The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.
Don't do any other activity while you're eating. Don't watch TV. Don't read a book. Do talk to who ever is with you. Try to focus on what you're eating. Not look up from TV or book in 10 minutes and think-what did I just eat?
No matter how many times you've tried and failed in the past, never give up! With the help and education available at SP, if we follow the program, we all can be successful. It's been such a struggle for me, but I am absolutely determined to finally conquer this battle. We can do it!
Some cultures spend more effort in food presentation than Americans. Try having several colors of food on your plate. Sweet potato, tomatoes, spinach, meat. It's like having technicolor food. You tend to appreciate what you're eating more
Don't rush through your meals. Take your time, savour the texture and flavour of each bite. Enjoying the sensation of eating helps me to feel satisfied, and eating slowly allows my body time to register that I'm satisfied before I'm stuffed.
Packing my lunch and 2 healthy snacks the night before, helps me avoid all the fast food temptations. I also leave a low fat yogurt in the fridge at work for those days I want something extra.
The trick to losing weight is filling up. Vegetables, because they have a high fiber content. Water also makes you feel full, that way you're not overeating.
I have personally found that if I consciously schedule myself to eat a snack in between main meal,s (even if I don't feel hungry) not only do I maintain energy levels, I eat less at the next main meal I have at least proven this to myself by using Sparkpeoples Nutrition Tracker tool
I told my daughter if she can help me get under 200 I'll take her for a girls day out at the local hotel/indoor waterpark. She works me harder than Jillian some days. So far I'm down 26 and have 10 to go.
I start the day with 16 oz water before coffee then have another 16 oz before lunch and another 16 oz before dinner. I try to sip on water or decaf. coffee/tea during the day.
I put a couple drops of pure peppermint extract, or even add some fresh peppermint leaves, to my water. Icy cold water with a hint of peppermint is so lively, and the peppermint scent actually helps cut food cravings -- and no calories!