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The best thing to do if you want to snack is to drink "chug" a full 8 oz glass of water before eating what you wanted to snack on. 9 times out of 10 for me, I've chosen NOT to eat what I went into the kitchen for!
I seem to have a bag for everything: for the gym, for lunch, for church, for the music lessons I teach, for the English lessons I teach, for going to the library. I even have a bag of bags in the trunk of the car to pack my groceries in!
I use every opportunity to move my body. When waiting for my coffee in the morning, I do wall pushups on my kitchen counter. While waiting for my toast, I do leg lifts and knee bends. It all counts in the overall scheme of the day.
I read research done by an Australian University that showed women who swapped 30 minutes of non interval cardio for 20 minutes of 8 seconds (fast) 12 seconds (regular) on an exercise bike lost more weight. So I changed my routine and it has worked for me.
Tracking food is so important to weight loss. But it was tedious until I started putting together food groups and favorites. Now it takes me far less time. I thought I was label conscience before, but much more so now especially the calories per portion, VERY IMPORTANT!