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I knew that I needed to drink 8 cups of water a day, but hated plain water. I now add the individual flavor packets to my bottle of water. I use different flavors throughout the day and no longer think of it as drinking water. It just tastes good with few or no calories.
It's true, fruits and veggies actually are good for you, and they fill you up without feeling bloated or guilty. I try to eat 5 to 7 servings a day, low calorie but high in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
I was pretty much hooked on baked goods. Removed them from my diet except for allowing one "cheat" day per week.
That in addition to daily cardio work contributed to 20 pound weight loss.
If I eat a smoothie in the morning- simply blending any kind of frozen fruit together with some milk and a few almonds- it gets me off to a healthy start and makes me more likely to eat healthy throughout the day.
I applaud those of you out there who lose loads! I was overweight at one point(2-3 stones). I needed to lose it for the ladies!- it was a must. Excess eating = weight gain. Everyones' metabolism is different. Fat stores are used as when food isn't available. All these statements were assessed...
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I usually start the day with Coffee with cream, oatmeal, raisins, with fat free milk. That way every morning I start out on the right path. I measure everything so I can record my calories. Find an easy go to meal low in calories and make it your go-to meal. It must be something you really like.
Eat Something healthy low in calories before going out to eat, or to a party.
Eat like a chick not like a guy.
I started using TVP, textured vegetable protein in most of my meat cooking. It looks a bit like oatmeal. Use about a 1c to 1 1/2c in a meat sauce, or a 1c + 1c water, let rehyd in lean ground meat, it has no fat but all the protein. TVP is tasteless, it takes on the favors you add, wonderful stuff.