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If you have a craving that lasts a little while, go ahead and give in but only eat a piece of what you are craving. And no more than the serving size. To prevent you from going back and chowing down more, brush your teeth and keep some sugar free gum on you.
When the cravings are on your mind and you cannot get rid of them despite drinking all of your water, try brushing your teeth! I use a mint flavored toothpaste and am less inclined to want to eat after that. If the munchies are still on your mind, try chewing a couple of sugarless pieces of gum!
If your goal is to consume 1400 calories daily, change it up a bit. If you need to consume 1400 calories in order to lose weight, you need to consume 9800 calories a week to lose weight. Some days consume up to 1700 and some days only consume 1200..it keeps your body confused.
I have found that I loose more weight when I drink more water throughout the day. One of my secrets is to keep a water bottle by me at all times. Every time I get up from my desk, I take a drink. Every time I change the channel, I take a drink, and so on. I can drink double the water doing this!
I started my journey in Jan 2010. However my journey started before that when I was eating out of control. So, the way I am looking at my weight loss journey is that I didn't put the weight on over 2-3 months it was over several years. So, if it takes me several years to lose 43lbs I'm ok with that.
To me it is the loss of body fat that is important. That and inches. If I weigh 175 lbs and I fit into my 32 inch waist pants comfortably, I am a happy camper. I have to remember that muscle weighs more than fat, it is not to me the weight, rather where it is on my body and how my clothes fit.