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I have a big glass of water least 16 oz. in every room living room ,kitchen , bedroom so I have no excuse to not drink it .When I leave the house no meter where I go I have a reusable 32 oz. sport bottle with me .At the end of the day is adding up to about 1 gallon in a half.
When I'm in-between meals and I get a craving or urge to eat, I always make sure to keep Sugar-Free gum on hand. I just pop in a stick and it helps me to make it to my next meal without putting unwanted food in my body. I buy Extra because there are so many different flavors that pretty much any craving I have will be satiated.
Today I shared my goals and plan with a few coworkers. I think that this was a secret weapon because when cake was brought to the break room, my coworkers helped me resist and get out of that dangerous situation! I am now more accountable at work!
I have found that old school thinking does not work. You have to EAT, no matter how much you think calories in calories out. get rid of it. Eat healthy, eat when your hungry and use the BMR chart to give you your calorie allotment for the day. Less is not more. I find if I only eat 1200 or less (for me) I will not lose weight, but if I pop it up to 1400 I will. Forget refined foods and sugar, introduce coconut oil to your diet and do not give up fat. Skip the sugar instead,.
Weekend eating has always been a challenge for me until I joined the Largest Virtual Weigh In Team and started weighing on either Saturday, Sunday or Monday. It really helped me stick to healthy eating habits on the weekend.
Given that repeated practice obeying my urges is how I created the problem, repeated practice ignoring my urges is how I will change it!