The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.
I have noticed that every time I eat late and dont drink my water, my weight either goes up or stays the same. When I follow these 2 rules (as long as I haven't totally went nuts on food) that I usually find the scales are friendlier to me.
Careful calorie measuring and tracking is key, but so is letting yourself eat for enjoyment once in a while. Take a day or two a month, or every two weeks, and don't track your food. Don't binge on purpose, but go ahead and eat something you might otherwise not.
The moment I decided to cut back on bread, potatoes & pasta, the weight loss increased significantly. I am not only Italian & love my pasta, but I'm also "carbo girl" & can eat bread plain w/o butter. I made the decision to limit bread & pasta to just twice a week .
A 250ml glass of water and a bowl of lentils is fantastic; the fiber and hydration are an effective, natural short-cut to putting your mind off of any temptations. Cook 'em up en masse, and store them in the fridge. Some salt, garlic, oregano and chopped tomatos is perfection in a bowl!
An easy way to keep your calorie count accurate is to keep a 1/2 cup measuring cup in the pantry next to the cereal boxes. Most cereal calorie counts go by 1/2 cup or 1 cup. With the measure right there you won't accidentally over pour! Use it to measure your milk, rinse & put back on the shelf.
This may sound boring, simple or too easy but logging, journaling and tracking daily are the dynamic trio to success. If you are committed, you can accomplish anything!!! My new mantra is...NOTHING tastes as good as HEALTHY feels! You can do it!!!
When going out for the evening meal I research the restuarants website and seek out the nutritional info on the menu offerings. I choose what I will order before leaving and stay on track. I don't even want to see the menu and all the temptations.
You can have your cake and eat it too! Eat light before the party. Make your balanced plate. If you still want to indulge, only have a 1 or 2-bite taste of the offerings. Take half your cake or your plate home to enjoy tomorrow. Choose what you really want or know you'll enjoy.
When I empty the flavored Quaker Instant oatmeal into a bowl, I see the sugar in lumps - I gently pick out the lumps and throw them. This way I reduce the sugar content in the oatmeal by 80% but it still tastes good and mildly sweet.