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I start my morning everyday doing my spark points! It's a quick little guide line to how to think during the day, get your wheel spark points to spur you on, read someone's
Do not start tomorrow. Do not have a "last supper". Do not wait until you have more time. Start right now! Didn't eat a good breakfast? It doesn't matter - time to start tracking and planning your healthy dinner for tonight. You deserve to be feeling better and in control right now.
It's so easy to have a winner take all attitude when ou first begin; but it's important to remember that the gaining of the weight didn't happen overnight therefore losing it won't happen overnight. Focus on getting healthier, eating right, moving more, doing more. Set mini-goals such as trying to eat your daily serving of fruits and veggies each day. Drinking more water and less soda. Celebrate each small victory. Believe you can do this, Know you WILL do this.Commit to it.
When you're first starting out, it's best not to focus on what you have to give up - your favorite foods, your TV time, etc. Instead, spend the first week or so adding things - more water, more sleep, more fruits & veggies. Then slowly start focusing on what you need to give up. By adding first, you won't feel as much like you're depriving yourself.
Wherever you've been, whatever you've done, whatever you weigh or whatever you ate that you shouldn't have...stop right now, take a deep breath and let it go. You're here, aren't you? You're looking for help and you're taking action just by reading this and being on this web site.
A few years ago I joined a gym, and the fitness trainer had me eating less food but more often. So instead of a breakfast lunch and dinner, I was eating a light breakfast, a snack, a light lunch, a snack, a light dinner, and another snack. It kicked my metabolism into high gear and my body was actually using the calories that came in.
It's overwhelming looking at all of the information out there. You need to start somewhere and it doesn't have to be big. Eat a healthy breakfast. Replace junk food snacks with fruit. You don't need a big day where you change everything. Start today with what you can change and stick with it.