finished.”

* In Spring there is no excuse of eating comfort food to warm you up or consuming lots of the bad stuff because it’s the festive season.

* If you have started your Waitplate Journey in Spring, you will be a lot happier and healthier over Summer knowing that you already have the tools in place for a healthy lifestyle.

 

The best piece of advise when it comes to your health overall, is to be proactive rather than reactive. Get those healthy eating habits in place now and you’ll be ready to roll out the red carpet for Summer!