Friday, October 31, 2014
Ask anyone of us here how to lose weight and we will likely all agree - eat the right foods in the right quantities!
You can lose weight if you consistently -
Calculate your recommended calorie range.
Stopping eat out so often.
Eat home cooked meals.
Find a diet that you will stick with.
Learn all the food rules for your diet.
Learn the success factors for the diet.
Find recipes that suit your diet.
Make a grocery list.
Shop only for foods on the list.
Read food labels.
Plan your meals.
Cook meals from scratch when possible.
Learn to prepare meals without a lot of sugar, fat and salt.
Know and use portion sizes.
Track your food and beverages before you eat.
Don't skip meals.
Stop eating when you've had enough.
Stay in your calorie range.
Have variety in your meals.
Do this every meal, everyday.
I have been preparing ALL my DD's meals and snacks and she has lost 8.5 pounds in 16 days. Wow almost a pound a day! I am so happy for her and her success is motivating me.
I have spent a lot of time looking for recipes, menu planning, food shopping, reading labels, creating recipes, cooking, weighing, measuring, packaging food, cleaning the kitchen, entering food in Spark and revising a daily menu to meet the dietary requirements. The results have been well worth it. DD compares these meals to her own personal Nutrisystem and is very happy with her weight loss and very motivated to continue with the diet.
I am going away for a few days so I have made up entrées for all DD's meals, so she can continue eating as she has. She will be preparing her own fruits, snacks and salads. I expect she will continue to lose half a pound a day, but the difference is she will now be doing some of her food preparation and we all know the temptations that lurk in the kitchen.
OK someone will ask - she is doing the Full Plate Diet. There is a free online book.
I need a personal Nutrisystem chef!