The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.
Know what you put in your mouth. Count your calories using the tracker, your phone, whatever. It's important even if you think you blew it--there is no 'wagon' to fall off of, just a step-by-step journey. Then the part I didn't ever know was . know your burn. YOURS.
I get a lot more motivation by trying to get back into a pair of jeans I use to wear. Instead of stepping on a scale, I would step into my jeans. :) It was a lot more motivating for me to get back into those jeans than to step on a scale and looking at it as loosing weight. Try it!
Choose whole fruit rather than juice. An orange has more fiber and is more filling than juice with the same number of calories. Every little bit of satisfaction helps!
If you've grown up having a large glass of juice every morning, but could do without so many calories, try putting a single serving of juice in a large cup, then filling with diet 7UP or seltzer. I also do the same with (inexpensive) wine so I can have a larger glass and still 1 serv. of calories!
As I have read before, drinking lots of water helps in weight loss. Sometimes when I think I am hungry, I will grab a bottle of water to drink. One trick I use is to add a flavored fiber powder. and that seems to help. You can have your cake and eat it too.
I carry a baggie of almonds (no salt) on hand. When I get cravings/hungry, I grab a handful and I feel satisfied! This is a GREAT way to not over eat and still feel the sensation of eating!
Remember, all relationships have rules and boundaries. If the relationship fails to work within those rules and boundaries then you end it. The same goes for food.
I choose foods high in fiber, especially for breakfast and snacks, because those are the foods that will keep you feeling fuller longer. Also, I drink LOTS of water. It keeps you full, feeling refreshed, and it's great for your skin and digestion!
I didn't put the extra weight on overnight so I can't take it off overnight either. Rather than put a number in my head (the scale will say 5 lbs less this week), I just look for the scale to either stay the same or go down ANY amount.
When trying to lose weight, take the 4 rules into consideration: quality, quanity, frequency, activity. Eat good healthy food choices every 2-3 hours in reasonable quantities, and get active for at least 30 minutes a day.