The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.
I have learned that the scale is not our friend.. it is so much better to measure yourself on a weekly bases and only weigh in once every two weeks or a month.
Assuming I am motivated (and that's a whole 'nother story), I have always found it fairly easy to lose weight. I eat when I'm hungry, which ends up meaning several small meals a day of only the healthiest food. Fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, and a small amount of fresh nuts.
Dehydration can feel like hunger.
Eat breakfast 1 hour upon awakening. I eat cereal or oatmeal with fruit and juice or poached eggs & toast, large salad for lunch raw vegetables, and a normal dinner. Fruit and string cheese for dessert or else just drink seltzer water with lemon or lime or herbal tea until bedtime.
The best trick I've learned so far is dividing my dinner plate - 1/4 lean meat, 1/4 starch, and 1/2 veggies or fruit. Not only does it aid in portion control, but it's so EASY and is something you can do in almost any & every eating environment.
I pick my two days that I dont workout at the beginning of the week. I stick to it, even on the days I'm tired, or didnt sleep, I still workout, on the days I dont do a workout, I play an outside game with my son and nephew, so I dont ever go a day without doing something.
I TRACK MY MEALS EVERYDAY SO I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE I AM .THIS WAY I AM NOT OVER MY CALORIE GOAL
My problem starting out on my weight loss was evening snacking. I started taking a walk every night after dinner, which helps me digest, and actually makes me feel satisfied so I'm not hungry the rest of the night. I made myself a rule: no more eating once I walk. Eat dinner, then walk, then done!
When I want to step up my weight loss for the week, I eat oatmeal for lunch two or three times during the week. I find it fills me up for the afternoon. I add a little sweetener and I find it really satisfies me - makes me feel like I have had a great lunch.