The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.
If you tend to over eat I suggest drinking one water bottle and snacking on a fruit or something light about 30min- 1hr before your meal. This will make you feel full and you will be less likely to over eat.
I eat whatever I want . . . in moderation. A few bites of something is just as good as a whole lot more of it, I have learned. Eating healthfully is easy when I know I can have a few favorites as well.
Eating whole foods and staying away from sugar, white flour and processed foods have stopped my food cravings. I feel like my body is getting the nutrition it needs and so I don't get hungry.
When I get the munchies I reach for a glass of water, some almonds and raisins...that usually curbs my tummy-grumbling.
I've learned to view food "as nutrition". As a means to a nutritional end. This is a huge"reframe" for me; food used to be about pleasure, comfort, and distraction. Food is now about NUTRITION.... I have learned to find pleasure, comfort, and distraction elsewhere....but food can still be fun!
I lost my weight initially by using the diabetic exchange diet. It offered a lot of variety and I was able to work most recipes into this diet. It became a way of life and not a diet. Unfortunately, I kind of fell off the wagon, but I am back on my meal plan and I think things will start moving
Water is key in getting healthy
I'm sure this has been mentioned before but fiber and water are great (and often overlooked) weight loss tools! Make sure to get at least 8 cups of water and between 25-35 g of fiber every day.
When I come home from work and have to fix supper, I have found that a small handful of cashews is just enough to calm the hungers until I can get the meal done.
I found that restricting any food only makes it something that becomes bigger than life....by including some favorite things in my diet (in moderation) and really enjoying them without guilt I don't end up sabotaging myself.